Has your bathroom flooring seen better days? Do you still have the same flooring down that you have had in your bathroom for the past twenty years? If so it probably is about time that you put a bit of life back into your bathroom and invested in a new bathroom floor covering.

Bathroom floors need looking after perhaps more thoroughly than a floor covering in other parts of the home due to the damp atmosphere that you get in a bathroom on a daily basis. Add it this the germs and bacteria that you get in a bathroom and you can see why the flooring takes more of a beating than other rooms.

Whatever floor covering you decide to go with in your bathroom you should not only consider the environment of the bathroom but bear in mind the fact that more often than not you will have bare feet when walking in the bathroom so choosing a flooring that is comfortable under foot is an essential need.

So we have established that your bathroom floor needs to be able to be cleaned thoroughly and regularly as well as be comfortable under foot and with this in mind I would suggest a tile floor for your bathroom.

Tiles are long lasting and hard wearing and are available in many shapes, sizes and colours so finding the correct ones for your bathroom should not be too difficult. If you are struggling though it is worth asking the advice of your local bathroom showroom or tile showroom to see what recommendations they can come up with.

For many years the bathroom was the forgotten room of the house, merely there to serve a function but as the housing boom has come and gone and with the endless stream of home improvement television shows and magazines people have taken more of an interest in creating a bathroom that is in keeping with the rest of their home. One aspect of your bathroom that can really add a wow factor to the final look of the room is the flooring.

As you might expect there are endless options open to you if you are looking to lay a new floor covering in your bathroom but not all options are suitable for all households and families. Another thing to consider is the fixtures that you have in your bathroom.

If you have a stand-alone shower cubicle rather than a shower that is situated over a bath you do not need to worry so much about a floor covering that is going to be water resistant as you should end up with less water on the floor.

A hardwood floor covering for your bathroom is a very expensive option but it really will add a touch of class to your house but if you have a young family you might not want to invest in such an expensive option. Hardwood flooring does require a little bit of ongoing maintenance as it requires whether coat of oil or varnish each year approximately to make sure thatit stays protected from the damp atmosphere of a bathroom.