If you have a small budget when renovating a bathroom, you are always looking for ways to reduce costs, and sometimes the floor is overlooked because it is generally not the highest ticket price for a bathroom renovation. Homeowners often decide to choose a beautiful cabinet or a whirlpool bathtub in front of a shower with glass blocks, so the flooring is a last-minute decision.
If you consider your flooring options carefully, you will be amazed at the potential savings. While many flooring materials meet the criteria for bathroom use – moisture resistance, slip resistance, and durable wear – some common options can be much more expensive than you think. Natural stone, for example, is a common choice, but it can be expensive.
Fortunately, there are several affordable options for upgrading your bathroom floor. From simple wood flooring to modern vinyl to porcelain tiles, the money you save on flooring can help with that beautiful bathtub or the big shower you’ve always wanted.
While flooring is not the biggest decision you make when renovating your bathroom, it does make a big difference in the look of your bathroom and makes a surprising difference in your renovation budget. If you want to renew your style without spending a lot of money, consider using one of these techniques to create a new feeling in your bathroom.
If you are lucky enough to already have a wooden floor in your bathroom, the simplest solution to refresh its look is to paint it a new shade—possibly one that fits your new color scheme.
There are great colors that are compatible with the bathroom, but if you prefer a more natural look, you can just add a touch of white to the glaze. Enamel protects your wood and keeps it shiny and beautiful for years to come.
Re-painting is a solution that most homeowners can do on their own to avoid the extra cost of labor. Re-painting can be combined with the use of some quality carpets to make the bathroom floor stylish with a fraction of the cost of first-class materials.
Add an Accent Rug
A well-chosen rug can break the monotony of an ordinary floor and give color to any space. In a bathroom with inexpensive flooring, filling one or two beautiful rugs can make a difference in the world.
A well-chosen rug can break the monotony of an ordinary floor and give color to any space. In a bathroom with inexpensive flooring, filling one or two beautiful rugs can make a difference in the world. Or buy some extra rugs and throw them in the room – at the entrance, in front of the sink, at the foot of the bathroom. Hide less beautiful parts of your bathroom floor with a rug – this will save you money and give your space a lot of styles.
However, be sure to place it under a non-slip mat so that water and moisture do not endanger standing and walking on it.
Porcelain tile is a bigger brother than standard ceramic tiles. It has several advantages when used for bathroom flooring. Made of fine clay baked at very high temperatures, porcelain has a very low moisture absorption rate (less than 5%) which makes it great for humid bath environments and even outdoors in some climates.
Porcelain tile design is also available in countless styles, from artificial wood to artificial marble and, well, everything artificial. So, that luxurious stone tile you wanted but is it too expensive? You can have it much cheaper by using porcelain tiles that look like marble, slate, or granite.
Large box home improvement centers now have an amazing array of excellent porcelain tiles. Specialized tile outlets may also have more budget options or closed styles among their choices.
We install porcelain tiles in the same way as standard ceramic tiles. Most homeowners hire this, but a skilled DIYer can also install porcelain tiles. And if you are looking for a bathroom with radiant floor heating, porcelain tile is a great surface.
One of the great things about modern printing technologies is that we can now make synthetic materials like vinyl almost like any other material. Vinyl and vinyl tiles with a cheap appearance that were once common are a thing of the past. Today’s types of vinyl have textured surfaces and printed layers that can convincingly resemble natural stone, wood, and other premium materials. While the vinyl sheet is not the best choice for resale value, it is a good choice for cost-effectiveness and waterproofing.
Newer luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) in particular is a thicker form of vinyl flooring that is generally installed as boards connected by a modified tab and groove system called a “click lock”. These floors are quite luxurious in appearance, but a fraction of the price of natural stone or hardwood flooring. Of all the common flooring options, vinyl is the most resistant to moisture and water.
With different textures and colors available, you can make the floor of your dreams without spending exorbitant costs on dream materials. And vinyl is very easy to install and even easier to maintain.