As well as being clean and functional, a toilet should be a sanctuary with a sense of comfort and indulgence. Making the proper setting is vital when designing a room in which you can completely unwind; utilizing wood flooring in bathrooms is becoming an ever more common approach to achieve a spa-inspired area. So, is having hardwood floors on your bathroom a good idea?
The sense of welcoming luxury that may be accomplished with wood flooring is incontrovertible; it looks fantastic in any space whilst carrying a sense of human heritage and a connection to nature. In Chaunceyswe think that hardwood floors is a superior choice in almost any room, such as kitchens and even bathrooms.
Regardless of the common misconception that timber flooring is improper in rooms where water will frequently be present, we've provided and installed our hardwood floors in baths --with fantastic success -- for several projects across the united kingdom. Nevertheless, taking just a little care and choosing the perfect kind of wood flooring is essential if you want your floor to remain beautiful.
WHY CHOOSE ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING?
We strongly advise against using solid wood flooring in baths as it will soon distort due to the high humidity levels. Instead, the only sensible option is engineered wood flooring.
Engineered wood flooring is especially designed to be extremely secure and tolerant to environmental changes. Homemade engineered floorboards, including Chaunceys' Bristol Tectonic® boards, are manufactured using state-of-the-art methods that allow them to be utilised in a vast array of scenarios -- including installment previously underfloor heating systems and in bathrooms.
WHICH FINISH SHOULD YOU CHOOSE FOR WOOD FLOORING IN A BATHROOM?
There are generally two types of finish available on your wood flooring: hardwax oils and lacquers. Whereas oil finishes sink into the grain of the wood and protect it from inside, lacquers sit on top of the wood and effectively seal surface.
Oils and lacquers are equally effective at preventing spillages from seeping into the timber; however, to prevent staining and other moisture-related issues, water shouldn't be allowed to sit down on the surface.
ADVANTAGES OF USING ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING IN YOUR BATHROOM
Wood flooring has an abundance of warmth and personality which looks striking in baths. We provide a wide selection of finishes that will help create your desired aesthetic. No matter what type of engineered timber flooring you choose, it will be beautiful.
In Chaunceys we believe in wood flooring for life. Hardwood flooring is obviously a very durable material, and -- as you will most likely be walking barefooted -- surface scratches and scuffs are especially improbable on toilet floors. If correctly installed and handled with care, luxury engineered wood flooring should last a lifetime.
When possible, it's best to keep a window when running a hot bath or shower to receive maximum ventilation in the bathroom. The aim is to assist the moisture from the air dissipate quickly. Unchecked, the humidity levels in a steamy bathroom are most likely to cause issues as a result of excessive motion of your hardwood floors.
We strongly advise that you set up top notch extraction fan to help with ventilation. It is ideal to keep it running for some time after using the bath or shower to fully clear the moisture from the atmosphere.DON’T LEAVE PUDDLES
The presence of water at a toilet is unavoidable, but it should not stop you reaching your desired cosmetic. Engineered hardwood floors may be a wonderful selection for a bathroom flooring; however, to keep your flooring in excellent condition you'll still have to be cautious in regards to the quantity of water your hardwood floors is exposed to.
To prevent potential issues, attempt to maintain splashes and puddles to a minimum (admittedly, this is easier said than done in a family home with young kids ). Water left on the surface for too long may find its way through the gaps between the boards and may cause problems if it settles underneath them. We recommend that you always keep a towel handy so that any pooled water may be consumed immediately.
It's also a good idea to use bathroom matts to consume some of the water as you escape the tub or shower.
MAINTENANCE OF BATHROOM FIXTURES
Keep an eye on your tub and bathtub surrounds to keep your floor as dry as you can. To maintain the water in the ideal location, make sure you check all of the joints are properly sealed with silicone. If any silicone starts to deteriorate, then replace it quickly.
WATCH OUT FOR PLUMBING LEAKS
If you are vigilant about any leaks that might arise, you can address them as soon as you spot them and minimise any possible problems.