Choosing the right type of flooring for your bathroom can present a few problems as there are quite a few different floor coverings available, and all have their advantages and disadvantages.
We have details on the main types of flooring used in bathrooms
Each page lists the pros and cons of that particular floor covering. There are also links, where available, to online sorurces of the relevant products.
It is also possible to leave a bathroom floor uncovered (if you have floorboards) This gives the most authentic look in a period style bathroom and can prove to be quite cheap . They are also relatively warm underfoot - but there are a few things to take into consideration. The downsides are: the boards will need to be thoroughly sanded before sealing; they will need to be sealed or varnished; they can let draughts through; they can be slippery when wet; spilled water can leak down to the ceiling below; they require maintenance to keep them looking good.