Bathroom tile

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I’ve been wanting to do my bathroom for some time now but I just haven’t decided what types of tile should I used. What is the safest tile for my bathroom floor?


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  • Ceramic or porcelain tile is usually used on bathroom floors.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Sep 15, 2021

    Hello. Here’s a link that could be helpful. We are very happy with our porcelain bathroom floor tile. Hope you find the perfect recommendation and solution to see your needs


    https://www.thisoldhouse.com/flooring/21173496/best-flooring-options-for-bathrooms

  • William William on Sep 15, 2021

    Yep, ceramic or porcelain.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 15, 2021

    Make sure it is rated for bathroom floors. You don’t want anything that will be slippery when wet. I went with a slightly textured in bath and kitchen with great results. I still have a small washable rug at the shower, just in case.

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 15, 2021

    Perhaps one of the best options for slip resistance is vinyl flooring. Some products are specifically designed to provide slip resistance. Vinyl flooring is also very easy to maintain. It does not stain and does not damage from water (if the product is designed to be waterproof.) It is also very durable, meaning you are unlikely to damage it using a wheelchair.

    No floor is perfectly slip resistant. However, some vinyl flooring products are less likely to cause you to slip. But, if you do slide or fall, vinyl has built-in padding. This helps to minimize the amount of shock to your body if you take a tumble. When having it installed, be sure to pick a product with a bit more underlayment to offer this type of padding.

    Vinyl offers other benefits, too. It is a more affordable option in bathroom flooring options. While it is not necessarily an eco-friendly choice, newer products are less damaging. And, it is also versatile. You can choose vinyl flooring that looks like wood, ceramic tile, or other types of floors. This will give you more options for matching the space and creating a trendy look in your bathroom.

    And they make vinyl flooring that looks like tile!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 15, 2021

    Probably vinyl tiles, ceramic, and then porcelain are the most popular. We opted for stone tiles because they are non slip and very durable.

    Consider how often and what kind of traffic will be in your bathroom and go from there.

    It’s most important to select a flooring material that, first, prevents moisture from seeping below the surface and causing damage and, second, won’t be so slick when wet that it poses a safety issue. After that, the final selection generally comes down to a balancing act of style and budget. Get to know all of your options with this guide to the best tile for bathroom floor, and your decision-making will come with a bit more ease.

    ref:https://www.bobvila.com/articles/7725-bathroom-floor-tile-which-is-best-for-your-bath/


  • Dee Dee on Sep 15, 2021

    I have porcelain in both my bathrooms. My front bathroom has s texture to it, so the tiles are not slippery when wet. The back bathroom has no texture and without a rug on the floor can be very slippery.

  • I would use ceramic or porcelain. I would go to a hardware or flooring store to get some ideas of materials and styles that you like and they should be able to go over what the differences are for each material.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Sep 17, 2021

    Hi there, look for a nonslip tile. There's nothing worse than falling on a wet slippery floor.

  • Annie Annie on Sep 17, 2021

    Cork floor tile would also work and would not be slippery at all

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 18, 2021

    Speaking from experience, I would advise you to resist the temptation to choose tiles at the lowest price. Even though they may look the same, all tiles are not created equally. Generally lower priced tiles are thinner, are not as durable, and crack more easily.


    The more breakage you have during the installation stage, the more wastage you have. More wastage means having to purchase more tiles in order to complete the project, which equals more money spent.


    In the end, the cheaper priced tiles may not turn out to be as cost effective as purchasing better quality tiles at a higher price, right from the start.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 19, 2021

    Something not shiny or smooth they will be slippary when wet

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Sep 20, 2021

    The Safest Non-Slip Bathroom Flooring Options

    • Ceramic/Porcelain Tile. One of the best overall options is the use of tile. ...
    • Glass Flooring. A trendy and upscale option for your home's bathroom floors is the use of glass. ...
    • Non-Slip Vinyl Flooring. ...
    • Cork or Bamboo Flooring.


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 21, 2021

    Ceramic tile! Non Slip for floor.