Some people want continuity in their home and prefer to stick to same flooring throughout and this means following wanting to install wooden flooring in your bathroom too. If wooden flooring is your choice then this means the bathroom has to follow suit. Our floor fitters have fitted hardwood flooring in several bathrooms and there is no reason not to, as long as you follow the guidelines for that particular product. We do the research for you on your chosen wood or even recommend a flooring type that is more suitable. We will give you advice on which wood to use, how to treat it and more importantly how to maintain it to keep it in goof condition.
The bathroom is the only room in the home that will drastically change temperature and moisture level on a regular basis. As we have mentioned many times on this blog, there are several elements that effect hardwood flooring and these include humidity, temperature changes and moisture. Hardwood flooring can expand or contract when subjected to these conditions.
If you wish to install wooden flooring in the bathroom then it is essential to choose flooring that is more resistant to humidity and moisture. It is very important to apply a suitable finish for this environment too. A hard wax oil imperfect as it will the flooring an extra water resistant layer that will last.
You can also protect the wetter areas like around the bathroom and shower step out area, with water resistant mats. As long as you don’t leave resting water on the floor for long periods of time, you will be able to have a good quality hardwood flooring in your bathroom that will last for years