Water Resistant Flooring Options For Your Bathroom

When it comes to choosing flooring for your bathroom renovation, it can be tough to come to a final decision. In addition to wanting your bathroom flooring to look good and complement the other chosen design finishes, it also has to stand up against water, moisture and humidity.

Porcelain and ceramic tiles are popular choices for bathroom flooring and often become the default option for many bathroom renovations. They are durable, stain resistant and waterproof, and do come in a wide variety of colours and shades. But there are many other bathroom flooring choices worth considering, including one up and coming trend setter – waterproof laminate flooring.

Best Bathroom Flooring Options To Handle Water

If you want other flooring options for your Oakville or Mississauga bathroom renovation, take a minute to read more about alternatives that just may work better for you.


Gone are the days of cheap vinyl flooring sheets with poor imitation wood or stone patterns! The luxury vinyl tile options available today are quite impressive and have experienced a resurgence in popularity. Vinyl is a great water-resistant option and is typically softer and warmer on the feet than stone or porcelain, making it worth considering for bathroom renovations designed to support aging at home.

Waterproof Laminate

Waterproof laminate flooring for bathrooms and other areas that experience a high water and moisture level is a whole separate category outside of traditional wood-based laminate. True waterproof laminate flooring is comprised entirely of plastic and is currently the fastest-growing type of flooring due to affordability, durability, stain-resistance, and ease of installation.


Cork (made from bark) is a highly renewable resource making it a great choice in support of the environment. In addition to being water resistant, it is also resistant to mold and mildew. Your bathroom contractor can add a topcoat that will help protect the floors from minor spills, but keep in mind that the floor should be resealed every few years to protect against moisture.


Bamboo is also eco-friendly and budget friendly. Go for engineered bamboo in the bathroom – the planks are extremely durable and ideal for wet environments.


Available in bright colours, this tough but soft water resistant material can be a fun and unique choice for the children or family bathroom. Opt for a textured finish with a high slip resistance rating.

Take Advantage Of The Choices

Inspired by all your options?  So are we!  domilya GROUP has more than 10 years of experience transforming homes in the Oakville and Mississauga area and takes great pride in focusing on the details that matter to you. We can take your dreams and ideas and turn them into a renovation that will make you fall in love with your home again.  Please contact us for your complimentary consultation – we’d love to work with you!