bathroom flooring

It’s not hard to find a bathroom floor that’s beautiful, durable even in moist conditions, and easy to keep clean. With so many options, the hard part is knowing which to choose. Today’s popular choices include traditional favorites like hardwood flooring, tile, linoleum and vinyl—plus newer options like laminates and cork.

What’s best for you will depend on your bath design, lifestyle, and budget. As you explore your options, consider floors that provide a pleasant contrast against your vanity. Patterns and variegated colors can tie in accent colors and make a small room seem larger, or help tie in the master bath to the adjoining bedroom—just be sure the scale of the pattern is appropriate to the size of the room.

  • Ceramic Tile Floors
  • Vinyl Floors
  • Linoleum Floors
  • Laminate Floors
  • Stone Floors
Select a material type to view photos above Ceramic Tile Vinyl Linoleum Laminate Stone
Durability 3 1 2 3 3
Easy to Clean 2 3 3 3 2
Stain Resistance 3 3 3 3 3
Water Resistance 3 3 3 3 3
Fade Resistance 3 3 3 3 3
Impact Resistance 2 3 3 3 2
Low Maintenance 3 3 2 3 2
Color/Style Options 3 3 2 2 2
Cost $$ $ $ $ $$$
Description Ceramic tiles are made from ceramic material and come in a variety of sizes. Vinyl flooring is composed of vinyl materials. Linoleum is a floor covering made from renewable materials. Laminate floors use several materials such as resin, wood fiber and Kraft paper (materials vary by manufacturer) compacted under pressure to create the final product. Stone flooring is made from naturally occuring stone.
Ideal for High traffic areas and design flexibility Low cost option with lots of design choices Easy maintenance option The hardwood look and feel with less maintenance A durable and easy-to-clean option