Keep it Away From High Moisture Zones
Though carpet is an unusual choice for most bathroom floors, who doesn’t like the feel of soft carpeting under their bare feet? Unfortunately as appealing as this sounds, carpeting has a tendency to hold moisture which can breed mold and mildew creating a very unhealthy and pungent smelling environment.
Over time this moisture can seep into your floor boards and cause wood rot which may invariably lead to structural damage and challenge the stability of your bath floor. Not a pretty picture.
While this may be true you still might be able to get away with putting carpet in your bathroom as long as you keep it away from high spillage areas near your tub, shower, toilet and basins.
Depending upon the size of your washroom, this doesn’t leave much space in the common everyday bathroom. If your lavatory is large enough though you can still use it in adjacent grooming or dressing areas. Just remember to use carpet with a short nap to reduce surface area for moisture absorption.
Strategically Place in Grooming Areas
Or the other alternative is to have a hard floor covering near water areas and throw rugs with non-slip backing in areas that you want that cushiony feel.
The good part is that carpet can be installed over almost any sub-floor by either tackless strips or you can glue the carpet directly to the floor. If you want an even softer feel, put a pad under the carpet to increase softness.
Of course the bad part about gluing down your carpet is that when you want to remove the carpet you will probably have a very demanding task in front of you. On the plus side decorating with area rugs and floor mats is one of the quickest changes you can make to update and revitalize the look of your bathroom.