As beautiful as hardwood floors and carpeting can be, there are some places where they just aren’t an appropriate choice; specifically, in areas prone to moisture, such as the bathroom and basement. Instead, choose one of these water-resistant flooring options that are much more suitable for rooms where moisture is frequently present.
- Vinyl flooring. If you’re renovating your bathroom or basement and are worried about staying under budget, vinyl is a very affordable flooring option. It comes in both tile and sheet form, which gives you a little flexibility as far as style, and it’s available in a variety of patterns and colors. It’s also petroleum-based, which makes it resistant to water, mildew and mold. Keep in mind that high-quality vinyl does a better job standing up to humidity than less expensive vinyl flooring.
- Stone tile. If you love the beauty of natural stone like granite and marble, stone tile may be the right flooring for you. It’s important to remember that, while solid, stone tiles are still porous and must be sealed regularly. They have various levels of absorption: non-vitreous, semi-vitreous, vitreous and impervious. Because non-vitreous stone is the most absorbent, it’s not a good choice for areas that see a lot of water. Choose vitreous stones instead.
- Ceramic tile. Available in a wide array of styles, colors, shapes and sizes, ceramic tile is an extremely popular flooring option that can be used throughout the house. Sealed ceramic tile has several features that make it perfect for use in bathrooms and basements: it’s waterproof, easy to clean and resistant to scratching. It can even be accented with tinted grout to make it a little more decorative.
- Concrete. For many homeowners, concrete floors provide a simple, cost-effective solution to the flooring dilemma. With the option of decorative staining and stamping available to add interest, concrete flooring provides a unique alternative to other flooring selections.
Contact Handyman Connection for Professional Flooring Installation
At Handyman Connection, we have a long tradition of exceptional customer service and professional craftsmanship in all that we do, from tile replacement to cracked tile repair to hardwood and carpet installation. To schedule one of these services or some other home repair, contact us at 1-800-88-HANDY.