Discover the perfect fusion of style and functionality with bathroom flooring from Flooring365. Finding the right flooring for your bathroom can be a difficult challenge because it’s often the room with the most requirements. Having a beautiful new floor is one thing but if it can’t survive the harsh and wet conditions of a bathroom, then it won’t look new for very long. That’s why we have a wide collection of LVT flooring that is more than capable of providing a durable surface for your bathroom, without compromising on style.
Make the most of our unlimited samples offer and request as many samples as you need to compare. With our extensive experience in the flooring sector, we remain convinced that this is the best way to visualise your new bathroom flooring. That’s why all of our samples are free, allowing you to test different finishes, colours, and styles, without any pressure.
Once you have found a floor that you would like to sample, you can add it to your cart by clicking the ‘order free sample’ button. Remember, there is no limit on our samples so you can do this as many times as you need to. When you are happy with your selection, you can proceed with your order by going to your cart.
All of our samples are sent by Royal Mail, and you can usually expect to receive them within 2-3 days. Don’t worry though, you won't need to be at home for the delivery. We always make sure our samples can fit through a letterbox, so you can get on with your day. We even cover the cost of delivery fees, so no cost is passed on to you.
Luxury vinyl tiles (also known as vinyl flooring, or LVT) are one of the few floors that can truly stand up to the daily wear and tear of a family bathroom. They’re water-resistant, scratch-resistant, hard-wearing, and have an estimated lifespan of 10 to 20 years. However, with the right maintenance and care, they can last much longer. So, if you are looking for the most durable bathroom flooring then you’ll want to consider choosing vinyl flooring.
LVT flooring will always be the best option for bathrooms since it is 100% waterproof. Available in a wide range of styles, LVT flooring can be made to look like stone, tile, or wood so the design choices are unlimited.
While many will debate this subject for hours, we would always suggest that you have your new flooring installed underneath the toilet. Here’s a few reasons why:
The only downside to having the floor laid first will be apparent when you eventually decide to get a new floor since the toilet will need to be removed to be able to remove and replace the flooring. However, we firmly believe that’s a small price to pay for a better finish. After all, it’s unlikely that you’ll want to replace your bathroom floor in the next 5-10 years, and it shouldn’t take any longer than 15-30 minutes to remove the toilet in most cases.
The short answer is no, we would never advise you to install wood flooring in a bathroom, not even laminate wood flooring. However, don’t let that destroy your interior dreams. There are plenty of luxury vinyl tiles that are designed to create an exact replica of solid wood flooring. Right down to the colour and texture, our vinyl flooring can imitate whatever style you have in mind, whether that’s the rustic charm of reclaimed wood or the timeless elegance of an oak herringbone floor.
Yes! As leading experts in the flooring industry, we would always advise that you make this your first choice for bathroom flooring. Not only is it 100% waterproof, but if you’re looking for bathroom flooring on a budget, then you really can’t beat LVT flooring. Unlike hardwood floors, vinyl flooring will not swell, or cup due to moisture but it also won’t crack and shatter under pressure like tiles would. This makes LVT the best overall option for bathroom flooring in terms of budget, durability, waterproof properties, and aesthetics.
If they’re not, then they should be! After all, flooring can be quite an investment, so the last thing anyone wants is a damaged floor that's buckling. That’s why all of our bathroom floors are LVT flooring, making them fully waterproof. Perfect for bathrooms and wet rooms alike.
If you are looking to replace your flooring, then the first step will be to remove your current flooring. Depending on what floor type you have down already, this may be a simple or time-consuming process.
Once you have removed the existing floors, you should check the subfloor for any damage. If the subfloor, or parts of the subfloor have been heavily damaged from flooding or extended periods of exposure to moisture, you may need to remove it. Otherwise, the water damage could lead to mold and affect the structural integrity of your new flooring. The subflooring is also what bears the weight of everything in your bathroom. Therefore, it's important that you check for damage. If you are unsure, get a restoration professional to check for you. They will be able to identify any issues and tell you whether it is possible to repair using any techniques such as structural drying. If not, they’ll be able to talk you through the process of replacing your subfloor.
As soon as you know the subfloor is not damaged, you will need to ensure that it is even. If your subfloor is not even, it can be made level using a levelling compound. The next step usually includes underlay, however since all our LVT floors have built-in underlay, you can skip this step. Doubling up on underlay will not ensure a better installation and can often do more harm than good.
Now that all the preparation is complete, you can go ahead and install your vinyl flooring using the click system. Our Click Lok system allows for a quick and easy installation, perfect for DIY amateurs and enthusiasts alike.
Installing your bathroom flooring couldn’t get any easier with our Click Lok installation method. Once you have prepared your subfloor (as described above), you can simply click and lock the boards into place. The most difficult part of your installation will be the cutting of the planks. The amount of cutting you will need to do will depend on how you choose to lay your boards and any other elements in your bathroom such as vents which you will need to account for.
Alternatively, you could opt for a bond down vinyl. Bond down (also known as glue down) flooring is slightly less expensive than our Click Lok vinyl. However, it involves a more intricate installation, which may pose a challenge if you plan on doing the work yourself. It’s for this reason that we always recommend choosing Click Lok for DIY installations. However, if you plan on hiring a professional, and you have a suitable subfloor then our bond down LVT flooring makes a great choice.
LVT flooring is ideal for installation alongside a water-based underfloor heat system. However, we do not advise using an electric system due to the inconsistent levels of heat. This is because the heat spikes caused by electrical underfloor heating can cause damage to your flooring over time.
While other floor types can be used with underfloor heating such as engineered wood, they will not be as efficient as LVT flooring, nor are they suitable for bathrooms. This is because vinyl plank floors tend to already provide a warm underfoot, as well as having thinner boards. Both of which will improve the level of heat that can be immediately transferred through to your home, rather than trapped beneath your floors. Plus, unlike engineered wood floors, LVT does not contain any solid wood. Although this is often seen as a downside, it will help massively in terms of temperature fluctuations. Whereas hardwood is notorious for expanding and retracting under different temperatures since it is a natural product.
If you are looking to install underfloor heating with your vinyl floors, then you’ll want to consider:
Here at Flooring365, we have vinyl options as thin as 2mm, which is perfect for underfloor heating and will allow your system to heat the space efficiently while still providing a comfortable underfoot feel. LVT flooring can also be laid as a floating floor which will allow easy access to your UFH system. The floating floor method also removes the need for adhesive which can sometimes cause issues with underfloor heating. Therefore, if you plan on having underfloor heating, we suggest choosing a vinyl floor with the Click Lok installation.
Yes, LVT flooring can be installed over many different surfaces where other floor types would fail to do so. However, preparation is key to having a successful installation, especially when installing over an existing floor.
As mentioned briefly above, LVT flooring can be placed over existing flooring, allowing the old floor to act as a subfloor. However, it’s important to note that removing floor coverings helps the installer (or yourself) assess the condition of the subfloor. If the subfloor underneath is cracked or rotten and the installation proceeds without anyone being aware of the issues, then it could become very costly to fix, if not dangerous.
The cost of your bathroom flooring will vary on multiple factors, with the main ones to consider being:
Generally speaking, board thickness is a case of personal preference. However, thicker boards do tend to be more hard-wearing and provide a slightly improved sound reduction performance. As well as this, thicker boards are usually more suited to higher traffic areas, where they can withstand greater use.
Ultimately, the decision is up to you. However, there are some general points to consider when choosing your board thickness such as:
If you have underfloor heating then 2mm vinyl boards will be the most efficient.
If you have a downstairs bathroom and don’t plan to have UFH, then board thickness won’t make much difference. Therefore, a standard 4mm vinyl board thickness will suffice, but you can choose thicker boards for additional durability if you wish.
LVT flooring is much thinner than engineered or solid wood. This can make it quite tricky to lay, particularly if the subfloor is uneven. Thicker boards such as 6mm or above will be less fiddly and therefore easier to fit.
When it comes to bathroom flooring, there’s only one option that can truly stand up to the test and that’s LVT flooring. Thankfully, LVT flooring is a master of mimicry, so you won’t be limited in terms of style. Due to the way that LVT flooring is produced, it can easily be made to look like stone, tile, wood, or marble, making it one of the most versatile floors on the market. Plus, thanks to the ultra-high quality image layer paired with realistic knots and texture, it will be very difficult for anyone to distinguish the difference between wood, stone, or LVT.
Some of the biggest bathroom flooring trends of 2023 have been the use of natural materials, and the appearance of exaggerated tiles. Natural materials such as wood or stone have always been popular bathroom flooring choices, but even more so throughout 2023. Whereas large tiles have been unfavourable for a while but have made a huge comeback. Herringbone has also become a popular choice for bathrooms recently, as with many other rooms.
Natural materials such as stone can be a bad choice for bathrooms due to how cold they are. However, with stone effect alternatives, you can have the look of natural flooring, without the downsides or expensive price tags.
Larger vinyl tiles help to create a sleek and modern look in your bathroom, and they can also make a small space feel larger. This works by tricking the eyes with the absence of grout lines. This leads to a less 'busy' floor and creates the illusion of more space.
Traditionally, all parquet floors would have been made from solid wood. This includes chevron and herringbone flooring, as well as any other styles of parquet. However, advances in flooring technology mean it is no longer restricted by materials. This has led to an increase in the number of bathrooms with herringbone flooring since vinyl herringbone floors can be placed in any room of the house.
If you’re looking for a timeless bathroom flooring style that will see you through the decades, choose vinyl parquet flooring. Parquet flooring, such as herringbone is particularly in style at the moment. However, it has always remained a classic and timeless style option since the Renaissance period. So, we can't see it ever going out of style.
Smaller bathrooms will greatly benefit from wider planks or tiles. Both of which can help create the illusion of a larger space.
If you want the appearance of real wood flooring in your bathroom, then you’ll want to take a look at our wood-effect LVTs. These vinyl floors have been carefully crafted to show the unique textures, knots, and grains of wood flooring. Plus, unlike laminate, LVT flooring does not contain a repeated pattern. This makes it almost impossible to tell the difference between LVT and real wood flooring. So it won't be obvious to anyone but yourself that it isn't solid wood.
Bathroom tiles can be expensive, depending on the colour and size that you wish to achieve. They’re also difficult to install and easy to break. When you consider this on top of the daily maintenance to keep the grout clean, and the cold feeling underfoot after stepping out of the shower, it’s easy to see why many people are looking for an alternative. Thankfully, LVT flooring can mimic tiles perfectly, while providing a warm and comfortable underfoot that’s super easy to clean.
From minimalistic to dramatic, black bathroom flooring is extremely versatile. When used in large amounts, black can be used to create a dark and moody atmosphere. However, when balanced out with white or grey features, it can create a minimalistic and monochromatic interior. Or, for a truly sophisticated, luxurious, and dramatic space, we suggest pairing black flooring with lots of gold or chrome features.
Our brown bathroom flooring consists mostly of wood effect vinyl floors, each with varying levels of colour. Our wide choice allows for multiple interior styles so regardless of whether you aim to create a contemporary and cosy ambiance or a rustic and earthy retreat, our wide range of brown vinyl floors can adapt to your vision. To achieve a harmonious and earthy interior, consider pairing a natural vinyl or rustic smoked vinyl with wood accents and earth-toned fixtures. Alternatively, for a refined and timeless bathroom, we recommend complementing one of our coffee vinyl floors with classic white features, creating a timeless and elegant space. However, if you’re looking for something more modern, our golden vinyl floors are the perfect choice.
Whether you're aiming for a serene and spa-like ambiance or a warm and inviting space, beige flooring can adapt to your vision. To achieve a minimalistic and harmonious interior, consider complementing beige flooring with light coloured fixtures and accents. Alternatively, for an elegant and opulent bathroom, we recommend pairing beige flooring with abundant gold or bronze features, adding a touch of luxury and sophistication to your space.
Grey flooring is extremely on trend at the moment, and the bathroom is no exception. If you are planning on carrying on the grey theme throughout your house, then our wide range of grey vinyl flooring is the perfect choice. From understated minimalism to captivating drama, grey bathroom flooring can adapt seamlessly to your creative vision.
White flooring is often overlooked since the idea of keeping it clean seems overwhelming for most people. However, with the easy maintenance of our vinyl flooring, we think the bathroom is the perfect place to consider white since its versatility allows you to create various atmospheres within your space. With white vinyl flooring available in stone or wood effect, you can create the bathroom interior of your dreams.
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