15 Wood Bathroom Floors That Wow

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    Don't Be Afraid Of Wood Floors In Bathrooms

    Wood flooring in bathrooms used to be a big no-no. The high humidity would damage and warp the material, making it useless in a short amount of time. But today's hardwood is different: you can treat it and protect it and use it virtually anywhere.

    Today's bathrooms have also changed: with powerful vents and improved construction techniques, they can be kept low in humidity. This makes wood flooring possible when it wasn't before.

    Although bathroom wood floors still require careful finishing and maintenance, the style benefits are worth it. Wood is warm, stylish, and beautiful. If you're not a big fan of the cold, clinical look that's common for bathrooms, then wood will certainly suit your tastes. Hardwood floors come in different colors and styles, making it a perfect choice for a variety of decor projects.

    This retro bathroom by Interior Therapy, for example, features a reclaimed wood floor that adds to the aged style of the space. It adds warmth in contrast to the cooler grey tile and brings a wonderful balance to the whole.

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    Wood Floor In A Contemporary Powder Room

    This colorful powder room by AMW Design Studio uses wood flooring to add organic warmth to a surprisingly effective yellow croc skin wallpaper. The combinations of metal and wood, ceramic and fabric, and yellow and blue are perfectly balanced to avoid visually overwhelming the space.

    The wood floor is the secret to making this space work. By adding something natural and organic, the bathrooms looks accessible and welcoming, rather than shocking and alienating. 

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    Luxurious Bathroom With Dark Wood Flooring

    Dark, espresso-stained flooring contrasts the whiteness of this luxurious master bathroom by Tracery Interiors, and contributes to a chic Gothic style, along with the decorative screen and chandelier. High ceilings make this bathroom look expansive.

    The high gloss finish on the flooring is closer to what you would see on stone tiles. This contrasts the matte, fabric-looking wallpaper, which makes for another interesting visual effect.

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    Wood Slats In Wet Room-Style Bathroom

    This gorgeous modern bathroom by alsoCAN Architects uses a wood slat floor to seamlessly integrate a shower in a wet room-style space. The water goes between the slats to a drainage tray underneath. The medium-dark shade has an Asian feel to it, like something you'd find in a Bali spa. The rest of the design is minimal and functional, yet warm and inviting. 

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    Open-Concept Bathroom With Wood And Marble Floor

    The white oak flooring betrays the Scandinavian inspiration for this bathroom by Studio DB. This high ceiling, open-concept space is perfect for those who enjoy a quiet, relaxing time in their bath with a wonderful landscape to look at. The hex marble tile is an especially stylish touch that beautifully contrasts with the brass plumbing hardware.

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    Master Bathroom With Classic Wood Floor

    There's nothing like a traditional master bathroom with a classic, medium-tone hardwood floor. This space by Lorraine G. Vale gets everything right: the white and beige paint, the pedestal tub, the marble countertop, and the double sink. The warm, welcoming glow of a hardwood floor brings it all together to make for a relaxing space.

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    Rustic Bathroom Retro Nailed Plank Flooring

    A clawfoot tub set on a retro, nailed wood plank floor sets the tone for this rustic yet cozy bathroom by Kathryn Scott Design Studio. The roman shade and antique silver mirror add elegance to this cozy space. The darker shade of wood contrasts with the white and gray that predominate the space.

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    Eclectic Bathroom With Diamond Stained Wood Floor

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    This cool bathroom floor is made up of planks stained in diamond pattern. This might be an interesting, challenging DIY project for motivated home renovators. Designer Kasey Buick also included a few antique mirrors and traditional light fixtures to finish the look. Not all wood floors have to feature straight planks and traditional designs!

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    Bathroom With Fireplace And Matte Wood Floor

    Nothing feels more luxurious than reading a book in the tub under the light of a fireplace. This master bathroom by Carden Cunietti features not only a classic brick fireplace, but also a wonderful matte espresso wood floor that contrasts the white paint, tub, and sink. The visible veining on the marble makes for an interesting texture, too.

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    Small Bathroom With Distressed Wood Floor

    Keep your small bathroom harmonized by using the same flooring throughout, as in this space by Leivars. The distressed wood floor adds a touch of retro love, which is enhanced by the classic bevelled subway tile. 

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    Rustic Bathroom With Black Tub And Light Wood Floor

    Black tubs are not usual, but against a white painted brick wall and light wood herringbone floor, it is stunning. This bathroom by Gonterman Construction features lots of natural light and open, uncluttered space. A white roman shade provides privacy when needed.

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    Contemporary Master Bathroom With Wood Floor Pedestal

    A freestanding tub rests on two large wooden beams the same shade as the retro wooden plank flooring underneath it. The mix of old and new in this bathroom by Mark Jordan Architecture & Design is a wonderful way to add personality and style. 

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    Cute Bathroom With Green Ladder And Light Wood Floor

    Save space in a smaller bathroom by setting a tub across a corner rather than along a wall. This bathroom by Kim Lewis Designs has plenty of personality with the hanging terrarium, green ladder and light wood floor. A wood plank of the same shade serves as a tray over the tub for a book and a glass of wine.

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    Shabby Chic Bathroom With Thick Wood Plank Flooring

    This bathroom by Key Residential really adds the "chic" to "shabby chic". Think wooden plank flooring, distressed wood wall decor and freestanding tub painted to look like oxidized copper. That cool wooden separator pulls the whole together by providing privacy and adding style to the space.

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    Eclectic Powder Room With Herringbone Floor

    A kitchen cabinet is repurposed to a bathroom cabinet, along with a unique lotus flower light fixture, in this quirky design by Jennifer Bunsa. The herringbone wood floor ties everything together by recalling the cabinet and wall beams. Two rugs keep your feet warm on a cold winter morning.