How to Choose Flooring for the Second Floor Bathroom

Flooring is obviously an important part of any house. There are considerations that must be kept in mind when choosing flooring for different rooms in the house and even for the level, such as a second floor. Flooring types are plentiful, so making a choice is no easy matter unless you already know what you want or you have a good contractor to work with.

So how do you go about choosing the right flooring for a second-floor bathroom? The type of flooring will primarily depend on the purpose of the room and of course your budget. So let’s look at how to decide.

If the bathroom is adjacent to a bedroom that is occupied by children, you have to make sure that the flooring is sturdy, easy to clean and can absorb sounds. Children are active by nature and depending on their ages, they will likely enjoy playing in the tub and making loud noises – possibly even dropping bath toys on the bathroom floor. This will make very loud noises downstairs if the flooring doesn’t help absorb sound.

Young children also spill colored soaps, toothpaste, and other stuff onto the bathroom floor. As such you need flooring material that can take some beating such as vinyl and linoleum are great choices. Bear in mind that you can find these in colors and design that even look like wood.

We recommend avoiding laminate and hardwood flooring in the bathroom. They may become warped or laminate may begin to peel in a wet environment. Carpets are great in the bedroom for children and teenagers, especially as carpets can muffle sounds, but avoid carpeting the bathroom.

The flooring for upstairs bathrooms should help muffle the sound of footsteps. Most of the upstairs may be carpeted, but since you never want to carpet the bathroom, look for tile or some other flooring that helps muffle footsteps.

The Type of Maintenance

Will you have a lot of time for regular cleaning and maintenance? If you are like most homeowners, you want to minimize the amount of time you spend cleaning and caring for your floors because you have a busy life as it is. If this is the case, think vinyl or ceramic tile instead of flooring that requires more than sweeping and mopping on occasion.

Since floors take up so much visible space, you need to make sure it is also aesthetically pleasing when choosing the best flooring for your upstairs bathroom. In addition, they can be expensive to purchase and install, so you should make sure you can live with it for a long time. The type of flooring will also play a role in the resale value if you plan to sell your house at some time.

Give us a call at 602-478-5102 to discuss new kitchen backsplash ideas with us or to schedule a consultation for your bathroom flooring project. We’ll help you choose the best material for the job and provide a great quote that won’t break your budget.

Five Reasons to Choose to Add a Kitchen Backsplash

A kitchen backsplash makes a big difference in the overall look of this room. There are many reasons to add a backsplash.

  • A backsplash makes cleaning up a breeze. Since the kitchen is one of the messiest rooms of your home, with oil and grease splatter on a walls a given, a backsplash is a timesaver.
  • A tile or glass backsplash behind the stove will help prevent the wall ort wall water from absorbing food odors.
  • A backsplash protects your wall. For instance a backsplash behind the sink is great for protecting the wall from water damage. Moisture and water can lead to mildew and even mold. You definitely do not want these in your kitchen. If you use wallpaper, the backsplash also helps to protect this.
  • The backsplash can also serve to cover or hide any defects or gaps in your wall. Sometimes, countertops do not go straight back to the wall so there is an obvious gap. A properly done backsplash will hide this gap. Also, if the wall is defective you can use a backsplash to cover or even repair the defects.
  • The visual effect can be breathtaking. With the right design and tiles, a kitchen backsplash can immediate transform your kitchen.

The next step after deciding to install a backsplash is to know how to choose the right one for your kitchen. Some steps in choosing the right backsplash for your kitchen call for following certain steps. Luckily, these are easy ways to get the type of backsplash that you will enjoy for years.

  • Decide on the color: This should take into consideration the overall color scheme of the kitchen. You also have the option of going with neutrals. While a colorful design can be immediately eye-catching, neutral designs give you lots of leeway to play with colors in the kitchen such cabinets and countertops.
  • The material: You also need to decide on the type of material you want to use. In additional to a choice of tiles such as mosaic and ceramic, you also have glass, brick or you can actually paint on the backdrop. For example, if your kitchen is rustic, brick may be a great choice, however, for a more modern looking kitchen glass may be the perfect choice.
  • The height: How high do you want the backsplash? This will depend on personal taste as well as the design of the kitchen. When deciding take into consideration your cabinets or if you want a part of your kitchen wall to show.

To get the right type of backsplash and ensure a professional design and installation it makes sense to hire an experience contractor to get the job done. The designers and builders here at Homework Remodels take your design ideas, style, and specific needs into consideration when designing your project. We will help you choose the best materials for your kitchen backsplash and ensure that it meets your idea of perfection before we begin laying tile. Give us a call at 602-478-5102 to discuss new kitchen backsplash ideas with us or to schedule a consultation.

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