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29 Bathroom Wood Flooring Ideas With Pros And Cons
Wood is a perfect material for any kind of renovation, it’s always in trend, it gives a refined and chic touch to the space and matches all the styles existing. But still using it in wet and high-traffic areas is considered a taboo, though wood, for example, in a bathroom, looks delightful, adds a warm and inviting touch and interest to it. So, should we use wood in a bathroom? Here are some pros and cons to consider.
Pros Of Wood In Bathrooms
Some of the pros of having wooden flooring in your bathroom here are the same as having it in any other room of your house. You’ll be barefoot a lot of the time in the bathroom, and a wood floor is usually warmer and more comforting than tile. The color of a wood floor is also more inviting than the relative coldness of tile that is mostly used for bathroom floors.
The biggest advantage of hardwood is that it can be really beautiful. It lends a sense of natural wonder to spaces while also providing a unique appeal—every plank is a piece of natural artwork with its individual grain pattern. Properly maintained, wood is a very durable, long-lived material. Lifespans of 25 years or more are common, making wood second only to ceramic or stone tile for longevity.
a beautiful modern bathroom clad with wood all over, with a large skylight, lots of potted plants and mid-century modern furniture of wood
a catchy bathroom with a glazed wall, a reclaimed wood vanity and a pendant lamp, hardwood flooring and an oval bathtub
a contemporary bathroom clad with large scale white tiles and wooden slabs, with a hardwood floor, a chic tub and some lovely decor
a contemporary bathroom fully clad with wood, with a large mirror, a wooden vanity and a window for a cool view
a contemporary bathroom with concrete walls, a light-stained wooden floor, a shelf-like vanity with a round sink and a round mirror
a lovely contemporary bathroom with a wood clad shower space, a wooden vanity, mirrors in wooden frames, a hardwood floor, a niche clad with wood
a minimalist bathroom clad with light stained wood, with a mirror wall and white appliances is pure luxury and invites in
a minimalist bathroom done in neutrals, with a light-stained wood floor and matching shelves, white appliances and a window
a minimalist bathroom done with light stained wooden slabs and black skinny tiles, with pendant lamps and a large window for more light
a minimalist bathroom fully clad with wood, with a glass-enclosed shower space, a floating white vanity and a mirror
Cons Of Wood In Bathrooms
Spills and splashes are going to be the first concern of wood installed in a bathroom. While the finish will protect the material to some extent, you still need to wipe up any spills immediately so that the moisture doesn’t wear away at the material’s protective layer or seep down between seams. Many manufacturers stipulate this—the warranties are voided if spills and puddles aren’t wiped up immediately. Flooding will also destroy a hardwood flooring installation, even if it is properly sealed.
If your floor is not perfectly level, you’re going to have a problem with water sliding down towards the low areas and puddling. These puddles of moisture can be very damaging to the floor, and can even weaken its structural integrity—mostly because the water seeps through seams. While standing water caused by splashing gets the most attention in a bathroom, the humidity in this space can be just as damaging: it can result in floorboards twisting, warping, plumping and cracking.
There are many different types of soaps, cleansers, and body products that are used in bathrooms. Many of these are slightly acidic in nature, and if they spill and splatter on hardwood, they can eat away at the finish or cause permanent staining in the wood.
Because the bathroom is so moist, the growth of mold and mildew is always going to be a problem. These harmful organic substances love hot, wet environments, and they feed on natural organic materials such as hardwood. The finishing coating will protect the floor to some extent, but over time, mold and mildew can grow in between boards, and even beneath them. Despite all these disadvantages mentioned, there are some advantages, too, and the main one is that gorgeous and welcoming look of wood in a bathroom – so warming up! So, will you use wood in your bathing space? Share your ideas and opinion below!
a minimalist bathroom with concrete walls and a hardwood floor for more warmth, a skylight for natural light
a minimalist white bathroom with a light-stained wood floor, a shower space, an oval tub and some dark touches for more drama
a modern bathroom with white planked walls, a rich-stained wooden floor, a catchy tub and a black vanity, a potted plant for a fresh touch
a modern elegant bathroom in neutrals, with a hardwood floor, a large shower space clad with white tiles and a wooden side table