8 stylish bathroom flooring ideas chosen by interior designers

Interior designers Katie Scott and Lucy Sargent tell us their top four picks for fab bathroom flooring. Here’s how to style and shop each look

8 stylish bathroom flooring ideas chosen by interior designers

Our first interior designer is Katie Scott from Caro Design. She rounds up her four favourite bathroom flooring options, which are practical, stylish and can completely transform a space. Discover why Katie loves these flooring styles and find out what one could be the right fit for your home.

1. Herringbone planks

I love herringbone wooden floors as this classic look can also feel contemporary. Wood isn’t ideal for wet areas such as the shower, but it’s lovely for more general parts of the bathroom. Chevron flooring has a luxe look and, if paired with marble, you get a glam, sophisticated look; if paired with concrete, you get a nice mix of luxe and industrial. If you can’t have real timber due to your floor area, there are some really good timber-look tiles available.

2. Terrazzo floors

Being heavily influenced by mid-century European style and industrial design, I love terrazzo floors and walls. There are so many options in terms of colour mixes, they add a very cool feature and feel great under the feet. Go bold with this look but make sure the rest of your bathroom is clean and simple to allow the terrazzo to shine.

3. Concrete or concrete-look 

Concrete looks great when matched with luxurious finishes such as marble – I love the contrast of the two opposite surfaces. A concrete grey palette can also be a good base if you want to use coloured tapware as it goes with everything, especially brass or warmer metals.

4. Timber slat shower floor

Instead of choosing a single floor colour and texture for your whole bathroom, timber slats in the shower are a nice way to define this particular area. Timber feels great under the feet, is softer than tile and works really well when mixed with whites and greys.

Lucy Sargent from Pocketspace Interiors is our second interior designer sharing her four top flooring picks. Scroll to find out her her favourite tile styles.

5. Charred wood tile

We have been seeing quite a bit of charred-look timber coming through in the flooring industry so I love that fact that there is now a tile option to match. This tile has such an interesting texture and the plank shape would help to elongate a small bathroom. I can just picture this with a beautiful crisp white wall tile and matte black tapware to make a real statement.

6. Dark tile 

The natural stone look of this porcelain tile is stunning. There’s enough variation in the pattern to give a natural look and the dark charcoal colour highlights all those different textures. This tile could create an ultra-moody master ensuite with a bit of a masculine twist; you could even put this tile on the walls as well. Combined with some aged bronze tapware, this look would create the ultimate sanctuary for adults to escape to.

7. Terrazzo tile

There are a lot of people out there who love a really crisp, all-white bathroom. I normally steer clients away from a white floor tile because it shows up so much dirt and bits of fluff or hair, but I think this terrazzo tile (above) could be the perfect solution. The subtle texture of the stone coming through isn’t overwhelming, is perfect for people who don’t like pattern, and would help to hide any dirt. And it doesn’t hurt that terrazzo is very on trend at the moment!

8. Concrete tile

Exposed concrete is so simple and has a lovely neutral tone that goes with everything. If you want to do a tiled feature wall, I would recommend going for something a little plainer on the floor such as the Kierrastone grey tile from Tile Max, so the space doesn’t feel too busy. Although at 450mm square it’s smaller than I would normally recommend, it could be a great choice for a small bathroom and the matte finish is non-slip, too.

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Interior designers: Katie Scott and Lucy Sargent.

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