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DuelingFanjo Wed 31-Aug-11 19:35:37

What do you have on your bathroom floor?

When I moved in the floor was painted white, we stripped and sanded but the floor isn't very pretty and some of the boards will have to be replaced. We're going to have a new toilet and bath put in and I'm considering repainting the floor but DH has suggested tiling. The only bathrooms I ever see with tiled floors are in hotels or houses abroad and I just really hate them.

is Lino a bad thing or are there other options?

PeanutGallery Wed 31-Aug-11 19:44:37

Hmm I love tiled floors in a bathroom, especially stone. But they can be a bit chilly unless you splash out for underfloor heating.

Rubber is an option I've seen in quite a few bathrooms, maybe a bit more robust than lino?

said Wed 31-Aug-11 20:37:00

Look at these people - they'll send samples www.colourflooring.co.uk

These floors are also nice and the company will send samples. Too pricey for us but very nice www.harveymaria.co.uk/

I'm not a fan of tiles in bathrooms after a concussion-inducing fall on a wet floor. I'd try painting the floor again first though.

RedorLead Wed 31-Aug-11 22:11:48

I'd paint the floor again. Although I don't belong to the Farrow and Ball church they do a great range of colours in floor paints and they have been very hard wearing.

DuelingFanjo Wed 31-Aug-11 22:38:00

thank you smile DH is saying to me 'we have to think of what is best to do to sell the house not what we want' so I suggested laminate as I know he hates it. A tiled floor just wouldn't fit with the house which is small and cottage like. We are hoping to have a freestanding bath and I think a wooden floor would be much better.

RedRubyBlue Thu 01-Sep-11 10:55:06

Have a look at the Kardean range.

rebecca71 Thu 01-Sep-11 11:06:03

woven vinyl from the unnatural flooring company - looks a bit like seagrass/sisal (can never remember which is which) but is waterproof and hardwearing. To be fair, we've only had it a couple of months but it looks great and is surviving two small children very well so far.

strictlovingmum Thu 01-Sep-11 11:14:26

Tiling is the best option for bathroom floors, it is clean, waterproof, and it looks sleek.
Am not fan of vinyl, it doesn't matter how well it has been put down, eventually it gives away especially around toilet bowl where it tends to be wet, same thing is really with floorboards in bathrooms, they can look good, but unless they are brand new floorboards and sealed professionally, they are not waterproof and in no time they will get wet, smelly and look scruffy.
Large stone tiles or tiles that look like real stone are really the best solution.
Good lucksmile

Pannacotta Thu 01-Sep-11 11:36:12

I think a painted wooden floor would look best given the style of your house (from what you say anyway), perhaps an off white/stone colour?
It woudl be cheaper to have a few boards replaced than putting in new flooring and sounds like it would be more in keeping too.
I think tiles are quite clinical and are cold to walk on and slippery too.

OriginalPoster Thu 01-Sep-11 11:41:42

We have karndean parquet, it's laid like a parquet floor, and loads of people including wood floor enthusiasts thought it was real.

OriginalPoster Thu 01-Sep-11 11:43:06

You can get underfloor heating with it, but not cheap

Ungratefulchild Thu 01-Sep-11 11:43:39

We have a dark hardwood laid over crappy old floorboards. Looks fab and is very practical.

spingspong Thu 01-Sep-11 11:49:45

We used Camaro, which is similar to Karndean. Very pleased with it, it looks/feels like wood and is a nice warm texture on your feet.

mum2twoloudbabies Thu 01-Sep-11 13:36:04

Karndean/amtico derivative therefore. I had it in my last house in the ensuite for 6 years and it looked good as new. Have a mixture of tiles and laminate across bathroom/ensuites in new house hate both and can't wait to put karndean back down although between the two tiles are better.

FannyPriceless Thu 01-Sep-11 13:44:12

Don't tile over a wooden floor!<gasps> Seriously, I loved having wooden floorboards in the bathroom in our old house.

Tiles are cold, don't suit period properties, and I once knocked myself out on a tiled floor (had D&V and fell off the looblush) so have an extra reason to hate them. You are lucky to have floorboards - make the most of them!

PeanutGallery Thu 01-Sep-11 14:31:09

If you're going to have floorboards, make sure all the gaps are sealed properly, since otherwise water can get down between the gaps and ruin the ceiling below (and play havoc with the electrics if you have ceiling light fittings).

OriginalPoster Thu 01-Sep-11 15:28:38

What peanut said. Vomit and wee are also hard to get out from between floorboards and under floor boards.

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