If you’re on a tight budget when remodeling a bathroom, you’re always on the lookout for ways to cut costs, and the flooring is sometimes overlooked because it is generally not the highest ticket item in a bathroom remodel. Homeowners are often so intent on choosing that elegant cabinetry or debating a whirlpool tub vs. a glass-block, walk-in shower that the flooring is a last-minute decision.
You will be surprised at the savings possible if you carefully consider your flooring options. While there are many flooring materials that meet the criteria for bathroom use—humidity resistance, slip resistance, durable wear—some of the common options can be far more expensive than you imagine. Natural stone, for example, is a common choice, but it can carry a hefty price tag.
Fortunately, there are several budget-friendly options for updating your bathroom floor. Ranging from simple repainting of a wooden floor to modern vinyl to porcelain tile, the money you save on flooring can contribute to that elegant pedestal bathtub or that large walk-in shower you’ve always wanted.
While the flooring is not the biggest decision you’ll make when remodeling a bathroom, it does make a big difference in your bathroom’s look and a surprisingly big difference in your remodeling budget. If you want to refresh your style without spending a fortune, think about using one of these techniques for a totally new feel to your bathroom.
Source: The Spruce