Wood Floors in the Bathroom

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My house was built in 1904 and when we restored it 6 years ago, we kept as much of the original architecture as we could. This included all of the heart pine flooring.  Since we were on a tight budget, we decided to keep the room's original footprint and work with the wood floors that were already in place.




Sorry these photos are not styled (which will be even more obvious after you view the images below). We have since added the glass doors to the built-in cabinet over the tub.

Yes, I was a little worried about having wood floors in my bathroom because of all of the moisture and splashing concerns, but I have to say the floors have held up beautifully and I haven't had a single problem with them. They're also a little warmer and softer on your feet than tile or marble.  

More images for those of you who are not convinced...







Wood floors in the bathroom.  Holla.

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32 comments:

Noelle at Gray Paint Decor said...

Your bathroom looks lovely! Glad to hear the floors have held up. We're thinking to do wood in the kitchen so your experience is heartening ;)

Jessie said...

Beautiful bathroom images. Lovely blog, by the way, now following. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Fran said...

Oh, I am convinced and I love your bathroom! I love the warmth wooden floors bring to the space! I tried convincing my husband, but he's very practical and was worried about water spillage, etc. In our next house, I will fight for wooden floors!

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Holla!! Beautiful images. Love wood floors in the bathroom. They create such a rustic and warm feel. Hope you are doing well!

Interior Design Musings said...

You had me at Hello! Love love love hardwood in the bathroom. M.

The Remnant Room said...

I would take heart pine flooring anytime, anywhere! They add such character! Love your bathroom!
Have a great day.
Paula

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

I love wood floors in bathrooms too...and actually also kitchens-- but my husband worries about the whole water issue! We may end up going with tile-- but you made a great case for wood flooring! Take care, Caroline

anita said...

Yes!! I love your wood floors -- and your whole bathroom.

Jenna Lee said...

I love wood floors too! My parents house is all wood floors except the bedrooms and bath but I wish that it all was wood. Its so beautiful

Rene said...

Love wooden floors in the bathroom. They add a bit of warmth to the tile and porcelain. Lovely images Kim!

kayce hughes said...

I love wood floors in a bathroom. we usually do cork which is also warmer.

Ashley said...

They are beautiful, Kim. What a treasure to be able to keep the original flooring! These images are going in my inspiration folder for the future, for sure.

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Beautiful bathroom. In my opinion wood floors work in any room, I love them! Heart pine floors are especially lovely, they are so full of character.

Simple Dwellings said...

You have a beautiful bathroom! Thanks so much for letting us know you love wood floors in the bathroom! I'm so glad they have held up, because that's exactly what I want to do in ours!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I love the idea and I think you're probably right, warmer underfoot. I love the look. Marble is so slippery so I'm not a fan of that.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I have no problem with wood floors in the bathroom. I think they look beautiful!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

I love wood floors throughout (including bathrooms and kitchens)!

Melissa @ Rooms said...

I'm convinced. Looks Beautiful!

classic • casual • home said...

I love the photo of you in that awesome mirror. This is so stunning! I know about saving money by keeping the footprint (especially the location of the toilet). Great job.

classic • casual • home said...

Wait? Who was that in the mirror? I am more worried about wood in bathrooms. What do you think?

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I have always loved the look but always worried about the practicality. Hearing your approval makes me want them even more someday!

I've seen some spaces that do a little tile rug around the tub and wood elsewhere. That probably helps the splashing issue.

Cat said...

You had me at wood floors...in an entry way, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom...I just love wood floors :)

xx Cat brideblu

ps. your bathroom is pure amazingness!

Leah said...

Oh I love wood floors, I think they would be great in a bathroom, so warm.

Luvs!

Leah said...

Oh I love wood floors, I think they would be great in a bathroom, so warm.

Luvs!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Oh yes, wood floors anywhere are amazing. Kitchen, bath, wherever: I'll take 'em!

InteriorGroupie said...

They look amazing! Glad to hear it's not a problem, but a highlight!

Kendall said...

I'm a big fan of wood floors anywhere. :)

Hyphen Interiors said...

Your bathroom is gorgeous! We've had wood floors in a bathroom before and loved it. We had no problems with them.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

I think wood in the bath sounds great. I actually want to put engineered hardwood in my boys bath - they can be a little crazy with the water! I really dislike grout so I'd like to do away with it wherever I possibly can. You have such a nice bath!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

We have would flooring in our kitchen and its already ruined I could imagine how bad our bathroom would be. I think we are just a bit more careless. Good thing we went with tile in our new one! Yours look pretty. Then again im sure your family is not as destructive as we are!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love wood floors, too, Kim. I would love to have them in my kitchen or bathroom. Water is probably a main concern to a lot of people, but unless you're a real slob with water getting all over your floors, I would think it holds up fine. Next house! : )

Mrs. Chic said...

I LOVE your wood floors in the bathroom - so pretty!