Vinyl Flooring for Bathroom – Everything You Need to Know

Are you tired of messy bathroom tiles? Or you’re just planning on upgrading your bathroom to luxurious flooring? Then vinyl flooring is your answer as it’s not only a durable flooring type but adds to the aesthetics of the bathroom as well.

Vinyl is a synthetic material that’s highly popular among homeowners due to its durability, luxurious look, and water and stain-resistant properties. The flooring comes in various forms such as sheets, tiles, and planks. Moreover, vinyl flooring can be managed conveniently because it’s easy to clean.

Can you Use Vinyl Flooring in Bathrooms?

Vinyl flooring is an excellent choice for bathrooms since it’s resistant to slips and works well under humidity. The flooring type is a top recommendation of flooring and home improvement experts, thanks to its sleek look and waterproof quality.

Here are some pros and cons of using vinyl flooring in the bathroom to help you decide whether you want to invest in the flooring or not.


  • All types of vinyl flooring are water-resistant as they contain PVC. Shower without worrying about the floor retaining moisture. It withstands humidity and prevents the floor from swelling.
  • In case you’re planning on upgrading the whole house, the budget might be an issue. However, this seamless flooring not only gives you the most classic look but is also highly affordable (McGuinty, 2020).
  • It’s soft and easy to stand on for long periods (Chauncey, 2021).
  • You can walk barefoot as the antimicrobial and antifungal properties of vinyl help prevent foot infections. If you’ve diabetes, foot care through clean flooring is of utmost importance and vinyl flooring will do the work.
  • Vinyl flooring is hot and won’t feel as if you’re stepping out in the snow (Caryl, 2018). In most cases, it eliminates the need for installing heated flooring.
  • This type of flooring requires little to no maintenance. It only requires mopping or sweeping.
  • DIY installing vinyl flooring is super easy and can help you save up the labour cost (McGuinty, 2020).


  • Vinyl is non-biodegradable. Hence, it’s rarely recycled and is a burden on the environment (Melvin, 2021).
  • Vinyl flooring can’t resist punctures from sharp objects and can be damaged permanently (McGuinty, 2020).
  • It can’t resist UV radiation. So, using vinyl flooring in a bathroom with a lot of sunlight coming in would fade it quickly.

Can You Lay the Vinyl Flooring over the Existing Tiles?

You can easily lay vinyl flooring on top of existing tiles. However, scraping old tiles to put on new flooring is an exhausting and weary task. It’s not only messy but also leaves you with a lot more work at hand. Thus, adequately prepare the tiles and save yourself from the hassle.

You need to make sure that there aren’t any existing cracks or broken tiles. If there are any bumps in the tiles, the vinyl flooring won’t be smooth enough. Patch any such area and you’re all set (Lee, 2021).

Laying vinyl flooring on top of tiles will provide better insulation and a walking experience. However, the downside is the increased floor height. So, if the doors are marginally higher than the floor, you will need to cut them short.

To Wrap It Up

Vinyl flooring is an exquisite, durable, and affordable choice to breathe new life into your bathroom and spice up its aesthetics. Make sure to choose the flooring type and colours that go well with your bathroom’s texture and fixtures.


You may want to check Joe Walker’s vinyl flooring collection which features a range of styles and patterns in multiple colour choices so you can pick one that suits your needs.


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  2. Anne, Caryl. (2018) ‘10 REASONS VINYL TILE & PLANKS ARE THE BEST BATHROOM FLOORING OPTIONS’,ArchiTypes. September 06 2018. Available at (Accessed 31 March 2022)
  3. Crail, Chauncey. (2021) ‘The Major Pros and Cons of Vinyl Flooring’, Forbes. December 15 2021. Available at (Accessed 31 March 2022)
  4. Louis, Melvin. (2021) ‘5 Pros and Cons for Installing Vinyl Flooring in Bathroom’, Vinyl Flooring UK. September 09 2021. Available at (Accessed 31 March 2022)
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