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Best Cushioned Bathroom Floors

Is Rubber Bathroom Flooring a Good Option for Me?

Take a moment to think about your favorite room in the place you live. What space is the most comfortable and inviting for you? What space in your home do you most crave when you are away? A lot of people are likely thinking about bedrooms or living rooms, maybe even the back porch. What you probably don't consider is the bathroom. It's just not usually the first thing that comes to mind when you're talking luxury, coziness or solace. Perhaps it's time to reconsider.

When you really think about, a lot more time is spent in the bathroom than people truly consider. Showering, applying makeup, shaving, brushing teeth, visiting the porcelain throne, all those bathroom time activities add up. Especially for living spaces in which multiple people are sharing a single bathroom, the bathroom is often one of the most often visited rooms in the entire place. All that time spent in the bathroom means it deserves as much comfort and care as any other room.

If you find your bathroom isn't quite as inviting as you'd like it to be, or if you are designing one from scratch, the right flooring can do wonders. It may not be the first thing people notice, but a floor can actually make or break the look and feel of a bathroom. Not only are aesthetics and comfort important, but bathroom flooring needs to be able to withstand heat, moisture and foot traffic. Without the proper protection, flooring in moisture-exposed areas is at high risk of becoming damaged, warped or covered in mold and mildew.

When so many important factors are at play, how does one choose a bathroom floor that can do it all? Well, it can be tricky. Many products forego quality for looks or looks for comfort or any combination of factors. The key is to filter out those products and find the ones that provide it all, like rubber bathroom flooring from Gym Rubber by Greatmats. In addition to rubber bathroom flooring, Gym Rubber offers a variety of bathroom floors that are soft, cushiony, and dependable. Let's take a closer look at some of those options.

Slip Resistant Foam Tiles

Life Floor tiles for wet areas are one of the softest and safest bathroom flooring solutions. With a foam and rubber blend, these tiles produce both cushion and grip. These tiles are super easy to install with a ready-to-go self-adhesive. Tiles are completely waterproof, antibacterial and antifungal, which is extremely important in wet environments.

Life Floor tiles come in a multitude of styles and designs, including slate. With Life Floor slate tiles, you can achieve the elegance and beauty of stone. However, instead of being met with cold, hard, slippery surface, you will have a warm, safe, comfortable place for your toes. These soft bathroom tiles even have an ATSM fall height rating of 1 foot, which proves good cushion and safety. Life Floor tiles also come in ripple textures for extra traction and a wide variety of colors.

Life Floor tiles can be installed with a simple peel and stick process or be glued down. The adhesives are strong and long-lasting, so even with long-term exposure to moisture, tiles will not shift around. You can clean these tiles with a damp mop and household cleaners or a powerwash.

The foam rubber bathroom flooring blend is part of what makes Life Floor tiles ideal for wet ideas. That may lead some to wonder, is it possible to find pure foam tiles for use in the bathroom? The answer is yes.

Interlocking Foam Tiles

Although many foam tiles aren't necessarily designed for bathroom use, there are others that will also work in a bathroom. Interlocking EVA foam tiles, for example, are waterproof and would work fine in a bathroom.

One of the many awesome perks of interlocking foam tiles is the fact they come in a plethora of styles and colors, including a wood-grain design. If you do decide to go with an interlocking foam tile, make sure you acclimate the tile to the room before installing, as these tiles can expand with heat and humidity. Make sure to do the proper research on any given foam tile product to understand if it is suitable for a bathroom environment.

Soft PVC tiles

Soft, flexible perforated tiles made from PVC are another good-looking, safe and comfortable bathroom floor choice. For example, SoftFlex Floor Tiles from Greatmats are made of high-quality PVC with a perforated surface. Instead of pooling up into a hazardous puddle, water drains right through. These soft bathroom tiles are anti-fatigue and provide slip-resistance even when wet.

Assembling SoftFlex Floor Tiles in a bathroom is a no-brainer. With an easy hook-and-loop fastening system, installing SoftFlex Floor Tiles is as simple as a snap. SoftFlex Floor Tiles come in several different colors, from warm grey to ocean blue. If you want to get creative with the layout of your floor, you choose multiple colors and come up with a pretty pattern. PVC Tiles are super easy to clean with a damp mop and a household cleaner (avoid bleach).

Why Choose a Cushioned Bathroom Floor

There are many reasons to install a cushioned bathroom floor. Cushion provides next-level comfort to a room you spend a significant amount of time in. Further, cushion provides extra safety and comfort in a room where slipping and falling is not uncommon. Soft bathroom floors are a smart idea for the whole family, but particularly for those who are more accident prone. Plus, Gym Rubber by Greatmats makes planning for cushioned or rubber bathroom flooring a painless and affordable process.
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