Wooden bathroom floor
A nice long bath or a quick shower? You like to make the bathroom cosy too. After all, it's the place where you start and end your day. But is wood and moisture a good combination? If you follow these 3 steps, you will be fine.
— Choose the right wooden flooring
Everything starts with selecting your wooden floor. Of course, your favourite interior style plays a significant part. To integrate multilayer wooden flooring in a sustainable way in a humid room like the bathroom, take these rules of thumb into consideration:
- Multilayer wooden flooring is more stable than solid wood flooring and, due to its construction, is more resistant to moisture.
- Deeply structured floors, such as Lalegno's cleaved Barn collection, are less suitable, as soap and water residues stick to them more easily and can cause stains over time. So opt for a smooth floor or parquet with a light brushing.
- Planks without a groove or with a micro-bevel prevent water from remaining between the joints
— Go for a professional installation
Installing wooden flooring according to the rules of the art is no walk in the park. That is why it is a good idea to get an experienced wooden flooring installer to do it. He will take specific points of attention into account, such as the right glue and special sealant, the appropriate expansion joints and a waterproof seal of all joints.
— Ensure good humidity
A bathroom is a humid room and that is totally OK for your wooden floor, as long as you keep that humidity under control. Sounds complex? Don't worry, with these handy tips you can create good humidity and a nice environment for your wooden floor:
- Combine your wooden floor with ceramic tiles or put a water-resistant rug in front of the bathtub or shower.
- Immediately remove water splashes and never leave wet bath rugs or towels on your wooden floor.
- Regularly treat your wooden floor with the water-resistant coating Unicare X-Matt.
- With a high-quality ventilation system, you keep it pleasant and healthy, for your floor and yourself.