Wooden Flooring For Your Bathroom

23rd March 2017

What type of flooring should I lay in my bathroom?

Here at Perthshire Flooring we always remind our customers that when it comes to bathroom floors, it has to be one of the toughest choices to get right. Not only does it have to look good, but it also has to stand up against water and humidity, as well as being slip resistant and low maintenance.

Wooden flooring in the bathroom is always tricky and we usually steer people away from this decision.  Although engineered wooden flooring solves some of the warping issues and copes with spills and splashes, the real problem is long-term exposure to humidity. 

That's why we always recommend a wood look Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) which is 100% waterproof and comes with a 20 year guarantee.  Companies such as Karndean and Moduleo offer stunning 'inspired by wood' floors in everything from parque tiles to boards.

These modern materials are designed to embrace the unique grain details and characteristics of natural wood - so you'll find the aesthetic is as stylish and warm as the real thing - but with the high performance, durability and easy maintenance of an LVT floor.

If you have under floor heating in a bathroom, can you still have wooden floors? 

We are often asked if wooden floors can withstand the temperature changes that come from underfloor heating; we want to ensure that we stay warm underfoot while enjoying the stylish aesthetics of a real wood floor. 

We’re pleased to report that yes, you can have both! As long as you choose engineered wood then you will find the man-made backing under the real wood top will withstand the switch from hot to cold and back again.

Woodpecker and Panaget both offer a stunning range of engineered wood floors with prices starting from £34 square meter.