Thursday, 14 February 2019

WOOD FLOORING IN THE BATHROOM

Flooring within a bathroom is as essential as any other part of your dwelling. Toilet flooring and the overall effort put into the design of a bathroom add a lot to the general ambiance of the house. The most elementary thing to consider when picking the floor of your bathroom is your moisture. While some people may believe putting a rug on a toilet floor is a great idea will gradually discover that it is really not the case. The moisture within your toilet and the carpet flooring is not a fantastic mix as carpets tend to absorb moisture that could attract bacteria.

Hardwood flooring are a better choice as compared to carpets. However, there are particular things you have to consider while choosing hardwood floors for your bathroom. The very first thing you will need to make sure is that the floor is installed perfectly with no openings whereby the moisture can trickle inside the wood.

The second most important thing is to be certain that the wood is protected. Unprotected wood will stain, warp, enlarge, and plump in the touch of almost any liquid. So so as to avoid this, you have to get the hardwood floors on your washroom finished with a finishing agent such as a polyurethane sealer which will make an invisible layer over the wood, making sure that no water has been consumed within the hardwood flooring. Special care needs to be taken to your hardwood floors interior bathrooms. The finish needs to be applied several times over the hardwood floors.

The third thing which you want to consider when choosing a hardwood floor for your bathroom is the kind of wood that you choose for the floors. There are a few species of timber that are more harmonious with the moisture requirements within the bathroom. Avoid softwoods like Fir and Pine as they have a tendency to absorb more moisture. Always consult the manufacturer on warranty for toilet applications.

The best part of hardwood floors is the fact that they come with guarantees and you can get them replaced if the material fails. However, the warranty may not cover the whole area of a bathroom since it's a water heavy environment, but some guarantees do cover half of the areas of the bathroom which aren't as prone to becoming entangled with water like a half bath or powder room.

Hardwood flooring is best to give your bathroom a grand appearance. You can opt for the mixture of flooring within your bathroom, enjoying the charm of timber in the areas that do not come in contact with water while using another material for flooring where there is more moisture such as the shower area.
 

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