Your bathroom floors are going to have to withstand heat, water, moisture, steam, and all sorts of other things that can wear it down quickly. All your bathroom floor ideas must then, include some material that can stand up to all that heavy use.
Most bathroom design ideas include a floor that is made out of one of several materials. Laminate floors have always been popular as well as vinyl (linoleum) . Resilient bathroom floors also work well in the bathroom because they do well wherever there is water or moisture present.
By far the most most used material for bathroom floor ideas is tile. You can choose from marble, ceramic, or porcelain tile and you can get so many textures and colors that it remains the favorite material. Tile is a very durable material that works quite well in wet environments and people love to use it on their bathroom walls as well. Tile can last for many years and if taken care of properly, could last as long as the house does which is another big advatage of using tile.
Other bathroom flooring options are bamboo floors, bathroom carpeting, and bathroom carpet tiles. If you have any type of carpets in the bathroom you must have a way to keep them dry and maintained. A carpet that gets wet everyday will not last long and will not look it's best for very long either. The floorboards under the carpet much be checked periodically to see that no moisture damage is being done.
Likewise, rugs in the bathroom may not a great idea because of the moisture. Many people have a mat or rug outside the shower to help prevent slipping but those rugs need to dry every day. While wool area rugs may look great, if they are in the bathroom you will have to find a way to keep them clean and dry. The bathroom is often a hot and moist place where mildew can form if not properly ventilated.