Kitchen and Bathroom Wood Flooring Guide
Due to the challenges of water and humidity, wood flooring is not recommended for Kitchens and Bathrooms. Even engineered hardwood, which is better at dealing with moisture and humidity than solid wood, isn’t recommended.
There are alternative types of flooring that are better suited to moisture-prone rooms such as the Bathroom, and these will save you a lot of stress in the long-term. You won’t need to worry about potential problems arising from the effect of moisture and humidity on your wood floors, or the need for ongoing maintenance.
If your heart is set on a wood floor look for the Bathroom, a compromise would be to install a Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), as this will be waterproof & slip resistant.
Things to consider
- Spills and splashes
- Lack of a moisture barrier
- Chemical staining
- High humidity
- Mould & mildew
- Other more suitable flooring types such as LVT