Are you looking to add unique and interesting design elements to your home but do not know where to start? It can often be overwhelming to think about how to make a big space interesting and forward-thinking, especially for first-time homeowners. That’s why we love decorating our bathrooms. Not only are bathrooms much smaller in size and therefore perfect for design experiments, but a unique and fun bathroom can be a great conversation-starter and a unique feature to your home.
1. Polished Concrete Floors
If you’re looking for an industrial or modern way of designing your bathroom, concrete floors are the best choice available. Their simple and iconic look coupled with concrete’s durability, longevity, and stain-resistance make it the perfect flooring solution for modern bathrooms. And because it is a single-material flooring (in that concrete forms both the base and the top layer of the flooring), it is also cost-effective. We recommend polished concrete floors because the concrete’s pores have been filled in with a densifier, thus stopping water from seeping through.
2. Natural Stone Floors
If you have the budget for it, stone floors are incredible in the bathroom. By choosing the right stone, you can have a bathroom with a delicate balance of elegance and modernity. Stones like limestone or slate have a timeless beauty that will also convey your personality and style very well.
3. Vinyl Bathroom Floors
If you are decorating a bathroom that will primarily be used by children, you may want to skip past the concrete and stone floors and head straight for vinyl. Not only is vinyl beautiful and available in a number of styles and colors, but vinyl is also extremely water-proof - making it perfect for messy kids who will get water on the floor.
4. Ceramic Tiles
Are you looking for a more rugged and low-key look for your modern bathroom? Ceramic tiles have been the traditional bathroom flooring choice for decades and it is no surprise. Ceramic tiles are durable, water-resistant, with extremely long lifespans and with recent developments, ceramic tiles come in a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and some can even mimic flooring materials like wood or stone.
5. Terrazzo Floors
Few flooring materials come close to the minimalist beauty of terrazzo floors. Modern, simple, and relatively cost-effective, terrazzo combines design and function flawlessly. By pressing bits of marble, granite, and glass into concrete, you have floors that are beautifully unique and that have unmatched strength.