Choosing Bathroom Flooring Help!

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  1. BusyBeeingBusy

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm new here.

    So I'm buying my first house which is exciting but stressful all at the same time. As it's a new build I get to make customisation and they asked me what floor I want for the bathroom.

    Now I have no idea what to look out for. They told me to check this article out on IDS but wondered if people who have made this decision could actually help me as well.

    I have literally no clue what I am doing or want.
     
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    I've just used Quickstep laminate flooring in my bathroom. Its suitable for bathrooms, good value, and looks really nice. Not sure I would even consider anything else now to be honest. Works with underfloor heating as well, if you have it.
     
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    roberto2019, you've not yet replied to my post of Oct 3 ?
     
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    OP,
    good luck with your new house.
    there's really no way you can be advised on here - no matter whats suggested you wont know what it is.
    why not go visit kitchen and bath shops and tile and flooring shops and ask the neighbours what they've gone for and why?
     
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    Bathrooms = tiles.
    Anything else will not last
     
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    Bathroom = vynil
    It's warm and easy to clean
     
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    To be replaced every 3/4 years, unless you don't clean it, then it will last forever
     
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    tiles are simply one of a number of bathroom flooring options.

    sheet vinyl of various kinds and thicknesses is massively used in high traffic, and constantly wet areas.
    cushioned vinyl is warm, hard wearing, and long lasting in bathrooms - it, like most vinyls, can be wiped down on a daily basis.

    laid as flash coving, sheet vinyl is occasionally used as the covered surface for institutional shower trays.

    no matter what material goes on the floor (in any room) preparation is everything.
     
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    If Laminate only some quickstep are water proof top. Impressive , elignA, majestic and classic.

    LVT would be best.
     
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    Thanks everyone, sorry for the delayed response. I'm still torn but moving more towards showerwall panels because I like the smoothness of the line and they look like paint but better.
     
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    OP,
    your question was "what floor" you want?
    after five posters have taken time to reply ref flooring, now, you are talking about walls?
     
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    This whole buying a house thing has sent me crazy.

    I'm also on a different forum talking about shower walls and got easily confused. My bad. As you can see the bathroom is taking up most of my time.

    I'm moving towards LVT due to their massive waterproof promise and in the bathroom, this sounds like the best option.
     
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