Bathroom - floor, countertop and backsplash

mustangmabMarch 12, 2014

Is laminate a good choice for bathroom flooring? If so is there a brand name? How high should a backsplash be underneath a framed mirror? And final question should the counter top match the backsplash or floor?

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Can't help you with your laminate question, but can tell you that the granite backsplash in my bathroom is 5" tall. However, I've seen backsplashs that are less and more than that. The counter should compliment the rest of the room, but not necessarily match.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 8:01PM
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4" backsplash is used often.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 10:15AM
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There's a recent thread, with pictures, about 4" backsplashes.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 10:34AM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Armstrong and Mannington (there are more brands) make laminates are suitable for bathroom floors. We have an Armstrong 15" tile in our guest bath. It is warm to walk on compared to porcelain or stone.

Backsplashes can be whatever you like. Distance to mirror is just a design thing. If you select tile, it will be determined by how many rows you want. Make a scale drawing to see how it will look. Placement of the mirror is important to determine what you want to see reflected.

You don't have to have everything "match".


(Edit) Be sure to check the specs to see which ones are suitable for bathrooms. Some are, some aren't.

This post was edited by Babka on Thu, Mar 13, 14 at 21:12

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 2:35PM
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if the laminate is vinyl, fine. If you're meaning wood laminate, no! If it gets wet it will swell (how badly depends on the material it is made of) and have to be replaced.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 6:38PM
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