If you are opening your own business, there are many things you must do to get ready. One thing you may not have thought of is renovating the bathroom. This room is very important because if customers use your bathroom and it is not in good shape, this will give a bad impression of your company. One thing you have to consider is the bathroom flooring. Below is information on what you should consider and types of flooring you can choose.
Floor Tile Considerations
There are many things you should look for in the flooring that you choose for the bathroom. First of all, you want the flooring to be water-resistant. You do not want the flooring to be porous as water will sink down into the floor, causing mold and mildew to grow and causing the tiles to deteriorate over time. If you were to choose this type of floor, you would have to have the flooring sealed on a regular basis, which can increase the cost.
You also want the flooring to be durable, which is especially important if you have a lot of customers. Choose flooring that is resistant to cracking, fading, and scratching.
Safety is another thing to consider because you do not want someone to fall and you end up in a lawsuit. Choose flooring that will not become slippery if it does become wet. There are flooring options that provide traction designed to prevent this. Softer materials are also a good option as this flooring will not cause as much injury if someone does fall.
Some flooring options you have available that feature all the above characteristics include the following.
Ceramic bathroom tiles are made from clay and other sediments. The clay is fired using a kiln until the clay becomes hard. The ceramic tiles may be treated with melted porcelain glass. This makes the tiles resistant to water and stains. There are ceramic tiles that mimic wood but that are much less expensive when compared to traditional wood.
Vinyl is another option you have. You can find vinyl flooring that mimics other types, from hardwood to natural stone, without the cost. Vinyl may be the least expensive option you have if you are on a budget. You can choose from solid colors and tiles that are multicolored. You should know that vinyl will have to be replaced more often as it will fade over a period of time.
Talk with a flooring expert to learn of many other flooring options you have available for retail bathroom tile.