Parquet floors have become a trend in recent years. So much so, that it is even installed in bathrooms where tiles of different types were used before and wood was relegated to the living room and bedrooms.
However, it has now become the choice of many homeowners in both kitchens and bathrooms.
The first concern when thinking about installing a parquet floor in the bathroom is that water and humidity can damage the floor.
According to Wasaga Beach renovations experts, with the new techniques and materials used in the manufacture of floors, it is possible to install these models without being affected by water.
Waterproof parquet flooring
Currently, the materials and manufacturing techniques allow the installation of wood in bathrooms and kitchens without consequences in the short and long term thanks to its impermeability.
However, not all parquet floors are compatible with humidity. There are even floor models that imitate wood
Despite the manufacturing techniques, wood always suffers from humidity. For this reason, some floors imitate wood without being it and prevent wear due to water and humidity.
Vinyl parquet for the bathroom
Synthetic parquet, like vinyl flooring, is a completely moisture-resistant option. It is a material that is easy to install and clean, available at affordable prices, and non-slip, something important to take into account when choosing one floor or another in the bathroom.
In addition, it acts as an ideal thermal insulator for the winter months.
Laminate parquet for bathrooms
Laminate flooring is a type of layered flooring consisting of a blend of wood fibers and a wear-resistant laminate that is increasingly resistant to water and humidity.
Some of these models even imitate the texture of wood by including small reliefs in the wood.
Thanks to the reinforcement layers that it has, they make it more resistant than wood. It is also a floor that is resistant to wear, scratches, and blows, giving it greater durability than other types of flooring.
Care of Parquet
The care of the parquet is particular in all the spaces of the home, however, in the bathroom it is important to take into account other additional factors that can harm its condition, shortening its useful life.
It is important to clean the parquet in the bathroom with a soapy cleaner with a neutral pH and use a specific polish for that type of floor that provides a protective finish.
It is important to keep the bathroom ventilated. Showers, especially hot in winter, cause humidity to accumulate in the space.
If there is no window, you can use an extractor that removes moisture from the environment.
Advantages and disadvantages:
Although installing a parquet in the bathroom has a series of advantages, especially aesthetic ones, the truth is that it also entails a series of disadvantages.
On the one hand, wooden floors, in any room, provide warmth and visual continuity with the rest of the floor of the house. In addition, they offer a touch of elegance thanks to the wood that is not found in other materials.
Also, parquet requires a series of specific care for its maintenance and is usually more expensive than vinyl flooring or tiles are more resistant to water and the passage of time.
The importance of installing a suitable bathroom floor
Sometimes, when choosing the materials for the work of a house, the functionality must weigh more than the design.
For this reason, since humidity accumulates in bathrooms and water can fall on the floor, it is important to install the proper flooring to avoid future problems.
The Renovators of Canada provides kitchen renovation, basement renovation, and bathroom renovations in Greater Toronto Area (GTA).