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    Alternatives for DIY bathroom flooring

    Published on 23 January 2012, Monday, 6:35 AM

    For those looking to step away from ceramic tiles or vinyl and experiment with the flooring in their bathroom, a range of options are on offer.

    Glass tiles are becoming an increasingly popular option on the DIY bathroom market, with a wide variety of colour variations, textures, sizes and shapes available.

    They can be incorporated on all bathroom surfaces that require tiling, including walls, splashbacks and floors.

    Those concerned with the environment might also be happy to learn that the glass used comes from recycled bottles, jars and other discarded materials.

    Bamboo and cork are other popular "green" options, offering a durable and appealing option. Resistant to moisture, both products can help prevent mould, mildew and bacteria.

    Wooden flooring is also being welcomed into the bathroom. A popular choice throughout the rest of the house, the material is able to be used in wet areas and is often a solution for those renovating older-style homes.

    While hardwood floors can be refinished and resealed, they do require some extra attention - such as applying varnish and ensuring that water is dried off the surface rather than being allowed to sit.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.