Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom Floor

Your bathroom floor needs to be hard-wearing to stand up to the daily wear and tear it experiences. But when you're remodeling your bathroom, you'll also want to install a floor that's attractive and goes well with the rest of the remodel.

Here are some tips for planning your bathroom floor remodel.

1. Choosing a style

Upgrading your bathroom to a newer, more luxurious style can be a worthwhile process, but for best results, you'll need to have a vision of what you want the finished product to look like. Do you want a themed bathroom (such as a steampunk theme or a tropical reef theme)? Do you want a bathroom decked out in specific colors? These and similar details will help you get a handle on what you'll want the different elements in your bathroom to look like. 

Different styles can go well with different types, colors, and patterns of flooring. In some cases, the theme or styling you want for the bathroom may even dictate recessed lighting on the floor or some other special feature.

2. Choosing a material

Once you have your vision for the finished bathroom nailed down, you can start looking into which materials will work well with your remodel and still perform great in a bathroom setting. For example, in most cases, you'll want a material that won't mind frequent changes in temperature and humidity. You'll also want one that can stand up to heavy use and isn't especially susceptible to water, if possible.

3. Choosing a contractor

If you have a more unusual bathroom remodel planned, you'll need to find a contractor that knows how to work with the style, flooring type, or other unusual elements involved. In addition to that, you'll need to choose a contractor who has availability in their schedule, has a great reputation in the area, and has plenty of experience. 

4. Choosing a coating

In the bathroom, you likely have more splashes from the tub, drips from wet hands at the sink, and other leaks than in most other areas of the house.  A waterproof floor coating can help keep your flooring from experiencing water damage. This can be especially important if you decide on a more water-damage-susceptible type of flooring such as wood.

Even tile flooring, which is often recommended for use in wet areas, can experience grout damage and adhesive damage in the presence of water. Talk to your contractor about the options for covering your bathroom floor with a protective coating, such as an epoxy floor coating.

These tips can help you think through the process of remodeling your bathroom floor so that you can make the best choices for you and your home and ensure the process goes smoothly. Get in touch with a bathroom remodeling company like OCD Building & Remodeling Inc to discuss your remodeling project.