Please can someone advise me on the best flooring to put in my bathroom. I love ceramic tiles but cannot have them as it would cost too much to lift the toilet, sink and biday. (Won't go into details but I've got mad plumbing. I have had quotes).
The floor is cement and I need something that can be cut around the suite but am looking for something nicer than cheap vinyl. The floor area is small about 5 sq ft. It currently has carpet on it which as you can probably imagine has been a disaster.
Am pulling my hair out trying to find something that is really nice to look at, waterproof, not too slippery and won't cost a fortune to be fitted.
Have you thought about laminate you can get some really nice looking stuff, that is aqua lock so suitable for bathrooms. It's a little bit more expensive than the normal stuff but easy to fit.
Or just cut the tiles around your bath suite!
If you have a solid floor - ie concrete like yours its relatively easy to cut around your bathroom suite and stick down ceramic tiles - it just takes patience and the understanding that you might make a few mistakes. If you go for a diamond pattern it will take lots longer so go for a straight up and down pattern. If you want a vinyl floor then something like amtico or karndean are very classy however the fitter will probably need to skim your floor first. Its a great finish when done. Matthew
Ceramic tiles on a concrete floor are very cold in the winter. I have laid laminate floors in bathrooms that looks just like tiles. Just make sure it specifically says it is suitable for a wet area. Ordinary laminate won't last a week.