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Old 08-15-2007, 10:55 AM   #1
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I am re-doing our master bath and would like to have ceramic but feels too cold and heated floor is not in the budget. Can I use bamboo or hardwood? Some flooring places don't recommend but know a number of people that have it without issues. Was going to use Edge porcelain floor but read nothing good about this product.

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how big an area are we talking about here because the price differance from tile to wood floor would most likely make up for adding radiant heat to the floor.I personaly would not put wood in a bathroom area but thats just my opinion

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You don't want to install hardwood (or any wood) in a bathroom. You can get away with it in a powder room though.

Good thing you found out how bad an idea Edge flooring was. Many of these "innovative" products look good on paper....but?

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I am re-doing our master bath and would like to have ceramic
Then why settle for something else? You can find some decent prices on ceramic tiles.
I have a ceramic floor in one of my bathrooms, don't worry about it being cold.
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I would never even think of putting wood in a Bathroom with a shower or tub. I have seen some that have failed and some that have survived but it really boils down to " are you prepared to take the necessary precautions on 100% continual basses and never alter this" Now what I mean here is to have a wood floor in the Bath you have to have no water settling on the wood, no high mosture in the bathroom which means a proper sized fan that you put on a few minutes at least before turning on the shower and let it run a few minutes at least after the shower is turned off ( timers work great for this). I would go with tile
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My vote:

We would never even consider wood floors in a bathroom. Beyond the shower issues and actual water on the floor itself, you even have the very high humidity level in the environment as well....

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