Wood Flooring for Bathrooms
If your bathroom floors look dull, it might be time for an update! Elegant Floor Service provides expert hardwood floor installation, repair, and refinishing, with your choice of woods, colors, and grades. If you’re looking to install new hardwood floors in your bathroom, know that not all hardwood floors are appropriate for a bathroom setting. Contact us today or keep reading to find the best wood flooring for bathrooms.
The Best Type of Hardwood Floors for Bathrooms
Since wood floors don’t handle moisture as well as other types of floors, they may not be ideal for bathrooms. However, don’t let this stop you if you want wood flooring in your bathroom – there are ways to solve this problem. Certain finishes, such as polyurethane, will better protect your wood floor from water damage.
If you plan to install wood flooring in your bathroom, we recommend engineered wood flooring as opposed to solid wood flooring. Engineered wood flooring is made up of wood pieces that each consist of three to 12 thin layers of wood. Each wood layer is placed in a different direction and is bonded together using heat and pressure to create a very strong and durable piece of wood, preventing the wood floor from warping in high moisture and high humidity environments. In contrast, solid wood flooring consists of single slabs of wood—making it more likely to shrink, expand, and warp.
Since the bathroom is a high traffic area, it’s best to choose hardwood species for your bathroom. These include:
- Ash hardwood flooring
- Walnut hardwood flooring
- Cherry hardwood flooring
- Oak hardwood flooring
- Poplar hardwood flooring
- Mahogany hardwood flooring
Alternatively, softwoods like fir, pine, and cedar are not ideal for bathrooms because they absorb a lot of moisture. Also keep in mind that darker woods, such as mahogany and walnut, will more quickly show wear in the floor due to traffic. So if you’re interested in the perfect bathroom wood floor, a lighter hardwood (engineered) such as ash or oak is perfect!
Schedule Bathroom Wood Floor Installation in Maryland, Virginia, and DC
Whether you’re installing wood flooring in your bathroom or in every room, the experts at Elegant Floor Service can help you determine which type of wood flooring works best for you. Call us at 800-417-3172 today for wood flooring installation in your bathroom in Maryland, Washington, DC, or Virginia!