Bathroom Flooring Ideas

Here at Building Supplies online, we understand how important it is for you to create the home of your dreams, and we also understand how much hard work and effort goes into making this happen whether you are undertaking the work yourself or just designing your space. With flooring being the foundation of any room, it's worth spending a good amount of time getting it right, and sometimes it's easy to overlook the smaller rooms in your home. Luckily, when it comes to bathroom flooring, we are on hand to get your ideas off of the ground and turn your washroom into a wondrous haven that you won't want to leave - check out some of our brilliant bathroom flooring ideas here.

An Introduction to Bathroom Flooring

Electric Tile & Stone Underfloor Heating Ecoflex Cable Kit

Electric Tile & Stone Underfloor Heating Ecoflex Cable Kit


Bathroom flooring is a fundamental factor in the entire appearance of your space, so it is crucial to ensure that whatever you lay down works perfectly with your design. Important things to consider when choosing your flooring is durability, practicality, style and how well suited the flooring is to its everyday use. With our stunning range of bathroom flooring, it is easier than ever to create your dream bathroom aesthetic with no compromise on excellent prices or reliability.

You'll no doubt choose the style of your bathroom flooring to accommodate your practical needs first, so before you select your tiles or laminate flooring, consider the daily usage of the room. If it's used daily by a number of people, you'll want a hard wearing and durable solution that will stand the test of time, whereas busier households will no doubt want a low maintenance solution, which is easy to install and clean. An anti-slip flooring option is perfect for those who are safety-conscious, or perhaps otherwise infirm. So, take some time to think about what's important to you and what you need from your bathroom flooring.

Different Types of Flooring

A flooring type that has been become exceedingly popular within recent times is wood effect flooring. Especially in a bathroom, it gives a very versatile look and is able to bring a modern or traditional feel to any space depending on the chosen style. It brings warmth to a room whilst still maintaining a fresh and clean feeling so is an ideal choice for many. Our range of high-quality wood effect tiles, crafted from ceramic and coated with a stunning glossy finish, could be the perfect way to frame your bathroom. With impressive durability and water resistance, you can ensure the beautiful visual appearance will be long-lasting.

Gloss floor tiles are another great choice for the bathroom as they not only carry impressive durability but are also visually attractive. This high-standard look is easy to maintain as gloss tiles come with an easy-to-clean promise and are supplied in a large variety of styles so finding the perfect look for you is stress free. They work well for creating the illusion of a bigger space and making a room feel much brighter so are an especially popular tile for those looking to construct a modern or contemporary bathroom design.

Porcelain tiles are an ideal choice for the bathroom, especially for those looking to work on more of a budget without a compromise on practicality and style. Several advantages come with porcelain tiles. Firstly, they have a low moisture absorption rate which makes a humid environment no problem. They also come in a variety of eye-catching styles. For example, if you are looking for a sleek, modern look our stipple matt tiles could be a perfect fit and supplied in a selection of colours, it is easy to create the vision in mind. We also stock the stunning Verona range of porcelain tiles that come in a gorgeous array of colours, styles and sizes so finding the best tile for your bathroom is no hassle.

Vinyl is another tile material, ideal for use in bathroom due to its practical qualities and polished look. A great advantage with vinyl is that a huge variety of prints and textures can be made as tiles, so it is easy to sculpt your perfect design. In an array of colours, creating the right aesthetic for your space now bares no challenge.

If your budget and situation allow, you might want to bathe in a little luxury and go for underfloor heating. The height of comfort and the last word in modern living, underfloor heating mats are surprisingly easy to install and maintain and are compatible with most types of bathroom flooring. If you're looking to add that perfect, decadent finishing touch it's definitely worth finding out more - there is plenty of information on our website, and of course our team are always happy to help if you have any other questions.

Different Styles

A style that has is hugely popular with many, is black and white flooring. A monochrome bathroom does not have to be boring and choosing the right flooring can be the ideal component for breathing new life into your space. You can easily fit your design to your personality with our range of high-quality bathroom tiles. If you are looking to create a funky nostalgic feel, our Feature Floors Retro tiles could be just what you are looking for. Made from top-grade ceramic, you can utilise the striking monochrome patterns and colour pallet to build a vintage design scheme that does not look outdated. Another gorgeous black & white design we supply comes in form of the St Pancras Monochrome Feature Floor Tiles. With a dazzling glossy finish and intricate, artistic pattern, these designer tiles could be the missing part in the completion of your dream bathroom.

Additionally, a unique way to transform your space is stone effect flooring. If you want to transform your bathroom without the hassle and high cost, you can get the same luxury effect with laminate flooring. Our stunning Krono Original 8mm Mustang Slate Laminate tiles offer the promise of both a gorgeous design and impressive durability. Not only, does this flooring create the elegant effect of an authentic stone finish but has excellent moisture, stain and scratch resistance so is ideal for heavy domestic usage. If a warmer stone effect is what you envision, then the Rapolano Marfil Gloss Floor Tile could be a better fit for your needs. If the beautiful natural look is not impressive enough alone, it also comes with incredible anti-slip technology which makes it ideal for safe bathroom use. At a very reasonable price, there is no need to break the bank to achieve the highest-quality results.

It's really easy to create a striking, dramatic effect with patterned tiles. With so many styles and brands on offer, patterned tiles are a fantastic 'ready-made' solution for beautiful, stylish bathroom flooring. Whether you want something understated and elegant, or whether you prefer something that really stands out, you'll be spoilt for choice. If you want to get even more creative, trying creating an intricate mosaic pattern - if you have the time and expertise, it' possible to create dramatic, unique designs to add that extra splash of originality to your home. Keep it classic with keystone effect tile, or channel old glamour and grandeur with marble effect tiles - don't be afraid to think outside the box!

Transforming your Bathroom!

Verona Rockies Matt Alberta Wall & Floor Mosaic

Verona Rockies Matt Alberta Wall & Floor Mosaic

Designing or revamping a bathroom can often seem like a challenge if you are faced with a limited or awkward space to work with. However, with clever use of flooring, it is simple to completely transform the room and create illusions of a much bigger space. One of the easiest ways to make your room appear bigger is with white tiles. This smart and sleek colour choice reflects the light rather than absorbing it meaning it is a lot easier to create the airy, spacious effect you are looking for. However, the use of a lot of white in the room does not mean it has to appear plain and boring. With our range of sizes and texture effects including marble, wood, stone and gloss you can still have eye-catching statement flooring you desire. Alternatively, if you are not a fan of straight white, a softer colour can still have the same space-creating effect. Why not look at light greys, beige or even light blue colour palettes to create a clean and open design without the harshness of the brilliant white shade.

The right flooring can be the missing component to any room so choosing the best type for you is key. It does not need to be a high-stress experience to find the best quality flooring so with whatever style and practicalities you have in mind, there is sure to be a perfect match to create your dream bathroom.

Other Considerations

When ordering tiles, we recommend that you order more than you need to cover any cuts or breakages. If you will be using an underfloor heating system, please ensure that your new bathroom flooring is compatible. If you are installing your own bathroom flooring, please ensure that you have everything you need prior to beginning work and that you don't cut corners - if in doubt, it's always better to consult a professional than to guess! Once your bathroom flooring is installed properly, it should last for years to come. We hope we've given lots of ideas to excite and inspire you to start creating your perfect bathroom flooring - please check out our huge catalogue of bathroom floor tiles, laminate flooring and related accessories for more ideas.