Natural stone tile in Dakota County bathroomCompared to other rooms in your home, bathrooms are a unique space that requires floors that are up to the challenge of high traffic and moisture. Not only do homeowners want the right material that will last, they also want stylish options that won’t break the bank. Luckily, Floor Coverings International Dakota County is here to help! Below are some of the best flooring choices for residents of the greater Burnsville, Apple Valley, and Eagan areas.

Ceramic or Porcelain Tile

At the top of the list, ceramic and porcelain tile check off all the boxes required for ideal bathroom flooring options: they hold up to moisture, are easy to maintain, and come in numerous design options. With the availability of different tile sizes, colors, and textures, you’re sure to find the perfect floors for your aesthetic. Of the two materials, porcelain is the most resilient to water, and is also stronger. However, porcelain does come with a higher price tag than ceramic, heavier, and more challenging to install.

Vinyl FlooringWood-look tile bathroom in Eagan home

From sheet to luxury vinyl tile, you really have a lot of varieties to choose from for your bathroom flooring. Vinyl is a very practical material that holds up extremely well when wet and there’s a style for nearly any budget. Aesthetically speaking, there are differences in appearance between sheet vinyl and higher end luxury vinyl tile and planks, but overall vinyl flooring provides a durable option with looks that homeowners love.

Natural Stone

Like ceramic and porcelain tile, natural stone offers similar benefits in high-moisture settings. Design-wise, you have a wide variety of materials to choose from, including granite, marble, slate, travertine, and even sandstone. These materials come in a range of colors, textures, and design possibilities are almost endless! The biggest drawback for many homeowners looking at natural stone tile is higher cost, which is due in part to the difficulty of installation.

Other Options

If none of these options appeal to you, there are a few other materials that we believe are top contenders. These include engineered hardwood, which is more suited for moisture than natural hardwood thanks to its durable plywood base layers. For homeowners looking for something different, consider concrete floors. While concrete might not be the best choice for everyone, it offers many of the same benefits we’ve covered, including lower cost, high durability, and a variety of design options.

Your Local Flooring Experts

When you’re ready to start your next bathroom flooring project, call Floor Coverings International Dakota County to schedule your free, in-home design consultation. We’re dedicated to providing our customers with expert advice, great selection, and professional installation.

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