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Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Once you have successfully decided on your new bathroom
design, the challenging decisions arise. It is now time to start
selecting surface materials, most importantly your flooring options.
The flooring in your bathroom must be moisture-tolerant and should
also be easy to clean and maintain. Options include sheet vinyl,
vinyl tiles, vinyl composite tile, ceramic tile, travertine, carpet,
hardwood, and stone. It is important to keep on eye on flooring cost
because finishing materials demand a major portion of the budget of
a bathroom remodeling project.
Vinyl and laminate tile flooring are the least expensive of flooring
options. Above all materials, tile may be one of your most difficult
decisions solely due to the vast amount of styles, colors, and sizes
to choose from. With today's designs, larger tiles are becoming more
and more popular; however, they also require the underlayment to be
very level. Mosaic tiles, one inch tiles, are another break through
in bathroom designs. Mosaics come in countless colors and allow you
to create your own custom floor design.
In addition to materials, styles and colors, today's technology also
offers you the choice of having warming strips installed underneath
your new tile or marble floor. They use very little electricity and
will chase away the shivers in the morning. Heated flooring is an
amazing luxury to enhance your bathroom experience.