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As your bathroom is a room of the house where water is the biggest risk to its potential design, the choice in your bathroom flooring design has to take into account many factors that other rooms don’t have to.
For example, the bathroom suffers from rises in temperature, and higher moisture levels and provides a risk for slips and accidents. This means several products need to securely reinforce themselves to accommodate for these risks. Whilst many choose porcelain or ceramic options as a default choice, the choice of luxury vinyl flooring provides a much safer and cost-effective option for the long term without giving up the great look.
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Your household lifestyle impacts whatever choice you go with, as a bathroom that is shared by the family will require a floor that withstands spills and splashes of water with waterproof safeguards.
It will also need to be able to reduce the risk of slips when exiting the bath or shower, which is why vinyl offers hard-wearing properties that are 100% waterproof and an anti-slip layer, as well as a more cushioned design, should anyone take a tumble.
If you have an elderly person living in the home, the level of slip resistance provides the ideal amount of security for their needs, especially if they have a walk-in shower.
As well as being water-resistant, luxury vinyl flooring brands such as Quickstep luxury vinyl are highly durable products should there be any dropping of items, meaning that they will not be easily damaged or dented.
As you can expect from a waterproof product, the damage to the subfloor is greatly reduced, as well as the chances of rot should you choose a wooden design. Whilst being waterproof, it is important to not have large puddles of water left unattended on the floor. Water left for too long can potentially damage or weaken the adhesive that holds the floor together.
The waterproof measures mean that something as grand as underfloor heating is a much safer installation for the bathroom, providing extra comfort and warmth within the room for those relaxing nights.
It is possible to make Quickstep luxury vinyl flooring last way past its 20 plus year warranty, with some homes retaining its perfect look and protection for up to 30 years with simple maintenance like a quick mop, sweep and vacuum once a week.
Luxury vinyl flooring, such as oak parquet flooring, is a perfect partner for your bathroom design and you are not left with a limited choice as a result – providing the best in design, durability and satisfaction.