What do dream kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms have in common? Each of these spaces serve a distinctly different purpose within the home, so it may surprise you to learn that they share one very important feature — they are all wet areas!
Wet areas differ from other interior rooms in that they are more prone to moisture and water damage by design. Therefore, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens require special consideration for waterproofing with materials that can withstand the inevitable drips, splashes, and spills that will occur. This includes flooring, above all else.
Read on for a handy and helpful guide to choosing flooring for the wet areas in your home — and beyond!
Wet area flooring should be impervious to water damage.
While beautiful, hardwood is an impractical choice for wet areas. Instead, opt for worry-free, waterproof flooring materials for a dream bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room design, like porcelain, marble, or wood-look ceramic tile. Tile flooring comes in a wide variety of fashionable styles, colors, and patterns. It is also impervious to water damage, so your floors will stay looking great for years to come.
Wet area flooring should be durable and low-maintenance.
Most families seem to have never-ending loads of laundry to wash each week, while some laundry rooms have an exterior door for people to come in and out of on a daily basis. Bathrooms and kitchens, on the other hand, are notoriously the dirtiest and busiest places within the home. In short, wet areas are also high-traffic areas, so your flooring option must be strong, durable, and easy to clean.
Wet area flooring should be stylish.
It goes without saying that magazine-quality dream kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms are always high on style. Yes, a laundry room can most definitely can be more than just a utilitarian space! While practicality is paramount when choosing wet area flooring, today’s homeowners will find a large selection of stylish flooring choices to complement quality cabinets. Options like wood-look ceramic tile are right on point and can be used throughout the entire home — not just wet areas!
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