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Wood Flooring Tips for Bathrooms and Bedrooms: Balancing Aesthetics and Practicality

Wood flooring is a timeless and elegant choice for any home, but when it comes to selecting the right type of wood flooring for your bathroom and bedroom, there are a few important factors to consider. In this blog post, we will explore some valuable flooring tips and considerations to help you strike the perfect balance between aesthetics and practicality when choosing wood flooring for these areas of your home.



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1. Choose the Right Type of Wood:

 

When it comes to bathrooms and bedrooms, it's crucial to select a wood species that can withstand moisture and humidity.

Hardwoods like oak, teak, and maple are excellent choices as they are known for their durability and resistance to moisture.

Avoid softwoods like pine, as they are more prone to water damage.



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2. Opt for Engineered Wood:

 

In areas with high moisture levels, such as bathrooms, it's recommended to go for engineered wood flooring.

Engineered wood is made up of multiple layers, including a top layer of real wood veneer.

This construction provides greater stability and resistance to moisture, making it a smart choice for bathrooms. I recommend choosing engineered wood over solid wood, as the plywood base of engineered wood holds up well against moisture, but also looks great as the top layer is real wood.

To understand the differences between engineered and solid click here for my in depth article.




3. Consider the Finish:

 

For bathrooms, it's advisable to choose a wood flooring with a waterproof finish, the right products are essential to ensure your floor is easy to clean, and lasts the distance.

I recommend using an anti-slip lacquer such as Bona Traffic Anti Slip as this product has accreditations as the best solution for commercial areas such as hotel foyers, where heavy traffic occurs, this will provide an extra layer of protection against water and moisture.

Look for finishes like polyurethane or ceramic-based sealants that are specifically designed for wet areas.


 

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4. Take Maintenance into Account:

 

Both bathrooms and bedrooms require different levels of maintenance.

In bathrooms, where water spills and moisture are common, it's essential to regularly wipe up any spills and avoid excessive water exposure by using mats or rugs near sinks and showers can help protect the wood flooring.

In bedrooms, regular sweeping and occasional mopping with a damp cloth will keep the wood flooring looking its best. I would recommend using a spray mop such as Bona Spray Mop as you don’t need to use water and it still cleans the floor really well.


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5. Blend with Existing Décor:

 

Consider the overall style and colour scheme of your bathroom and bedroom when choosing wood flooring.

Opt for a wood tone that complements the existing décor, whether it's a rustic, modern, or traditional style.

Lighter wood tones can create an airy and spacious feel, while darker tones add warmth and cosiness.




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Wood flooring in bathrooms and bedrooms can add a touch of elegance and warmth to any space. By choosing the right type of wood, considering the finish, and taking maintenance into account, you can enjoy the beauty of wood flooring while ensuring its longevity and durability. Remember to blend the flooring with your existing décor and use rugs or mats to protect high traffic areas. With these tips in mind, you can create a harmonious and practical flooring solution for your bathroom and bedroom that will stand the test of time.


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