Die besten Ideen für den perfekten Badezimmer Bodenbelag

The best ideas for the perfect bathroom flooring

In recent years and decades, the more pragmatically furnished and designed bathrooms in our houses and apartments have increasingly developed into an attractive living space. People enjoy spending time here, doing something good for themselves and ensuring relaxation and well-being.


It's no wonder that in the course of this development, the demands placed on the floor in the bathroom have also changed significantly. Tiles, whether in boring white or in sometimes unspeakable colors and patterns, have had their day. Instead, we are always finding new ideas for the bathroom floor. In this article we provide information about the various trends and options for bathroom floors without tiles. We will take a closer look at the new option of wooden floors in the bathroom.



Bathroom floor: The alternatives to tiles

The bathroom floor has to withstand a lot. This is mainly due to the high humidity in this room and of course also to the direct contact with water. Just think of a child's skipped bath, the water marks you leave everywhere after you get out of the shower, or the splashes of water that hit the floor around the sink. A sensitive floor is not suitable for your bathroom under these circumstances. For one thing, it quickly becomes unsightly. On the other hand, water can penetrate through it into the deeper layers of the floor structure. The consequences would then be, for example, mold formation and structural damage.


So it's no wonder that conventional tiled floors have established themselves as a simple solution for a long time. The material can seal the bathroom floor and prevent damage from water penetration. But which alternatives to tiles have similarly good properties and also appear much more homely and comfortable? Here is an overview of the most common alternatives.


Vinyl as floor covering in the bathroom

Solid vinyl is made from a water-repellent plastic and is therefore suitable for bathroom floors. It is available in a wide range of colors and patterns and can be easily applied to existing floors. Vinyl in the bathroom is glued to the surface over the entire surface. In addition, the wall connections are sealed with silicone.


Linoleum bathroom floors

Linoleum is an interesting natural product. It consists of natural resins, linseed oil, wood flour and cork powder and is particularly robust and easy to care for. Linoleum is effective against bacteria and fungi and is fully bonded to the surface. It is very important that the material is well jointed, otherwise moisture can penetrate into the substrate. The linoleum for bathroom floors is available in many different colors and patterns.


Cork as an alternative to tiles in the bathroom

Cork is also a suitable alternative material to tiles in the bathroom. However, it should be noted that cork is, on the one hand, glued over the entire surface and laid seamlessly and, on the other hand, must be sealed with water-based varnish. This is the only way cork is protected from moisture and moisture. Cork floor coverings are made from the bark of the cork oak. It is therefore a purely natural product.


Rubber as a bathroom floor

Natural rubber also offers a good alternative to tiles in the bathroom. It is a natural and renewable raw material, which makes it sustainable. Rubber is non-slip and very durable. Full-surface bonding is also required here. In addition, the edges and joints must be carefully protected from moisture.


Stone carpets or pebble mosaics

Individualists will find stone carpets or pebble mosaics a particularly personal way to design the bathroom floor. Stone carpets are made of small pebbles and synthetic resin. The mixture is applied to the floor in liquid form and hardens seamlessly. Pebble mosaics are delivered already arranged on mats and are therefore very easy to lay.


Exposed screed or concrete in the bathroom

If you value a minimalist room concept in the bathroom, you should take a look at floors made of concrete or exposed screed. The surfaces can be painted or colored. In addition, a coating with polymers or wax ensures that no moisture can penetrate.


Natural stone for luxurious bathrooms

A particularly elegant option for designing modern and elegant bathroom floors is the use of natural stone. Slate, granite and marble are particularly popular here. Natural stone has an open-pored surface. This means that it tolerates high humidity as well as fluctuations in temperature.


Wooden floor for bathrooms

A very special type of floor design in the bathroom is a wooden floor for the bathroom. Of course, a floor made of wood looks particularly high-quality and elegant. At the same time, it creates a comfortable atmosphere and a very pleasant walking experience.

Unfortunately, a conventional wooden floor is not really suitable in a damp room. After all, wood, a natural material, is very sensitive to moisture, moisture and high temperature fluctuations. A wooden floor in the bathroom would initially swell under the influence of moisture and then shrink again as it dries. Both lead to the soil changing significantly. The surface becomes unsightly. Larger gaps and unevenness form and as a result, moisture can penetrate more and more freely into the material and the subsurface.


With marinaflexx® – the newly developed waterproof parquet floor, you no longer have to go without natural, stylish wood in your bathroom.

marinaflexx bathroom wooden floor

This is a newly developed, waterproof parquet floor that is just as suitable for all damp rooms as it is for heavily used rooms.


A double-acting system is used for waterproof parquet flooring. On the one hand, the individual panels, which are sustainably manufactured from local wood in Austria, are already sanded and oiled at the factory and are therefore waterproof. At the same time, the oak top layer feels very pleasant and conveys a natural and warming feeling. In addition, marinaflexx® floors are slip-resistant, which significantly increases safety in wet rooms.

On the other hand, marinaflexx® works with a special rubber joint . This joint sits between the individual panels and turns the floor into a seamless parquet floor. Any possible swelling and shrinkage of the wood is absorbed by the elastic joint and thus prevents moisture from penetrating the floor.

By the way, the joint originally comes from shipbuilding. This is clear at first glance, because wooden floors from marinaflexx® convey a maritime character.


Even maintaining the waterproof parquet floor is incredibly easy. The seamless surface makes cleaning much easier than with conventional floor coverings with joints such as tiled floors.

After installation, the floor only needs one maintenance oil treatment . You can then proceed to simple, normal cleaning and care applications.


Anyone who values ​​a bathroom that is as comfortable as it is stylish and elegant will find marinaflexx® oak floors an excellent solution. In addition, the wooden floor is also suitable for kitchens, wellness areas, entrances, commercial areas and of course also for all living spaces.

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