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Can You Use Hardwood Flooring in Your Remodeled Bathroom?

Posted by Daniel Mizrahi on Friday, March 17, 2017

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The warmth and charm of natural wood flooring makes it a welcome addition to nearly any space in your home. It can be a solid, higher-end investment as well, offering long term value that you’ll appreciate down the road.

But is it right for your bathroom?

There are differing opinions! To help you make the very best choice for your home, let’s take a look at the pros, the cons, and then a different option that you may not have considered.

What Are the Benefits of Installing Hardwood Floors in Your Bathroom?

  • As we mentioned above, style is a major benefit. The organic aesthetic is tough to beat!
  • There are numerous varieties and finishes to choose from; you’re sure to find something you love.
  • Enduring value!
  • With the proper seal and finish, it can be a durable surface for a high-traffic area.

The Risks of Natural Wood in the Bathroom

  • Wood may be durable, but it also is susceptible to moisture damage. If the seal was applied incorrectly or is compromised (maybe due to wear and tear), a steamy bathroom environment can harm your flooring.
  • Splashes, drips, and puddles (especially from kids) can go unnoticed as well, and that’s extremely hard on a finished wood surface.
  • The other frustration that many homeowners experience is the limited number of cleaning products that can be used on natural wood. Harsh chemicals and cleaners will quickly take a toll.

Have You Considered a Wood Floor Look-alike?

Porcelain tile flooring is hugely popular, and particularly the options that are engineered to look like hardwood. The natural warmth may not feel quite the same under your feet, but the style is 100% there. The options are nearly endless too, ensuring that you can match the aesthetic vision you had.

And yes, these tile options are incredibly durable. Cleaners can be used without a second thought, and if your toddler reenacts a tsunami during bath time, well, it just won’t be a problem.

What’s not to love about that?

Discuss All of Your Options with a Professional Bathroom Remodeler

Every situation and environment is unique. To make the very best decisions during your bathroom remodeling adventure, we recommend partnering with an experienced pro. They can help guide you through the process, opening your ideas to design and material opportunities you might have missed out on otherwise.

And, if you live in the LA area, we hope you’ll contact us at Open Hand Remodeling. We specialize in offering a simple, hassle-free remodeling experience.

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