The idea of hardwood flooring installation in the bathroom is not very appealing to many homeowners, but it is really not a poor choice of flooring. As long as you go about it the right way, it can add a lot of value to your home overall.
Picking hardwood for your bathroom does require a little research, and a traditional, real wood floor is not an ideal choice. After all, if your bathtub or toilet ever overflows, you may find yourself dealing with warped or ruined floor boards.
Installing hardwood in the bathroom is possible, but you need a type of flooring that can stand up to the constant damp environment as well as the cleaning chemicals needed to properly sanitize the room. Some options you have include:
Even if you opt for real wood, there are some things you will want to do to protect your investment, including:
To get the best finish and ensure your hardwood floors are water-tight, contact the team at Robar Flooring. Our skilled hardwood flooring installation team in Toronto can install real or faux wood finishes in your bathroom with expert care. We use safe, effective sealants as well so that your floors are free from the risk of warping or mold over time.
See the potential of hardwood floors in bathrooms today or learn more about refinishing your hardwood floors. Call Robar Flooring at 416-822-6184. Feel free to request a quote online too.
Samples of hardwood flooring installation
There are many options and possibilities when it comes to hardwood flooring installation. Few of the most common types include:
All of the above are either nailed or glued down on top of existing sub-floor. In condominiums or commercial properties where sub-floor consists of concrete, plywood is applied on top of the slab in order to allow for nailing of the floor. All glued down floors can be directly applied on top of the concrete. See diagrams below outlining different floor types, installation techniques as well as examples of transition and finishing trims commonly used.