Bathrooms are a great place to start a renovation project, transforming your home to help meet the demands of modern-day living. Today’s blog will look into how you can choose the right flooring for your bathroom, whether you are on a budget or just looking to add a bit of luxe to an often neglected space.
Considering the needs of the space – busy family bathroom or tranquil retreat?
For many people, renovating a bathroom is a way of replacing outdated styles with their own personal taste, which not only needs to last for years to come (a timeless look is key) but also has to be practical to their lifestyle. If you’re renovating the main family bathroom, clever use of space and practicality are top considerations as more is demanded of the area you have. However, this doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the overall look. Our floors require little maintenance and the stylish look of our patterned design choices mean you can easily create your own style whilst still having practical aspects. If it’s a smaller bathroom (maybe you’re utilising a free area to create a second bathroom) investing in key features like the flooring can add that added premium feel and create a cosy and relaxing retreat to escape busy everyday life!
Inspiration from the trends of today
We love curating mood boards on Pinterest, or saving the latest reel from our favourite interiors influencers on Instagram to help build an idea of our favourite features of the current trends. This can be a fun and easy way to plan your project and help you to decide on the overall theme of your home. If like us, you love elements of multiple trends then why not combine them? For example, we are loving the encaustic tile look inspired by mid-19th century design. So why not opt for our Northmore Sable Black tiles – they reimagine encaustic tiles for the 21st century and also add the monochromatic edge that is currently trending.
Another trend we’re gaining so much inspo from is Cottagecore, a love for appreciating nature and living a carefree lifestyle. Our Pattern collection perfectly sits within this trend as it features a delicate floral motif, however, the nature-inspired deep colour palette could also be used as a nod to the colour drench trend, where you match a strong colour throughout a room or home. In a bathroom, you could complement coloured floor tiles with matching towels, a colour block wall and soap dispensers – a good excuse to invest in some dreamy Neal’s Yard products to blend with your Pattern Larkspur tiles!
Making the most of smaller bathrooms – stylish & chic flooring ideas
Large geometric patterns create a sense of space which lets you create a strong interior theme for even the most petite bathrooms. Laying diamond motifs such as our Dovetail collection, which is designed in collaboration with Neisha Crosland, draws the eye line across the room making it feel longer. In the image below, you can see how our colourful Dovetail Oxford Blue tiles create a light and refreshing space in this contemporary bathroom. You can also opt for our ultra-realistic MSeries wood planks, which can be laid lengthways, again making the room again feel longer.
Add organic texture with waterproof authentic woods
Traditional real wood floors aren’t a practical option for bathrooms, so why compromise on the authentic style when you can opt for our range of authentic wood collections that have the look and feel of real woods. All our floors, including our authentic plank and herringbone collections, are waterproof and slip-resistant, making them a perfect choice for bathrooms. They are also easy to clean and care for, meaning you can enjoy a pristine bathroom and spend less time fretting over maintaining the flooring. Our MSeries range features a highly detailed wood grain and if you’re looking for a touch of luxury and cosiness, go for underfloor heating which is suitable for use with our floors! We love the eclectic colour tones of all our wood collections, especially the light wash effect of MSeries Cove (pictured below) which is a perfect match with modern-rustic bathrooms.
A sustainable option
Sustainability is becoming more and more important to us all. We are starting to choose products and materials that improve our indoor air quality and reduce energy consumption, pollution and waste and we are always looking at ways in which we can invest in products and production processes that are more sustainable.
When starting a bathroom renovation, durability is an important factor and by opting for more sustainable choices you can be assured that each stage of the manufacturing process is considered to create a more reliable product. We are really proud that the MSeries collection is recognised for its low impact on the environment in all aspects – production process, product consumption, emissions & indoor air quality and sustainable construction.
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