Unique Bathroom Flooring: one of the coolest design features of new and modern homes is the use of alternative methods of flooring in bathrooms. Ceramic tiles, though traditional, can make older homes look their age, for example, small hexagonal pastel tiles in mid-century homes harkens back to retro designs. If you are looking at renovating your bathroom, the following are creative alternatives.
For those interested in DIY, Pennies can present a fun substitute for floor tiles. This project is cost-effective and is an interesting way to put spare change to use. To penny your bathroom floor, you will need caulk, pennies (varying degrees of wear will lend a cool, shimmering effect to your floor), and a finisher which will give the floor a glossy sheen and reflect light. You can arrange pennies in a pattern or lay them down in random assortment; both will add a distinct personality to your bathroom.
Concrete floors are increasing in popularity in recent years due to the rise in industrial and post-industrial styles of interior design. Concrete floors come in different styles: rough, unpolished concrete, dyed concrete in a multitude of colors, or concrete with a high polish. Both polished and rough concrete pair well with industrial fixtures such as exposed brick or visible pipework. Colored concrete gives a vibrant boost to neutral designs and livens up a light, airy space.
Painted floors are a delightful addition to bathrooms. Designs on bathroom floors can be geometric or painted to resemble the ocean. Painted floors should be finished with a clear top coat to prevent chipping of the paint.
Before deciding how to renovate your bathroom floor, you might want to consult with a contractor or interior designer who can help recommend the most compatible style with your household’s style and needs.