Bathroom Flooring Styles and Trends

Durability, water resistance and looks are important considerations when choosing bathroom floors. Compare popular flooring surfaces to find the best option for your bathroom.
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Ceramic Tile Flooring

Durable and easy to clean, tile is a practical flooring choice for the bathroom. Ceramic tile comes in a wide range of sizes, shapes and styles, some of which mimic the look of natural stone. Textured designs help prevent slippage. Image courtesy of Mohawk Ceramic

Porcelain Tile Flooring

Porcelain tile is fired at higher temperatures than ceramic, making it more durable and less porous. Today's homeowners are opting for larger floor tile —12x12 or 18x18 inches — to reduce grout lines. Image courtesy of Mannington Mills, Inc.

Stone Tile Flooring

Usually made from travertine, limestone, marble, granite or slate, natural stone lends a high-end look to a bathroom. This type of tile is the most expensive, but it lasts a lifetime. Image courtesy of Collaborative Design Architects

Elaborate Tile Designs

Many designers are thinking beyond basic square tile when installing bathroom floors, incorporating unusual shapes and small mosaic tiles. Here, a mix of marble, limestone, and onyx mosaics produces a one-of-a-kind tile floor. Image courtesy of AKDO

Heated Tile Floors

Tile floors can be hard and cold underfoot, but radiant floor heating systems provide a solution. These systems can be installed under tile — as well as hardwood and other popular flooring surfaces — to create a warm surface to step on after a hot shower or bath. Image courtesy of WarmlyYours

Vinyl Flooring

A budget-friendly bathroom flooring option, vinyl is durable, low maintenance and soft underfoot. Vinyl tiles can mimic the look of ceramic, porcelain, stone or hardwood, and they're warmer to the touch than traditional tiles. Image courtesy of Congoleum Corporation

Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum flooring is making a comeback as a new generation discovers its benefits. An all-natural alternative to vinyl, this surface is extremely durable and comes in a wide variety of colors, from quiet neutrals to vibrant hues. Image courtesy of Forbo Marmoleum

Laminate Flooring

Laminate floors combine the look of hardwood with a stain- and moisture-resistant surface, making them a great choice for the bathroom. This strong flooring material withstands traffic and looks great for years. Image courtesy of Pergo

Carpet Tiles

While wall-to-wall carpet is not practical in the bathroom, carpet tiles can add warmth and softness to a bathroom floor. If the carpet gets wet, the squares can easily be pulled up to dry. Image courtesy of FLOR

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