If you’ve ever tried renovating your home, you know that bathrooms are one of the most challenging rooms to design. Picking wall tiles, fixtures, color schemes, etc., is tiring enough without having to think whether or not everything is waterproof.
That’s why we’ve prepared ten innovative bathroom flooring ideas to spice things up and give your washroom the panache it deserves.
So, without further ado, let’s get cracking!
Create an Interesting Mosaic
Hexagon tiles are super affordable, making them one of the best bathroom flooring ideas when on a budget. Especially if you combine them into a stunning mosaic that will turn your floor into an authentic piece of art.
Best of all, you can go for any design, and it’ll still look impressive—like this gorgeous Mediterranian one. Nevertheless, we recommend keeping things simple and using beige, grey, and other neutral colors to get that clean and polished look.
Use Marble for an Elegant Look
Marble is the embodiment of elegance.
Don’t just take our word for it and look at those beautiful marble walls! This layout will transport you back to antiquity and make you feel like a true Roman citizen. Classics never go out of style; with this design, neither will your bathroom!
Now, there are several bathroom floor options when it comes to marble. We recommend matching marble floors and walls like in the picture for that extra pizzazz.
Moreover, you can choose any available marble color, and it’ll look stunning regardless. For example, black marble is ideal if you’re looking for a dark bathroom vibe.
Conversely, if you want something new and trendy, pick grey marble instead. Combine it with a slick white ceramic tub, add a simple wooden vanity, and—voilà! You got yourself a modern design that matches your iPhone; Steve Jobs would be proud.
Pick Large Tiles to Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger
Large tiles aren’t necessarily for larger bathrooms. Ironically, they are the perfect choice for smaller bathrooms.
For one, fewer grout lines will make your bathroom look more spacious than it really is—hence why we decided to include them in our small bathroom flooring ideas. Couple that with a large bathroom mirror, and your bathroom will look twice as big!
The color choice is totally up to you, and you can use both small and large tiles for your walls.
If you’re looking for something more original, we recommend using bold colors, such as dark blue, for your floor tiles and rustic, wooden walls for that dojo feel. Not only will it look beautiful, but it’ll also make you feel one with nature (like bathing in a pond in the woods).
Get a Coastal Vibe
If the lockdown has taught us anything, it’s that we long for the great outdoors. Well, why not bring a piece of that experience into your own backyard, or should we say—bathroom.
For instance, look at these majestic Mediterranean blue and white bathroom floor tiles. We can almost hear the waves and smell the salt just by looking at it! Add some wooden cabinets and a few exotic house plants, and you can cancel your trip to Bali.
Opt for a Foolproof Black and White Floor
There’s a reason why every Sims game has black and white tiles—it’s a timeless classic! Particularly this Victorian, diagonal checkerboard pattern. As a result, you’ll never have to worry about redecorating your outdated bathroom ever again.
Namely, out of all our ideas for bathroom flooring, this is the “safest” one. In other words, you can’t go wrong with this choice. Plus, it’ll likely fit most spaces.
Also, decorative house plants go well with this checkerboard pattern; for one, begonias and cast-iron plants fit like a hand in a glove.
Overall, a superb design if you’re looking for a more traditional feel and want to play it safe, but not too safe—like with a sterile, all-white bathroom.
Combine Plain and Patterned Tiles for a Unique Look
Of all the bathroom tile flooring ideas, this one is absolutely irresistible. This ingenious design uses plain and patterned tiles to get the best of both worlds.
Take this picture, for instance. It perfectly combines plain white ceramic tiles on the outside with densely packed patterned tiles in the middle.
What we also liked about this design is that it allows plenty of room to maneuver (style-wise). Nevertheless, try not to go too overboard with the design and keep it nice and simple by using similar-colored tiles and refined patterns.
Break Up the Monotony With Statement Pattern
Despite looking heavenly, all-white bathrooms can get quite dreary and uninspiring, even when done right! To avoid this, use patterned floor tiles to shake things up a little.
Fortunately, you can choose between a wide variety of bathroom floor designs and turn your washroom into a bold statement without much fuss.
Just a tiny word of advice: be sure to use the same color pattern that matches the rest of the bathroom. For example, pick a black and white pattern if you have a white bathroom with black details.
Get the Faux Wood Floor for a Farmhouse Look
Hardwood flooring is a stylish option no matter where you put it. That said, using wooden floors in bathrooms is never a good idea due to moisture. Plus, wood doesn’t react well with water and is almost impossible to maintain.
However, most porcelain tiles imitate wood so well that you won’t even be able to tell them apart—hence why we included them in our farmhouse bathroom flooring ideas.
As for the design, pick the color that best suits the rest of your bathroom. For example, in our sample picture, faux oak porcelain tiles blend well with the genuine oak vanity and complement the whole natural vibe.
Note that porcelain tiles can be steeper than your average floor tile. Luckily, their more than affordable counter-part—vinyl planks—can do just as well a job of imitating wood; the choice of materials used chiefly comes down to your budget.
Opt for Bold and Luxurious Floor
If you want a floor that screams luxury and aren’t afraid to try something bold, look no further than these rustic bathroom flooring ideas. For one, using these vintage Moroccan-like tiles will make your bathroom look like no other.
Their unique patterns and rich color schemes will really make your bathroom stand out. So much so that you’ll end up craving a cup of Morrocan tea every time you go for a bath on a cold winter’s day.
Couple that with some other vintage items, brass fixtures, etc., and you’ll have an authentic vintage oasis on your hands.
Separate Different Areas by Using Two Distinct Tile Styles
In most rooms in our homes, we use rugs to delineate one space from another. For example, a rug can separate a living area from the dining room. Well, one of our most unique bathroom flooring ideas puts this notion into practice.
However, instead of a rug, you’ll use two distinct tile styles for two different areas in your bathroom. This is particularly useful if you have a modern curbless shower and want to create the illusion of two separate shower areas.
For example, you can pick some lovely black and white tiles for your bathroom floor and then cover the surface of your shower area with some dark grey tiles. Additionally, you can use the same wall tiles for both areas to keep the cohesiveness of the whole room.
As we showed you in our article, there’s no shortage of creative bathroom flooring designs. From elegant mosaics and patterns to simple tiles and combinations, you name it—it’s doable.
Now, it’s up to you to select the one you like best and use it to remodel your dream bathroom!
Which type of flooring is best for a bathroom?
Ceramic tiles are the most common type of bathroom flooring as they combine practicality with aesthetics and are widely affordable. And considering that most tiles work well in bathrooms, you can select just about any type of flooring, including marble, cement, vinyl, ceramic, and porcelain.
What flooring looks good in a small bathroom?
Large tiles or one-piece marble slabs are ideal for small bathrooms since they have fewer grout lines, giving off the illusion that it’s much larger than it really is.
What is the easiest bathroom flooring to install?
Vinyl tiles and planks are the easiest floorings to install. Some vinyl options even come in a peel and stick option, allowing you to install them in no time at all.
Is vinyl plank flooring OK for bathrooms?
Vinyl plank flooring is a superb option for bathrooms. Not only is it 100% waterproof, but it also ensures that the floor underneath stays completely dry.
What is the current trend in bathroom flooring?
Tiles that imitate wood flooring well are currently spreading like wildfire. You can also check our list of bathroom flooring ideas to get the full scope of popular flooring options.