Monday, March 11, 2013

18 Knockout Ideas for Wooden Floor Showers


by Mitchell Parker

Look to an often-forgotten material choice for shower
loors that radiate beauty in almost any style bathroom
 
 

If there's one area homeowners overlook most often when doing a bathroom remodel, it's probably the shower floor. After all, the idea that our feet should stand on tile or fiberglass while we're showering is so ingrained in us — why would anyone assume they have more options?

Enter the wooden floor shower. It's an elegant upgrade to the materials of yore, and much more versatile. Wood slats create a cozy ski-lodge vibe in winter and a sunny deck-like experience in summer, making it a win-win for anyone looking to spiff up a bathroom design. Just ask Austin, Texas, architect
MJ Neal, who uses the material frequently. "It's a lovely way to handle the floor itself, and really warms the space up," Neal says. "It almost harkens back to Japanese baths as well. It can be very calming."

 

 


Because water trickles through the slats into a large shower pan, a wood floor conceals unsightly drains, making way for a fluid, minimalist statement. With less splash back, a doorless, no-threshold shower works perfectly in a small space.

 


 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Dark, rich stained woods create a bold design statement even in light-happy modern spaces.
 
 
 

This raised platform of wood gives the shower a sturdy, rustic feel.





 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paired with tiles and other wood accents, slatted floors fit right in with any decor scheme.
 

 
 
 
 











Contrasting a sleek, contemporary aesthetic with the texture of wood creates a calming vibe.

 

 
 
 





The material also has the uncanny knack of instantly making a bathroom just a bit more sophisticated.
 
 

 
 
 
 




Here, a lighter stained wood floor effortlessly emboldens the ash-colored tilework.
 
 
 

 
 
 









Want that resort-spa feel in your bathroom? The secret is in the wood.
 
 



 
 





Not all wood has to look equal. This white wood floor perfectly matches its elegant counterparts.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Of course, a few challenges do arise with wood shower floors. Apart from being slippery, wood and constant water don't exactly go hand in hand. That's why it's best to go with tropical woods, like teak, ipe or massaranduba, which are naturally water resistant (though naturally pricier, too).

 

 
 
 
 
 
 







But, thankfully, a little wood goes a long way and can appear glamorous when done right. 
 





Showers that open to outdoor decking are great spots for wood flooring.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 




Add a few indoor plants, and a wood-filled shower can quickly become a Zen-like refuge. 
 
 




Not everything has to be over the top. A smartly chosen wood can work wonders even in modest spaces.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A dark stain, a curved design and no door make this tiny corner shower a standout.
 
 
A few wood slats are all that's needed to complete a design-minded minimalist shower.

 
 
 
 
 








The material also coordinates wonderfully with colorful tiles.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A wood shower extended to create a pier-recalling walkway turns this bathroom into a small paradise.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don't overlook the floor in your new bathroom.  At Cabinet-S-Top, we can help you design the space you're looking for.  We are located at 1977 Medina Road, Medina, OH ~ 330-239-3630
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 


 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. Very well said. These tips are really amazing. I appreciate it for sharing them.

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  3. The wooden floor are the best ever choice for flooring; therefore the maximum number of people are start using wooden flooring. Apart from the bedroom and halls now these are used for bathrooms under the shower paired with tiles and other wood accents. Day by day wood flooring demands are rapidly increasing.
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