When planning a bathroom installation as part of a basement finishing project, there are many flooring types to select from. All options should be able to handle frequent moisture, temperature changes, high humidity levels, be a non-slip surface, and be easy to clean.

Common bathroom flooring materials include ceramic, porcelain, vinyl, waterproof laminate flooring, linoleum, concrete, natural stone, cork, bamboo, and terrazzo – each with pros and cons. Ceramic and porcelain are most common, are available in a vast number of styles, and are durable. However, they can feel cold, have limited slip resistance when wet, and can be time consuming to install. Vinyl flooring is waterproof, easy to install, and feels warmer than ceramic and porcelain, however, they should be installed on a level subfloor to ensure a proper installation. Learn about different flooring options for your finished basement bathroom installation or upcoming bathroom remodel.

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