36 Bathroom Flooring Ideas, Browse this collection of gorgeous floors to determine which material, pattern, color, texture, and design can best complement the overall design of your bathroom.
1. Vintage-Style Bathroom Floor – A subtle pattern can visually elongate a room. Here, black insets on the vintage-inspired floor tile play off the verticality of the beaded board and draw the eye toward the windows.
2. Limestone Bathroom Floor – To add subtle interest to your bath design, consider including glass insets. In this bath full of vintage-inspired details, glass insets punctuate the limestone floor.
3. Oak Plank Floor – Flooring can be used as a uniting element for distinct areas. Here, the pale oak planks help retain the bath’s overall sense of intimacy while offering visual continuity between two zones of the room.
4. Bathroom Floor with Radiant Heat – A popular bathroom flooring trend is installing radiant heat that provides a welcome alternative to cold, hard surfaces. In this bath, radiant heat warms the limestone and mosaic tiles that adorn the floor.
5. Mosaic Tile Accent – Mosaic tiles are an easy way to customize your floors. Here, gold-tone marble tiles outline the shape of the room.
6. Reclaimed Wood Floor – In an all-white bathroom, hardwood flooring can provide contrast and prevent the overall design from feeling too cold. In this bath, the simple white palette is warmed by reclaimed plank flooring.
7. Vintage-Style Bathroom Flooring – To add vintage flair to a remodeled bath, make sure your floors — whether reclaimed or new — have an old-fashioned feel. In this bath, the mosaic-tile flooring plays off the nostalgic charm of the reproduction claw-foot tub.
8. Natural Bathroom Flooring – Natural materials can add a masculine, earthy feel to baths. Here, dark slate flooring makes the crisp white tub and sink (not shown) pop. River stones are used in the shower and as a border around the freestanding tub to designate wet floor space.
9. Hexagonal Tile Flooring – For design continuity throughout your home, consider matching flooring or other major elements in all of your bathrooms. In this remodeled bath, the homeowners chose new, unglazed hexagonal mosaic tiles to match those used in the home’s other baths.
10. Slate Tile Flooring – For a rugged retreat, consider using natural materials like the earthy, textured slate used here.
11. Light-Reflecting Marble Flooring – Opulent marble flooring can reflect light to help illuminate a regal master bath. Here, marble floors and other surfaces help make the showstopping space appear much larger than it is.
12. Light Marble Bathroom Floor – A light, polished floor can effectively offset rich wood cabinets, making a strong design statement as in this master bath.
13. Carrara Marble Floor – Light-colored marble creates the illusion of more space in a small bath. In this bath, carrara marble, chosen for its heat conduction, fits the white scheme and blankets the floor.
14. Woven-Look Bathroom Floor – Use a classic, simple floor pattern to add texture to a vintage bathroom. This playful pattern gives the illusion of depth.
15. Herringbone Tile Flooring – Mix a classic pattern with large tiles for a slightly formal look. This heated floor with variegated marble tiles arranged in a herringbone pattern serves as the bath’s traction-conscious foundation.
16. Floor with Angled Limestone Tiles – Simply changing the angle at which tiles are laid can make a big design impact. To visually broaden the narrow corridor, these limestone field tiles were laid on the floor on the diagonal within a tile border.
17. Small Floor Tiles – To draw attention to the floor in a simply designed bath, lay small floor tiles like these that deserve a second look.
18. Salvaged Wood Flooring – Architectural salvage yards are great suppliers of vintage flooring. Internet auction sites can turn up gems, too. Search under such listings as “architectural salvage,” “demolition contractors,” or “building materials.” In this bath, vintage charm comes in the form of antique random-width wood flooring salvaged from a local barn.
19. Bathroom Floor with Glass Tiles – Contrast floor tile with other bathroom surfaces to add interest. Here, translucent glass tiles calm the room and contrast with the white cabinetry.
20. Sensuous Surface – Pebbled-tile flooring blends in with the soft yellow limestone shower walls and vanity counter but makes a statement with its unique texture. The pebbled tile pampers as it massages feet, adding to the spa-like feel of the bathroom.
21. Pleasant Pine – Vintage-look heart-pine planks anchor this bathroom and lend a warm, cozy feel to the space. If you’re using wood flooring in the bathroom, be sure to select a urethane finish — preferably two coats of moisture-cured urethane — for it. Even with a top-quality finish to protect wood flooring, standing water can still cause damage. Be sure to place rugs in front of sinks, tubs, and showers.
22. Oceanlike Floor – Translucent glass tiles in watery blues and greens line this bathroom floor and mimic the look of an ocean. The colorful floor pops against the white furniture-style vanities and beaded-board surround. Glass tile is a popular flooring material because their color and design possibilities are endless. Plus, glass tiles are most often sold as 1- or 2-inch squares or pebblelike mosaics on mesh-backed sheets, making installation quick and easy.
23. Mediterranean Style – Colorful ceramic tile makes a dramatic statement in this master bath, bringing bold, Mediterranean flair into the space. In the center of the room, an intricate pattern of hand-colored tiles form a “rug” that breaks up the expanse of teal tile to become the focal point. Ceramic tile is always a smart choice for rooms with water. Ceramic tile is extremely durable: It’s water-, stain-, and wear-resistant, and it’s easy to care for. You can find ceramic tile in an array of colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes.
24. Lovely Limestone – Limestone tile covers the floor and lends a natural, timeless look to this master bath retreat. The large tile helps to visually enlarge the room. The limestone on the floor and counters balances the warmth of the darker finishes in the room and keeps the space light and bright. Stone and ceramic tiles are typically cool underfoot. To avoid cold floors, install radiant heat below. These systems typically consist of hydronic tubes or electrical cables installed between the subfloor and finished floor. If those systems are beyond your budget, add rugs with nonslip backing to keep feet warm.
25. Exotic Elements – Inspired by a trip to Asia, the homeowners of this master bath wanted to create a restful retreat with strong natural connections. That vision included the flooring materials and design. Lines of earthy-brown ceramic floor tile are interrupted by a river of stones that runs throughout the bathroom and into the shower area. The stones are smooth and slip-resistant underfoot, and they give the space an exotic edge.
26. Salvaged Materials – Old roof-sheathing planks — discovered during the renovation of a 1860s home — were repurposed and used for character-rich bathroom flooring. If you’re purchasing flooring made from salvaged wood, look for companies promoting “vintage hardwoods” and “reclaimed wood flooring.”
27. Classic Colors – Black-and-white hexagonal mosaic tile flooring makes for a fine-looking foundation in this small bathroom. The flooring adds vintage appeal to the room, a nod to the 1920s roots of the house.
28. Marvelous in Marble – Italian marble tiles of varying sizes add visual interest to this elegant master bathroom. The marble floors are heated to provide comfort underfoot year-round. Marble makes for gorgeous flooring, but before you buy, consider this: Marble is a porous stone that scratches easily. You’ll need to seal marble flooring periodically. When cleaning, use a mild product suitable for marble — nothing containing vinegar, lemon juice, or other acids.
29. Stone Substitute – Concrete flooring mimics the look of stone — at a lower cost — and maintains the simple, Asian-style look and feel of this bathroom.
Concrete flooring can be stamped or stained to fit any bathroom style, making it an extremely versatile flooring option. If you choose concrete flooring, remember that it must be sealed to prevent stain absorption.
30. Versatile Vinyl – Vinyl flooring mimics the look of ceramic tile as well as sand in this spa-like master bathroom. The gray diamond-shape “inlays” match the concrete countertop, creating a more cohesive look. Vinyl flooring comes in a variety of good looks, including woven patterns, graphic designs, and realistic surface textures that can stand in for stone, tile, or wood. You’ll also get high performance at a great value.
31. Repurposed Planks – The homeowners of this bathroom wanted to incorporate as many natural materials and elements as they could. For the floors, they chose gorgeous eucalyptus planks — reclaimed from boxcars in Australia — that follow the trend of bringing the outside in. The rich planks also reflect light and reinforce the room’s airy look and feel.
32. Vintage Appeal – A claw-foot tub and black and white carrara marble floor tiles arranged in a checkerboard pattern respect the home’s Victorian roots. Though the bathroom is filled with modern conveniences — such as dual vanities, tilting mirrors, a luxurious shower — the tub and flooring preserve the vintage appeal of the room.
33. Faux Floor Rug – In this bathroom, an Art Deco-inspired mosaic tile “rug” was strategically placed in front of the vanity to break up an expanse of marble flooring and provide interest underfoot. An in-floor heating system ensures feet stay warm and comfortable.
34. Soothing Shades – Tumbled-limestone tiles in cool gray-blue hues pave this bathroom floor and set the tone for a masculine look and feel. The cherry cabinets balance the tile flooring and bring out the varying texture and color of the tiles.
35. Painted Planks – To give this bathroom a traditional, timeworn look, the homeowners chose beaded board, marble counters, and rustic flooring. The 6-inch-wide pine floor planks were painted with white deck paint. This was done to reinforce the room’s simple, clean color palette and airy ambience.
36. Gold Rush – Set within an expanse of beige marble tile, bands of mosaic glass tiles bring rich gold tints and texture to this bathroom floor. The mosaic tiles also boast closely spaced grout lines, which promotes slip resistance. Together, the marble and glass tiles reflect light, keeping the small bathroom bright.