Would You Put Wood Floors in Your Bathrooms?

If it were up to me, I'd have wood floors everywhere. We did discuss—albeit briefly—putting wood in our full bath when we remodeled it  a few years back. The discussion when something like this:

Me: It would look beautiful.

Him: Yeah, but think about potential water damage.

Me: You're right. 

See? Brief. In the end, we chose tile.

In the makeover featured here, the owners were more courageous (or quixotic, depending on your viewpoint). The rich, brown flooring they chose to install, coupled with the serene blue on the walls, gives the bathroom a 'spa' feel without being pretentious. Gorgeous, yes, but  would you have the guts to put a wooden floor in you bathroom? Or do you fall in the 'impractical' column?

Read more about the makeover at here.

Before and After: Remodeling Your Bathroom [Scottsdale Home Decor]

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Jennie on Feb 07, 2016:

I agree with the other comments. That is tile, not wood. We just put the same thing in our bathroom, and it looks just like that. It makes me feel good though knowing that it is hard to tell the difference!

Mandy on Jan 12, 2016:

What is the paint color of the walls?

adriana on Oct 17, 2015:

What color is the paint they used on the walls Does anyone have any idea

Ronald Cugley on Jan 16, 2014:

I really like the wood floors. The Bathroom is a very important room of any home. If it renovates properly will add value to your home.

Cattie on Nov 04, 2013:

Love the wood floors! I have been thinking about replacing our horrible little penny tile floor (impossible to keep clean!) with wood for some time now and I'm leaning more and more towards yes. Love how much warmer and cozier the "after" picture is. Off to do some research! 

Jesse on Nov 04, 2013:

Ugh - it deleted my comment because I got the captcha wrong!! Anyway, I was saying, did the owner say this was wood? It looks a lot like tile that looks like wood. They sell so many now, we put some in our entryway and people think it's wood all the time.  Check it out: http://ninered.blogspot.com/2013/01/tile-entryway-project-part-2-of-2.html

Jesse on Nov 04, 2013:

Did the owner say it was wood? because this looks really similar to the wood-look tile that they sell now. We put some in an entryway and people think it's wood all the time! Here's a link: http://ninered.blogspot.com/2013/01/tile-entryway-project-part-2-of-2.html

Fairlady on Oct 28, 2013:

(I liked the clean lines of the window shade in the BEFORE better than the curtain in the AFTER).  As for the flooring, I've had wood in a bath and it looked good for about three years (no children at home) but near the tub and toilet it started showing a little lifting/warping so I had it replaced with tile.  

Libby on Oct 28, 2013:

We put some beautiful laminate flooring in our bathroom that looks so much like real wood that we felt we achieved the warm look of wood...but without the chance of water damage.

Libby on Oct 28, 2013:

We put some beautiful laminate flooring in our bathroom that looks so much like real wood that we felt we achieved the warm look of wood...but without the chance of water damage.

kathny on Oct 28, 2013:

We had pulled up the vinyl flooring and refinished the wood floors in our guest bathroom in our last house. Since the room was rarely used for bathing it worked out fine, but if it was our main bathroom I would never have done it. My sister had wood flooring in her bathroom and it looked terrible after about a year.

Kirsten on Oct 28, 2013:

There are long wide tiles that resemble wood planks beautifully, I would recommend that over wood floors in a bathroom :)

Kirsten Haeber

Stacey on Oct 28, 2013:

My in-laws have an Armstrong peel-and-stick faux wood flooring in their bathroom, and it looks AMAZING.  It looks a lot like the flooring in that after photo, but it's made to handle wet areas.  With 2 sloppy young kids, I would absolutely go the faux-wood route.

Cammie on Oct 28, 2013:

I love wood, but with my 3 boys they destroyed our last wood floor. In our new house we installed a faux-wood tile and I had that put in my bathroom. I LOVE everything about it. The spaceing around each plank of wood in the picture makes me wonder if that is faux-wood tile too.

Kristina I on Oct 28, 2013:

The previous owners of our house installed wood floors in our main floor bathroom. One year of nightly toddler baths was enough to cause water damage. I do not recommend wood in bathrooms used by kids!

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