Chic and stylish bathroom flooring ideas

Give your bathroom a gorgeous grounding...

Looking for some bathroom flooring ideas? Your choice of bathroom flooring is a simple way to set the right tone for your scheme and the ideal place to start. Once you know what you're drawn towards and what is feasible budget-wise, then you can start planning the rest of the room around it.

Poured concrete, resin, cement (or even stylish cement tiles), or how about an elegant parquet? Plain, painted or patterned? We've rounded up some of our favourite looks for a stylish bathroom floor to get you off on the right, ahem, foot...

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Blessed with original boards that are in good condition? Make the most of this wonderful feature with a wood stain and sealant. Alternatively, create a similar effect with reclaimed timber. Teamed with plain white walls and simple sanitary-ware you'll achieve a look that's calming and cool. Aiming for laid-back luxe? Take your timber flooring up a few notches with an eye-catching book-matched marble wall and a freestanding tub.

We've sifted through our Livingetc archives and pulled out our favourite bathroom flooring ideas that are not tiles (see bathroom floor tile inspiration here). Get inspired...

Wood floor

Textural marble is used as a statement feature when balanced against white walls and warm stained oak floorboards.

Get the Look:The freestanding Ottocento bath is by Agape. The Offcut stool is by Tom Dixon.

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Terrazzo floor

Vertical tiles accentuate height in the bathroom and a basin with an integrated towel rack helps keep the walls clutter-free. The terrazzo flooring brings an urban touch.

Get the lookThe white glazed ceramic wall tiles are from Signorino Tile Gallery in Melbourne. Fired Earth does similar tiles. This is the Pressed Glass wall light by Tom Dixon. The washbasin is by Pozzi-Ginori. CP Hart has a good range of washbasins with towel rails. The bath is by Duravit. For a shower like this, try John Lewis. For terrazzo floor tiles try Iris Ceramica.

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White washed

Tucked under the eaves of the top floor, the oval bath is a welcome sanctuary at the end of the day. Painted floorboards are a simple and stylish flooring solution.

Get the lookThe bath and tap are from CP Hart.

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Slatted floor

A slatted wood floor in this wet room feels warm under foot, and ensures all the water runs away.

Get the look: The wood floor is made from exterior decking. Try for a stylish selection. The Palermo light fittings are from Sparks Electrical. The mirror was made to measure. Any good glazier will be able to cut a shape to your design or try Dominic Schuster. The hammam towel is from Future and Found.

Divide and conquer

In this bathroom, the wet area is separated from the basins with a more resilient floor, while wood floorboards make the space feel warm and luxurious.

Get the look:The bath is a vintage find, which has been repainted. The pink curtains are from Lovely Home Idea.

Concrete flooring

Plain, concrete flooring is perfect for creating a utilitarian, rough-around-the-edges look.

Get the look:Metro tiles, Topps Tiles. Savoy sink and pedestal, Bathstore.

Parquet floor

Who says you can't have your bath on a parquet floor? We recommend using a stylish bath mat to protect the floor and keep it looking elegant.

Get the look: The Tamar bath in polished finish, Drummonds. Taps, Catchpole & Rye. Curtains in Silk Wool Pink Champagne, Fox Linton. Quilt, designed by Emma.

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Rustic stone floor

A rustic stone floor creates a country look in this family bathroom.

Get the look:The flooring is reclaimed York stone. The bath is Drummonds. The WC Throne seat is from Thomas Crapper & Co.

Poured cement

A poured floor creates a striking industrial inspired contrast against the chic marble walls. A marble-clad tub with a bespoke vanity unit is a sleek tonal combo of contemporary design.

Get the look: Try Marble City for similar stone tiles. The basin and brassware are by Aston Matthews. CP Hart is a good source of similar hardwood vanity units. The photo of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon was taken by his colleague Neil Armstrong. Bonhams holds auctions of space-age memorabilia such as this.

Dark stained floorboards

Wood looks uber chic in this sumptuous master bathroom.

Get the look: The bath is by Porcelanosa and the taps are from Vola. The chandelier is by Timothy Oulton at Harrods. João found the marble bust at Architectural Forum. The wall lights are by Buster + Punch.

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If you're unsure of which flooring to go for, a large rug can help transform the space while you decide on a tile – or makes a great alternative for rental properties.

Get the look: The bath, shower fittings and brassware are all from Edwins Bathrooms.