8 Flooring Ideas for Bathrooms

You can be as creative or traditional as you want when choosing your bathroom flooring. From ceramic tiles and miniature mosaics to soft cork flooring and pebbles, the possibilities are endless.

Consistent Tiling

If you prefer to have a consistent look in your bathroom, then start with the tile. The 12x12 ceramic tile flooring in the bathroom coordinates nicely with the tilework within the shower without appearing too identical.

Get Intricate

Feel free to express your design creativity in the bathroom through the tilework. In this spa-inspired master bathroom, the homeowners added an intricate inlaid medallion centerpiece that gorgeously reflects the burnt orange hue on the walls.

Marble Effect

In many rooms, the tilework may simply provide a necessary background, but in this bathroom the ceramic tiles add quite a bit to the mood. Sitting below the crisp, white freestanding bathtub, the wavy gray and black ceramic tiles make the tub seem as if it is floating in a sea of metallic waves.

Creative Tilework

An inlaid tile rug helps break up the narrowness of this master bathroom retreat. With surrounding neutral floor tiles and deep gray walls, the tile rug is clearly the bathroom's focal point.

Neutral Comfort

Having a soft, neutral ceramic tile in your bathroom is an excellent way to visually expand the space. Plus, this standard tile design can go with any style.

Alternate Flooring

An alternative to tile flooring in a bathroom is cork. Cork can quickly absorb water and may feel more comfortable on the feet. In this contemporary bathroom, the designer integrated white rectangular tiles within the cork floor to break up the chocolate-brown color scheme.

Au Natural

In this nature-inspired bathroom, the shower floor is covered in soft pebbles to give the allure of showering alfresco. To continue the natural element, earthy hues were continued in the bathroom's floor tiles.

Functional and Stylish

Some flooring proves to be both stylish and functional. These extra-large multi-toned, chocolate brown tiles have a little texture on top that can easily hide dirt and prevent slipping.

HGTV. 8 Flooring Ideas for Bathrooms, [Online]. Web address: http://www.hgtv.com/walls-doors-and-floors/8-flooring-ideas-for-bathrooms/pictures/index.html (Page consulted on September 19 2011)