Bathroom Decorating Tips: Is luxury vinyl flooring a good fit?

Bathroom Decorating Tips: Is luxury vinyl flooring a good fit?

Luxury vinyl is a practical and attractive floor covering, and the best brands are waterproof. In addition, this tough abrasion and stain-resistant floor covering is child-and pet-friendly. In short, it's hard to damage luxury vinyl. Furthermore, luxury vinyl can fit into any bathroom design plan because of its upscale wood or tile look and easy-care surface. Mal Elfman's of Waltham offers a large selection of the latest luxury vinyl styles. You can shop in-store in Waltham, Massachusetts, or at home.

Synthetic material

The most popular luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile styles mimic stone and wood. LVP and LVT are composed of four layers: backing, core, image, and wear. The transparent wear layer protects the realistic high-tech image layer. Likewise, the backing layer protects the core layer. When the wear layer becomes worn down, the flooring must be replaced. Therefore, it’s prudent to choose a brand with a thick surface layer. A 20-mil thickness is ideal for a bathroom.


LVP and LVT are available in glue-down and floating floor brands. Flooring designed to connect and hover over the subfloor needs no attachment to the material beneath it. Therefore, planks or tiles can be installed over an existing bathroom floor or a cement slab. Underlayment, or padding, is placed beneath the flooring to enhance performance. Be sure to choose waterproof luxury vinyl. It tolerates standing water, so it's perfect for a bathroom.

Stop by for luxury vinyl flooring and more

Family-owned Mal Elfman's of Waltham was established in 1907, so we've been satisfying flooring needs in the Greater Boston area for over 100 years. Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline are located in our service area. We offer design consultation, area rug binding, flooring, and subfloor repair, along with free estimates and residential and commercial installation. Please browse through our online catalog, use our mobile showroom service, or stop by our store to begin your bathroom floor upgrade.