We recommend picking bathroom flooring that is resilient against moisture and humidity. The best bathroom flooring materials include luxury vinyl, tile, and stone. While many homeowners appreciate the natural aesthetic of hardwood floors, they don’t belong in bathrooms. Since hardwood is a natural material, it expands and contracts with changing humidity levels.
This means that every time someone takes a shower, the steam and increased humidity will cause the floorboards to swell. Hardwood floors are also vulnerable to water damage. Carpeting should also never be installed in bathrooms because they are susceptible to mold and mildew in humid conditions.