Chic and stylish bathroom flooring ideas - timber, tiles, marble and more

Bathroom flooring ideas that will give your room a gorgeous grounding

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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.

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. 

Original floorboards not so good? A lick of paint can transformative qualities.

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. Or how about an elegant parquet? 

There's poured concrete, vinyl, and a plethora of tile styles, from wood-effect porcelain to cement encaustic or patterned ceramic. 

Plain, painted or patterned? We've rounded up some of our favourite bathroom flooring ideas for bathrooms that are large or small to get you off on the right, ahem, foot...

MARBLE TILES

Large scale marble tiles create a seamless connection from the floor to the dramatic centrepiece in this bathroom for cohesive calm and luxe looks. 

Clyde bath, Clyde vanities and Pelham brassware, all from Porter Bathrooms.

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LUXURY VINYL TILES

Luxury vinyl tiles, or LVT for short, replicate the look of natural wood and stone, and according to manufacturer, Amtico, are more hardwearing and easier to care for. 

LVT is also water-resistant, so it’s great for the bathroom, as the flooring has to withstand steam, moisture and splashes. Amtico’s LVT is also compatible with underfloor heating (which many now want in their bathroom to help it dry faster).

Get the look Coal grained parquet, from £55 per sq m, Amtico.

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WOOD-EFFECT PORCELAIN TILES

Love the idea of wood but worry about water and warping? Go for a wood-effect porcelain tile instead. It's easy to maintain and you won't have to worry about splashes.

Get the look Kayman, from £82 per sq m, Stone & Ceramic Warehouse. 

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HEXAGONAL TILES

There's no denying the graphic effect of using the same tiles on the wall and floor, particularly these gorgeous white hexagonal tiles teamed with dark grey grout.

Get the look Kromatika tiles, Tile Mountain.

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(Image credit: Tile Mountain)

REAL STONE

100% natural stone pairs particularly well with the pale pastel and warm blush tones incorporated into this bathroom. Complemented by gold brassware and an eye-catching countertop basin, this Lundhs Royal natural stone ties the entire scheme together in a cohesive and elegant manner.

Get the look Lundhs Royal Real Stone, from £680 per sq m, Lundhs.

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ALL OUT PATTERN

These striking Lily Pad tiles have been known to have a wait list, such is their popularity. They can be laid in a typical lily pad or dandelion style. The original encaustic tile design is now also available as a porcelain version. 

Get the look Ca' Pietra Lily Pad porcelain tile in Peacock, from £69.12 per sq m, Real Stone & Tile.

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(Image credit: Ca'Pietra at Real Stone & Tile)

WOODEN BOARDS

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.

TERRAZZO TILES

Love the look of terrazzo but don't want the faff of having the real thing? Terrazzo tiles are a cool and convenient alternative. 

Get the look Terrazzo tiles, from Otto Tiles.

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(Image credit: Otto Tiles)

ORIGINAL FLOORBOARDS

Ok so it's a bedroom, but this elegant bath looks gorgeous against the original Victorian floorboards and the simple rug installed beneath looks far more beautiful than a regular bath mat and prevents minor splashes from making the floor wet. 

Get the look find similar baths at B C Designs.

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(Image credit: Paul Massey)

TERRAZZO 

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 look The 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.

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 look The bath and tap are from CP Hart.

SLATTED BOARDS

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 thedecktileco.co.uk 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.

MIX IT UP

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 BASE

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 PLANKS

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.

FLAG STONES

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.

ENGINEERED TIMBER

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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