Harwood flooring and tiles might be more practical in the bathroom but on a cold morning some of us want carpet foot. Click through our gallery of top ten picks of suitable bathroom carpet candidates. Some are waterproofed-backed and some arent but all are fine for use in bathrooms. Here's the first...
Soft underfoot but totally water resistant, Flotex is a flocked vinyl which includes an integral antimicrobial treatment to protect against bacteria, moulds and odours. Whats more it has the Allergy UK Seal of Approval.
Flotex, £24.99 per square metre, www.forbo-flooring.co.uk
Cormars Avebury wool loop pile collection is made from 100% pure wool in a quality three-ply yarn. Its versatile and will complement both modern and traditional bathrooms.
Cormars Avebury wool loop pile collection, £39 per sqm, www.cormarcarpets.co.uk
Blenheim Carpets make bespoke floor coverings from concept to installation. The one pictured was made-to-order to the customers own specifications. It wont be cheap but will work splendidly in any bathroom.
Blenheim Carpets, prices on request. www.blenheim-carpets.com
This carpet called London is made from 100% wool. It is not specifically designed for bathrooms but the texture is perfect under bare feet and the colour will offset bathroom accessories brilliantly.
London, £30.50 per square metre, www.blenheim-carpets.com
Herringbone Natural Jute carpet looks amazing whether offsetting a traditional bathroom with a classic freestanding roll-top bath or a minimalist ultra modern washroom.
Crucial Trading jute carpets, from £37 per square metre, www.crucial-trading.com
These pure wool carpets are available in six natural shades including carob, sable and liquorice and come in two different textures. They look good and feel great on bare feet.
The Malabar range, from £29 per square metre, www.cormarcarpets.co.uk
We could find no fault with this product it combines hardwearing carpet with a waterproof gel backing making it perfect for bathrooms and its available in 14 vibrant colours at a reasonable price.
Ocean, £15.99 per square metre, www.carpetright.co.uk
Well priced and in colours that will show off the clean lines of any modern bathroom. Carpetrights Super Mansion House is made from 80% wool in heavyweight twist and comes in 16 colours.
Super Mansion House, from £34.99 square metre, www.carpetright.co.uk
Sisal works well in bathrooms because its natural fibres create a range of beautiful colour blends. Whats more its very durable and anti-static.
Sisal, £52 per m2,www.kersaintcobb.co.uk
Six cleverly blended stripy designs make up Kersaint Cobbs Wool Pampas Rainbow range. Its not specifically made for bathrooms but its hard to image anything looking much better on a bathroom floor.
Cobbs Wool Pampas Rainbow range, £41.10 per square metre. www.kersaintcobb.co.uk