The latest trends in bathroom flooring
As the smallest room in the house, it is easy to overlook the bathroom and keep it as a neutral, classic space rather than following the latest trends in interior design; however, it is precisely because of its small size that it is often possible to go for a more daring finish in here than you might in your living room, for example. Striking flooring is one easy way to instantly update your entire bathroom and does not have to cost too much. It can also usually be done in just a few hours. Here are this year’s biggest trends in bathroom flooring to provide you with inspiration.
Grey wood or laminates
Laminate flooring has long been a popular choice in bathrooms, especially in homes that have laminate installed in other rooms. It enables the rooms to flow together and has the added advantage of going well with all colour schemes and decor styles. This year’s big trend in laminate flooring is grey tones, which instantly add a modern feel to any room and are perfect if you want a calm, soothing bathroom with something of a spa feel. Opt for lighter tones of grey if you want to keep your room feeling bright and airy or go for a more dramatic dark grey if you really want to make a splash. Just make sure you choose a laminate that is suitable for installation in bathrooms or other rooms with high levels of humidity.
You might dream of an intricate, mosaic-tiled floor, but this can cost a considerable amount of money – not to mention take a long time to clean to keep it looking as good as new. If you love brightly-coloured, intricate patterns, why not opt for vinyl flooring instead? You will find a huge selection of colours, patterns and textures, and all for a fraction of the price of real tiles. Vinyl is also easy to install, quick to clean, and wonderfully soft and comfortable underfoot.
Indigo, which has been big news in interior design for the past few months, has now made its way into bathrooms. If you don’t want to paint whole walls this deep, dramatic shade, why not consider adding elements of indigo to your flooring? Pick a striking vinyl flooring that incorporates indigo or purchase some soft, luxurious indigo bathmats, which will look particularly striking against clean white tiles or a pale laminate.