Bathrooms are one of the key spaces in every home…they play an important part in your getting up routine, can help you relax (particularly if you’re lucky enough to have a bubble-jet bath!) and is one of the rooms which guests are most likely to make use of!
With this in mind, above all, bathrooms need to be practical, both in décor and layout, but that doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on style! One of the key components to create the perfect bathroom space is choosing the right flooring. So what’s the best option? Read on to find out…
Gone are the days of carpet in bathrooms…well, they should be gone anyway! The modern flooring solution which is perfect for bathrooms is Luxury Vinyl Tiles. There are so many benefits to it that it seems a little silly to go for something else. Let’s dive into the benefits…
The utmost important feature of a bathroom floor! LVT is easy to clean and extremely durable, so you won’t need to worry about too much upkeep. A quick mop every now and again and your bathroom flooring will remain as good as new for years. The way in which LVT is constructed means it’s stain and water-resistant, withstanding large amounts of water, a clear-cut choice for the bathroom, even better if you’re considering a wet room! Which I may add is perfect if you are looking to fit an accessible bathroom. For practicality, the flooring is vital in this type of bathroom for someone with limited moveability.
You can also use LVT with underfloor heating; there’s nothing worse than stepping out of a warm shower into an ice-cold room, so keep your bathroom at a cozy temperature using a combination of thick LVT and underfloor heating.
LVT comes in a range of different patterns, styles, and finishes, meaning finding a product that is as easy on the eye as it is practical should be no hassle at all. One of the most popular options when it comes to LVT is a slate or ceramic look, which fits perfectly in most bathrooms. It’s unlikely that you’ll want a wood effect in there, but if you do, then you can get LVT in plank form and in a number of different wood finishes including oak, walnut, maple, and elm to name a few! In fact, LVT does such a good job of mimicking natural material that it’s nearly impossible to tell them apart. With LVT, you can get the exact look you were after, without the fuss or price tag!
One of the great things about LVT is that it is so easy to fit – you don’t need to be a veteran fitter to be able to lay it successfully, as all LVT products come with a simple click-fit mechanism, where the tiles or planks simply snap together. Some also come as self-adhesive options, making them a doddle to fix to the subfloor. If you’ve gone for the tile effect, to recreate that ceramic look, then feature strips are a lot easier to install than spending hours trying to make a neat job of grouting!
They may be known as ‘Luxury’ Vinyl Tiles, but that doesn’t mean they cost a fortune. Naturally, they’re more expensive than the old-style sheet vinyl and lino, but they’re still cheaper than their ceramic counterparts, and the chances are they’ll last a lot longer too. Aside from the flooring, you’ll also want to consider other elements of décor too.
Bathrooms are typically one of the smallest rooms in the house, so this means that you can’t go crazy with loads of furniture and ornaments. We’d say follow the rule of less is more for a bathroom, you don’t want it too cluttered or crowded! Although we think that you can easily customise a bathroom to your taste, you want it to have that fresh clean look and not too many objects collecting dust.
Perhaps focus on colour themes and minimal walldécor. A sea theme is an obvious way to go, blue walls evoke senses of relaxation. You can put sea paintings on the wall, lighthouses, birds, shells and get the tiles involved with coloured grout to make your bathroom really pop!
Once more it is very fashionable at the moment, so you know you’ll be bang on-trend. You may also want to keep a bit of rustic authenticity in your bathroom so perhaps a piece of driftwood for the wall, wicker basket and wooden style toothbrush holder would do the job?
Finally, ensure your bathroom is well-lit using some LED spotlights and a clever combination of mirrored surfaces such as bathroom cabinets and make the most of the space you do have by keeping furniture, including washing baskets, to a minimum.
If you’re not sure about how to revamp your bathroom an create your perfect bathroom space, then carefully consider the options before going full steam ahead. You don’t want to be ripping out toilets, showers, baths then spending ages thinking about how to redecorate. Plan it all before to avoid as much disruption as possible!
We hope these tips will help inspire you to make the most of a smaller bathroom… don’t feel you can’t enjoy it just as much because it is small!
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