Opting for Vinyl Wood Flooring in the Bathroom

Vinyl wood flooring is a practical, inexpensive alternative for the bathroom floor. It is resistant to water and fungi. Vinyl flooring is available in rolls, strips, tiles and planks which come in a large variety of colors and models. Vinyl planks can give your bathroom floor a hardwood appearance and the floor is far less expensive than wooden floor and easier to maintain. Given the many advantages, vinyl became one of the most common options for bathroom flooring.

Advantages of Vinyl Wood Flooring in the Bathroom

If you want to give a rustic appearance to your bathroom or you just like the wooden aspect in bathroom floors, you can opt for vinyl wood flooring. Vinyl flooring is more affordable than other bathroom flooring options and it is easy to install. Unlike older vinyl variants, nowadays vinyl does not need to be glued to the floor, easing the installation process. Vinyl does not have the same style and class as wooden floors, but it is much cheaper and easier to clean and maintain. Given the large variety of patterns and colors, you can easily find the most appropriate vinyl wood flooring for your bathroom.

Advantages of Vinyl Wood Flooring in the Bathroom

Vinyl flooring is a good option for the bathroom for many reasons. It is waterproof, so it resists damage due to moisture. It does not allow fungi to develop which is very important given the normal humidity and temperatures in the bathroom. Is not prone to cracks or swelling and is not cold to the touch, making a much more comfortable choice in the bathroom.

Unlike ceramic tiles, vinyl is not slippery so it is much safer. Vinyl is very durable and even if it deteriorates, it can be easily replaced. It is also easy to clean and it is rather resistant to spots.

Installing Vinyl Wood Flooring in the Bathroom

Installing Vinyl wood flooring in your bathroom is an easy do-it-yourself job that can be accomplished within a day.

Make sure you made the necessary measurements when you buy the vinyl for your bathroom’s floor. Clean the entire surface so that there is no debris caught beneath the vinyl flooring and the sub floor. Make sure there is no mold or dust left. If you decide to wash the floor, let it dry completely before you place the vinyl flooring.

When you prepared the surface, you can start installing the flooring by deciding on a starting point and on the direction of the planks.

If your planks already have adhesive on them, you will just need to peel the protective sheet and press to stick them to the floor. Otherwise you will need to follow the manufacturer’s advice, gluing the vinyl to the floor. In some cases you can use staples.

As you lay the vinyl planks, even the area down using a roller or just press the planks down with your hand. Vinyl is also easy to cut so you can shape it around your bathroom appliances. When you are done with laying the vinyl flooring, fix the shoe molding.

It is also recommended that you apply silicone or caulking around the sink, toilet and bathtub, to seal the area.