Why Choose Vinyl Flooring For Your Bathroom

December 14, 2023 3:21 pm Published by

Whatever the shape and size of your bathroom (and trust us, we’ve seen a few!) vinyl flooring is usually the most versatile and practical choice. Furthermore, it’s also one of the most affordable options around. Here are some of the reasons we like vinyl.


Vinyl is naturally resistant to water and moisture, making it an ideal choice for bathrooms where spills and splashes are common. This resistance helps prevent water from seeping through the floor and causing damage to the subfloor or underlying structure.

Easy to clean

Vinyl floors are easy to maintain and keep clean. Regular sweeping or vacuuming and occasional mopping with a damp mop and mild detergent are usually sufficient. Vinyl’s smooth surface also makes it resistant to dirt and grime buildup.

Warm and comfortable underfoot

Vinyl floors are warmer and more comfortable underfoot than ceramic tiles or concrete. This is especially beneficial in bathrooms, which can often feel cold and damp especially on chilly winter mornings.

Durable and long-lasting

Vinyl floors are durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic. They are also resistant to scratches, stains, and dents, making them a good choice for bathrooms with frequent use.


Vinyl flooring can be treated with a slip-resistant finish, which is important for safety in bathrooms, especially in areas around showers and bathtubs.

Underfloor heating

Most vinyl floors can be installed over underfloor heating systems, providing an extra layer of warmth and comfort in your bathroom.

Style and colour

The great thing about vinyl is that it comes in a wide variety of styles, colours and patterns, making it easy to find a look that complements your bathroom décor.

You can choose from options that mimic the look of natural materials like wood or stone or tiling, or opt for more modern and contemporary designs.

Consider the overall style of your bathroom. If you have a traditional bathroom, you may want to choose a classic colour like white or beige. If you have a more modern bathroom, you can experiment with darker colours or more unique patterns.

Take inspiration from the colour of your walls and fixtures. Your vinyl flooring should complement the colors of your bathroom walls and fixtures, not clash with them.

How much traffic does your bathroom get? If its a family bathroom with high use, you may want to choose a darker color that will hide dirt and grime more easily.

We would always recommend looking at samples of different colours and textures and test them out in your bathroom before you make a final decision.

At Rivendell we’re experts in vinyl and making the right choice for your bathroom. Some of our favourite vinyl flooring brands are Amtico, Harvey Maria, Elements of London and Karndean.

We are always happy to help advise you to make the right choice for your bathroom flooring. Click here to book a consultation or call us today on 0117 963 7979

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