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Finding the ideal floor coverings for a Rustic Bathroom or Kitchen

For many clients, picking the perfect floor covering for a bathroom is as simple as looking for the best investment that will provide years of loyal service. However, for some consumers, finding the ideal flooring option that adheres to their interior design is just as important, so knowing the ins and outs of today’s most popular home design styles could prove to be invaluable in your sales pitch. The rustic decorative scheme is one that has remained popular, and it embraces light and airy furnishings, as well as blurring the lines between nature and the indoors. Here are a few flooring types that could be tailor-made to your clients’ design plans.

Porcelain Tile that looks like wood is a great choice for a Rustic Look with a versatile product.

Porcelain Tile that looks like wood is a great choice for a “Rustic Look” with a versatile product.

Wood grain vinyl flooring
Hardwood flooring is usually among the top choices for homeowners working with a rustic aesthetic, but hardwoods are not the ideal option for bathrooms. Your clients can replicate the look of wood flooring with ease by utilizing wood grain vinyl flooring. This floor covering has all the attractive wood grains and textures that you’ll find with hardwoods but is far more moisture and scratch-resistant, making it ideal for bathrooms. In addition, many of these vinyl floors come in sheets that can be custom-cut to fit the dimensions of the client’s space, which means that the installation process can be completed rather quickly and your clients’ bathroom can come together in an afternoon.

Vinyl is a very durable product and today's digital imaging gives you a very realistic look.

Vinyl is a very durable product and today’s digital imaging gives you a very realistic look.

Laminate floors
Another option for clients who are looking to replicate the look of wood flooring is to opt for laminate floors. These floor coverings are among the most cost-effective products on the market and can be installed over an existing subfloor. Additionally, many of these boards snap together, making installation a breeze and ensuring a quick and easy process when replacing a floorboard in the future if needed.

Mannington Historic Oak would be an excellent choice for your Rustic Kitchen.

Mannington Historic Oak would be an excellent choice for your Rustic Kitchen.

Tile and stone floors
The old mainstay in bathrooms is tile and stone flooring, and considering the wide range of options available to your clients, they’ll be hard-pressed to find a style that won’t pair beautifully with their interior designs. Tile is one of the most durable floor coverings your clients can choose from and will require minimal maintenance to keep it looking its best. If your customers are revamping the entire bathroom, suggest a glass tile backsplash behind their bathroom vanity that will pair very well with their floor coverings and introduce more dynamic hues in the space.

Natural Stone can give you a Rustic Feel with an added bit of elegance.

Natural Stone can give you a Rustic Feel with an added bit of elegance.


When considering a product to give you an authentic looking Rustic bathroom or kitchen, consider vinyl. Below is a chart comparing CORETECplus to other commonly used products.

Vinyl will withstand the abuse everyday life throws at it

Vinyl will withstand the abuse everyday life throws at it

CORE TEC PLUS ENGINEERED VINYL PLANK FLOORING 

EXTRAORDINARY LUXURY VINYL WITH GREAT BENEFITS. AVAILABLE IN WOOD AND TILE LOOK. IT IS FAST AND EASY TO INSTALL WITHOUT NEED FOR ANY ACCLIMATION. LARGE ROOMS WITHOUT ANY TRANISTION STRIPS FOR EXPANSIONS. MINIMAL FLOOR PREPS. RESISTS WATER WITHOUT DAMAGE TO THE CORE OF THE FLOOR. STABLE, SO THERE IS NO EXPANISON OR CONTRACTION. RESISTS MOLD AND MILDEW FROM TOP AND BOTTOM. A QUIET FLOOR THAT REDUCES NOISE. WITH A CLICK SYSTEM QUITE EASY TO INSTALL WITH DROP AND LOCK GLUELESS PROFILE.

COREtec Plus represents a revolution in luxury vinyl flooring and is your #1 alternative to laminate flooring, glue down LVT, or solid locking LVT. COREtec Plus is an entirely new category of vinyl called Engineered Luxury Vinyl flooring. The patent-pending* construction of COREtec Plus features our innovative COREtec core structure, which is an extruded core made from recycled wood and bamboo dust, limestone, and virgin PVC. Since COREtec Plus is 100% waterproof, COREtec Plus floors can be installed in wet areas and will never swell when exposed to water. Because COREtec Plus is inert and dimensionally stable, it will not expand or contract and never needs expansion strips in large rooms. Each COREtec Plus plank has an attached cork underlayment for a quieter, warmer vinyl floor that is naturally resistant to odor causing mold and mildew.
COREtec Plus features the most popular looks in hardwood, stone and slate flooring and is milled with the Drop and Lock profile for the easiest glue-free installation.
*COREtec Plus is a patent-pending product exclusive to USFloors Inc.

 RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY: LIFETIME  WATERPROOF WARRANTY: LIFETIME  STRUCTURE WARRANTY: LIFETIME  COMMERCIAL WARRANTY: 10 YEARS

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY: LIFETIME
WATERPROOF WARRANTY: LIFETIME
STRUCTURE WARRANTY: LIFETIME
COMMERCIAL WARRANTY: 10 YEARS

CORETECplus has the colors and styles to give you a Rustic look with the best durability, best price and the best selection. See their selection for yourself here or stop by ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings where they have a large selection of samples to view.

At ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings we have the widest selection available in the market today. Take a look at what Mannington has to offer with it’s Adura Line:

ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings carries a full line of Mannington Adura

ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings carries a full line of Mannington Adura

Adura provides the look and elegance of wood, tile, or stone without the worry! Available in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures, and installation options, Adura delivers award-winning fashion to your home. With proprietary technology, Adura is engineered to look and feel like the real thing, easy to maintain, and is backed up by a 20 year residential/5 year light commercial warranty.

And because we know you care about the impact of the products you use in your home, Adura is FloorScore certified – which means it meets strict indoor air quality guidelines – so you can choose Adura with confidence that it’s good for your home, and your family.

Adura is the next generation of luxury vinyl, and the fastest growing category in the flooring business.

Adura is the next generation of luxury vinyl, and the fastest growing category in the flooring business.

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What Should I Do With My Bathroom ?

When you begin remodeling or designing your new bathroom or Spa, here are a few suggestions for selecting the right product that will be up to date and appealing .

Tile never goes out of style.

Natural Stone has a soft inviting feel for that Mediterranean Spa look. Travertine is one of the most common Natural Stone used. The stone is characterized by pitted holes and troughs in its surface. Although these troughs occur naturally, they suggest signs of considerable wear and tear over time. Some installers use a grout to fill the holes, whereas others leave them open — travertine can be purchased “filled” or “unfilled.” It can also be polished to a smooth, shiny finish, and comes in a variety of colors from grey to coral-red.

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Travertine comes in many shapes and sizes giving multiple options in the design of your Shower.

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Travertine with Mosaics

Mosaics make a nice accent in the shower.

Travertine Oval Bath

These 3×6 and 2×2 make nice accents around this tub surround.

Travertine comes in various sizes.

Travertine is tough against wear and tear primarily because of its construction. It’s a sedimentary stone formed in and around hot springs from calcite deposition and is then compressed over time. This type of limestone can come in a variety of colors, from ivory to coral red. Travertine is an adaptable material that can practically be used in any room, from floors to walls because of its durability and beauty.

After travertine has been installed, there are a few tips on how to maintain this stone over time. Travertine can be relatively easy to keep beautiful and scratch-free with floor mats and routine dust mopping. As long as you don’t use cleaners containing acid, your travertine floor or backsplash should look flawless for years to come.

Prosource Wholesale Floorcoverings Guide to Travertine

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Use Marble for a clean and elegant look. Marble is available in multiple sizes and coordinates well with polished porcelain. The light color of Carrara Marble creates the illusion of more space in smaller settings.

In its purest calcite form, marble takes on a creamy white hue, while marble that features hematite is known to take on a reddish tint. Other minerals, including limonite and serpentine, produce yellow and greenish hues, respectively.

Forged from limestone that was heated and pressurized in the core of the Earth’s crust, marble is one of the most luminous and visually stunning materials that you can use for your home flooring installation.

Nothing says opulence or exudes sheer lavishness like cool marble flooring throughout a home’s interior. While marble may require extra care, the unparalleled appeal of this elegant substance makes it well worth the effort. Ranking as a 4 on Moh’s scale of hardness, marble may not be as hard as diamond or quartz, but its resiliency makes it a solid flooring choice to withstand regular wear-and-tear.

Prosource Marble Guide

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For a bold rustic look a Tile that looks like Wood is great to create a relaxed casual effect.

porcelain tile bathroom

porcelain tile

For a Contemporary look use large format size porcelain tile like Porcelanosa’s Casona Cantagno, with a rectified edge this will allow a minimal grout joint allowing for a smooth flowing, seamless application.

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