As you sit down and begin to write down your bathroom remodeling ideas, keep in mind there are a few materials that work great in a bathroom setting and those you should completely avoid. The materials you use play a major role in the look and design, but most importantly, in durability and functionality. Future Vision Remodeling would like to share some of the best as well as the worst types of materials that can be used in a bathroom to better help you find the best materials for your future bathroom.
Carpet is Not a Suitable Flooring for Bathrooms
Carpet is one of the worst types of materials that can ever be used in a bathroom and for whatever the reasons why, it was a very popular thing to do in the 80s. Carpets are extra absorbent and hold in moisture. As carpets hold in the moisture it can lead to mold and fungus growth.
Marble Tile Floors Are Slippery in a Bathroom
Marble may look beautiful and seem like a sturdy material, but it is horrible to use in a bathroom. Marble gets etched, which can happen very easily in typical bathroom items. When marble gets etched it will begin to erode. In addition, because of marble’s highly polished surface, marble flooring can be extremely slippery; especially when wet.
Is it OK to Put Laminate Flooring in a Bathroom
Thin laminate flooring doesn’t hold up to the heat and humidity that occurs regularly inside bathrooms. They easily separate and buckle and become discolored as they are continually exposed to the heat and moisture. Laminates can be used in a bathroom. However, you will want to use a thicker heavier laminate material for flooring.
What Type of Wallpaper is Best for Bathrooms?
Wallpaper is an ongoing debate. Some don’t think it is a problem while others find the wallpaper in a bathroom will begin to curl and lift away from the walls. Regular wallpaper just doesn’t stand up to the moisture found in bathrooms. However there is some wallpaper that is specially designed for bathroom types of environments. They do tend to be more expensive. If you’re hot on the idea of using wallpaper in your bathroom, purchase one of these.
Porcelain Tile Flooring for Bathrooms
Tile has been used in bathrooms for centuries now. Tile is durable and resistant to heat and water. However, the grout can erode and begin to separate between the tiles. When this occurs, water can get underneath the tile and erode the material that the tile is sitting on. It is important to regrout tile when needed. Tile has many applications in a bathroom, it can be used for countertops, flooring and even tub and shower siding.
Laminate Countertops That Look Like Granite or Other Natural Stone
Laminate countertops are a great alternative to granite or natural stone that do not do well in hot humid areas. You have a variety of color and faux stone surfaces. Laminate countertops hold up great in bathrooms and you don’t have to worry about sealing them all the time like natural stone material and it is an inexpensive material.
Best Moisture Resistant Paint for Bathrooms With Humidity
Painting your walls is a great option for bathrooms, especially latex paint. Latex paint works great against moisture and humidity. You can virtually find any color you wish to use in your bathroom to fit your preferred color pallet.
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When you’re thinking about remodeling your bathroom, remember the materials you wish to use and whether or not they will hold up to the constant moisture and humidity that’s in bathrooms. If you’re looking for a consultation and a contractor that can help you remodel your bathroom, contact Future Vision Remodeling today.