An absolute requirement for the bathroom floor is a material with a non-skid surface to reduce the risk of slipping — especially if the bathroom user is a child or senior citizen. Typical floor covering choices for the bathroom include textured ceramic, stone, linoleum or vinyl tile. There are other options that may be better for preventing slips and falls including rubber flooring for bathrooms. Rubber flooring is versatile, easy to maintain, easy to install and comes in a variety of colors.
Although soft, these materials are usually given a sort of wax coating which makes it scratch resistant. If torn, these layers are able to restore the surface to the original condition. This is one advantage compared with linoleum or vinyl that is not scratch resistant. Rubber flooring for bathrooms is sold in rolls like vinyl or as tiles. The variety of color choices include primary colors like red, yellow, and blue, to pastel colors and black.
Typically, these products have a flat pattern on its surface. This pattern among others, serve as anti-skid. But there are also other patterns such as lines, circles and textures that resemble lined stone. No matter which pattern or color you choose, your family will benefit from having bathroom flooring that is more skid resistant that traditional options. An added benefit is that rubber flooring for bathrooms has a cushioned texture under your feet and it generally feels warmer to your bare feet than ceramic or stone.