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A message to our customers related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ALERT: Communication for customers impacted by the natural disasters. Learn More

ALERT: Communication for customers impacted by the natural disasters.

Our thoughts are with those affected by the natural disasters. We are here to help customers who've been impacted and contact us by evaluating:

  • waiving of certain fees
  • increases in credit limits on their cards to help with additional, necessary purchases

In times like these, people come together to help those in need.  At Synchrony, it’s our job not only to help our customers every day – but also when disasters like these strike.

Top Bathroom Flooring Options

Bathroom flooring has an important job: standing up to foot traffic from both family and visitors, and resisting dirt and water that gets tracked in or splashed around. You’ll want your flooring to be tough enough for your lifestyle, comfortable enough for your feet, and stylish enough to see every day. Here’s our take on eight types of flooring, rated best to worst for your bathroom.

1. Tile

Many kinds of tile, including ceramic, travertine and slate, have qualities that are ideal for bathrooms. They’re durable, waterproof, stylish, slip resistant and long-lasting. In fact, according to a survey by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, ceramic tile bathroom flooring is the preferred choice of 83 percent of respondents! Some tile can feel cold to the touch, but can be warmed up with radiant heating or a rug.

2. Vinyl

Vinyl is one of the most popular flooring options for several reasons: it’s waterproof, stain proof, easy to clean, soft with felt or foam backing, low cost, easy to install, and offers many styles and textures.Get Estimates Now.​ Choose sheet vinyl over vinyl tiles to help reduce the number of seams where moisture can get through.

3. Engineered Wood

Engineered wood offers the same great look as solid hardwood, but it stands up better to moisture with greater dimensional stability. It’s constructed with a top layer made of real wood and a bottom layer of plywood.

4. Bamboo or Cork

Both options are eco-friendly, comfortable underfoot and ideal for wet environments. Bamboo is durable and easy to install, and cork can be protected with a polyurethane topcoat.

5. Linoleum

Linoleum is available in many stylish options, and can withstand moisture and foot traffic. The drawback is low stain resistance, but that can be solved with a protective coating.

6. Laminate

Laminate is made with resin paper over a wood chip base. It has a strong wear layer on top and is easy to clean, but the base will warp if it comes in contact with moisture. Install with tight seams to prevent moisture from leaking down the cracks.

7. Hardwood

Hardwood flooring would not be an ideal choice in a humid bathroom due to its tendency to warp or shrink with moisture or temperature changes. However, you may seal hardwood to help combat moisture.

8. Carpet

Carpet should be one of the last choices considered for a wet environment like a bathroom. In most carpet, moisture will soak in to the fibers and pad and produce mold and mildew.

Get the best flooring for your bathroom with Synchrony HOME™.

We understand today’s consumers like you want their homes to fit their unique lifestyle, and their home purchases to fit their budgets. The Synchrony HOME Credit Card offers promotional financing* offers ranging from 6 months to 60 months, available at participating retailers, with convenient monthly payments to help you get exactly what you’re looking for. Visit mysynchrony.com/welcomehome to learn more.

*Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. Promotional financing options available at time of purchase may vary by location. See store for details.






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