Does it make a difference? Maybe it can.
When you imagine your bathroom remodel and you think of all your options, often one tends to not put much thought into the type of material that goes onto the floor of your shower – it’s usually just tile or fibreglass right?
How about changing it up a little and considering a wood slat floor? Believe it or not, it adds a very polished look to any shower and warms up the space. In fact it just gives your bathroom a whole new look of sophistication. Often used in more japanese-styled baths, wood floors can be versatile and fit into any type of bathroom/shower style.
Here is a little look book at some wooden floor shower options for your perusal:
A wood floor shower cubicle for a clean and streamlined look.
A beautiful wood-slat floor allowing water to trickle down into a pan just beneath the wooden surface so you don’t have to see the nasty drains!
For bathrooms that are more challenged for space, this solves your problem beautifully! Wood floors all around where the shower shares a cubicle with the bathtub.
We love the fish-scale tiling on this shower backdrop with the wooden floors. A lovely colour combination adding a refreshing touch to this shower space. (above)
This bathroom (below) has a wooden walkway that goes through this space surrounded by smooth stones.
Wooden floor showers also work great in outdoors by the pool area. It’s simple and easy to maintain and certainly withstands the elements! (below)
If you’re not a fan of the natural “woody” colour of wood, you can always paint your wood to match the colour scheme in your bathroom, as seen in the bathroom below, for a clean look.
One of the drawbacks of a wooden floor in a shower is that depending on the type of wood used, can be a tad slippery if constantly wet. The best types of wood to use in the shower are tropical woods, like teak, ipe or massaranduba because they naturally water-resistant (albeit a bit pricier).