Comparative Guide: Impervia Flooring vs. Traditional Bathroom Flooring Options

When it comes to choosing the right flooring for your bathroom, the options can be overwhelming. There are so many factors to consider, from durability and water resistance to aesthetics and cost. In this comparative guide, we’ll take a closer look at some of the most popular bathroom flooring options and introduce you to how Impervia flooring could be exactly what you’ve been searching for.

Choosing the right bathroom flooring

Choosing the perfect flooring for your bathroom is all about the space’s unique requirements. Bathrooms are prone to moisture, temperature fluctuations, and heavy foot traffic, so you’re in need of a flooring option that can withstand these conditions. This guide compares Impervia flooring, a modern high-performance option, with traditional choices such as ceramic tile, and laminate.

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Understanding Impervia Flooring

Impervia flooring is a type of rigid core, stone composite flooring known for its remarkable durability and water resistance all while offering a luxurious feel that many other products fail to replicate. It features a multi-layer construction with a high-density core, making it perfect for those high-traffic areas as previously mentioned. The top layer is designed to mimic the appearance of natural wood or stone, this paired with the low pattern repeat in each plank provides an aesthetically pleasing finish.

Traditional Bathroom Flooring Options

Ceramic Tile

  • Highly durable and resistant to scratches and dents. Can last for decades with proper care.
  • Excellent water resistance
  • Can be very slippery underfoot, making it potentially dangerous in bathrooms. 
  • Available in various colours, patterns, and finishes, allowing for versatile design options.
  • Requires regular cleaning and occasional grout maintenance to prevent mould and mildew.

Vinyl Flooring

  • Durable but can be prone to scratches and tears if not properly cared for.
  • Good water resistance, making it suitable for bathrooms.
  • Available in a wide range of styles and patterns, including designs that mimic wood and stone.
  • Easy to clean and maintain, with no special products required.
  • Can be installed as a DIY project, with options like peel-and-stick or click-lock systems.

Laminate Flooring:

  • It is reasonably durable but can be susceptible to water damage. Compared to other options, it has lower water resistance, making it less ideal for bathrooms.
  •  Offers a variety of designs that can mimic more expensive flooring types
  • Requires regular cleaning and prompt attention to spills to prevent water damage.

How Impervia’s bathroom flooring measures up

Impervia’s range of bathroom flooring are expertly engineered to be highly durable, and resistant to dents, scratches, and heavy foot traffic. Your bathroom is a hard-working space in your home and needs to be able to stand up to the steady flow of users. It also acts as an unbelievably low maintenance option and does not require special products.  

While ceramic tile remains a strong contender for its longevity and design versatility, it cannot compare to Impervia flooring for slip resistance. Impervia offers a modern, practical alternative that combines aesthetics with functionality without compromising your family’s safety. Vinyl and laminate flooring have their merits, but they fall short in areas critical for bathroom environments, such as water resistance and durability. If you’re looking for wood flooring that can withstand high levels of moisture, please consult with one of our team to discuss the most suitable options for your project.

Ready to upgrade your bathroom flooring? Consider Impervia for a stylish, durable, and water-resistant solution that meets the demands of modern living. Visit our flooring selection page to explore our range of Impervia flooring options and transform your bathroom today. 

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