Expert Advice - Choosing a New Bathroom Floor

With so much choice available, it's often hard to make final decisions when choosing new items for the home. This week we're going to help you transform your bathroom into a stylish sanctuary by picking pretty and practical patterned flooring. Below, Sarah Turner, Buyer, Hard Flooring & Rugs, comments on current trends and things to consider when choosing new bathroom floors.

 Carpetright Mardi Gras 599 Sagres vinyl tile, £15.99 per square metre.

Carpetright Mardi Gras 599 Sagres vinyl tile, £15.99 per square metre.

First the Practicalities

“Prioritising safety in the bathroom is essential, so ensure you consider how practical and slip resistant flooring is before purchasing.

Vinyl is highly water-resistant and is a great way to update your room without blowing the budget.

There have been many developments in design and styles that mean the effects vinyl can create, such as tile or wood, are incredibly realistic. It’s a great choice for families as it is durable and softer and warmer underfoot than laminate.”

 Carpetright Tarkett Starfloor Retro Luxury Vinyl Tile, £28.99 per square metre & Moroccan Pattern Duck Egg Rug, £34.99.

Carpetright Tarkett Starfloor Retro Luxury Vinyl Tile, £28.99 per square metre & Moroccan Pattern Duck Egg Rug, £34.99.

Then the Style

“Increasingly we are seeing customers opt for bold shades and patterns in their bathrooms; using it as a way to add a little personality to the room.

Light and bright colours work well in smaller areas and can help give the illusion of space.

If your room is on the larger side patterned flooring creates an eye-catching statement.

A well placed rug can also be added to spacious bathrooms to help create a warm and inviting atmosphere, just try to make sure it is not in an area that is often wet.”

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