The demands placed on bathroom flooring are high. After all, the floor should not only correspond to a particular trend – its aesthetics should also fit in with the architecture and the overall concept of the bathroom and, if possible, still make entering the bathroom a pleasure several years later. In addition, the chosen flooring should have many practical qualities, such as:
For a long time, tiles were the standard choice for bathroom floors. And for good reason – tiles are very easy to clean, waterproof, scratch-resistant and can last for up to 30 years with proper care. These days, there is an amazing variety of tiles to choose from. At the same time, however, the alternatives to tiles in the bathroom are more versatile than ever before. So it's worth taking a closer look at the different types of flooring beyond traditional tiles.
Whichever flooring material you choose, there are a few things to note when laying the floor.
When laying the flooring, precision, care and expertise are essential. If joints are not properly sealed or an unsuitable material is used, moisture can penetrate unnoticed and lead to mould growth. It is therefore a good idea to commission a specialist company to lay the bathroom floor.
The ideal flooring for a modern bathroom
Whichever flooring material you choose for your bathroom, It should also fit visually into the overall design of your bathroom and create a coherent sense of space. A harmonious interplay of colour and materials creates a soothing and calming atmosphere. Strong colours, contrasts and structures, on the other hand, can feel exciting and extravagant.
Taking proper care of the bathroom floor
Jointless bathrooms are all the rage today – but no bathroom floor is completely joint-free. If your floor is grouted, you should pay special attention to the joints – they are magnets for moisture, limescale and mould. For cleaning, a mixture of baking soda and soda water is ideal, applied directly with a toothbrush. This should be left to work for a few minutes and then wiped off with clean water.