Between getting ready in the morning, showering, bathing your pets and your kids, and any other necessary visits, you may use your bathroom more than you realize. While your bathroom may not be the most high-traffic room in your home, you still spend a significant amount of time in there, and you want to ensure it looks and feels just the way you want. In today’s post, we will discuss a few different flooring options that you can choose to not only accentuate the look of your bathroom, but also improve functionality.

Looking to upgrade or replace the flooring in your bathroom? Gateway Design and Home can help! We understand that one of the biggest problems where the floors in your bathroom are concerned is water, which is why we offer an extensive selection of waterproof and water-resistant flooring options. Learn more about your options on our website, or stop by our showroom in Loveland today!


Tile flooring is a great choice for your bathroom for many reasons. One of the biggest benefits of choosing tile is that it’s waterproof or extremely water-resistant depending on the type you pick — porcelain vs. ceramic. From spilling water from the sink and sloshing water over the side of the tub to stepping out of the shower before you’re completely dry, the floor of your bathroom can be exposed to a lot of water, which is why tile is a great choice. In addition to its resistance to water, tile also comes in a variety of beautiful colors, styles, and sizes, making it easy for you to customize your look. With that in mind, you will also want to consider the temperature of the tile. It’s no secret that Colorado winters can be brutal, and tile isn’t exactly the warmest flooring option. However, if you’re willing to spend more, you could always choose a heated tile or buy a nice rug to make the cold texture a little easier to bear on those chilly winter mornings.

Engineered Hardwood

Some people love the look and feel of real wood on their floors. Unfortunately, hardwood floors are not the best option around water, as the moisture can cause the boards to expand and warp. That being said, if you simply must have that amazing wooden look in your bathroom, engineered hardwoods could be the perfect compromise! Engineered hardwoods are layered with real wood, giving them the beautiful look and texture you love, but they are water-resistant and more durable than hardwoods. Another benefit of choosing engineered hardwoods is that they can be installed over an existing floor. For example, if you bought an older home that has the original floors, and you want to preserve that history, you can install engineered hardwoods as a floating floor, allowing you to keep the original floors safe.


Vinyl flooring is another popular choice for many people. One of the best things about vinyl flooring is that you can buy it in sheets, planks, or tiles, allowing you to customize your space in any way you wish. If moisture is a big concern for you, such as with children’s bathrooms, sheet vinyl is a great option. Because the vinyl flooring is installed in one big sheet, you won’t have to worry about water seeping through cracks or seams. On top of being waterproof, another bonus of choosing vinyl flooring is that it comes in many different styles. You can create the look of wooden floorings, choose a unique pattern, or something in between — the choice is up to you!

Visit Gateway Design and Home Today!

These are just a few of the most popular floors you can choose for your bathroom, but if you’re looking for something different, Gateway Design and Home is here to lend a hand. We offer an extensive selection of flooring options, and our staff has years of experience with helping people like you find the right flooring for their space and their budget. Read more about our different options on our website, and when you’re ready to get started on your project, reach out to Gateway Design and Home to schedule an appointment at our showroom in Loveland.

We look forward to helping you!

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