Anyone who lives in a comfortable apartment, sooner or later will do the repair of the bathroom and toilet, the photo of which then, perhaps, will be the subject of his pride. However, for this to happen this way, you need to make the right choice of material for finishing these premises and make repairs in compliance with the requirements stipulated by the building regulations.
Requirements for materials for wet rooms
Bathroom and toilet in any apartment are a concentration of a large number of utilities related to water supply and sewage. For this reason, any repair in such premises must solve the problem of hiding these ugly, but so necessary elements from the human eye.
Constant use of water creates a humid “tropical” climate in the bathroom and bathroom. This circumstance compels us to use in repairs only those materials that are not afraid of a periodic increase in air temperature and increased humidity. Not only is moisture resistance important in itself, but it is also required that the material does not allow fungi, bacteria and mold to multiply, which like moisture.
In most of the old houses, where the repair of the bathroom and toilet is required first (photo confirms this), the rooms have a very small area. For this reason, the chosen type of finish and materials should not further aggravate this situation. Excessive moisture, among other things, can cause short circuits in electrical wiring. Therefore, materials should not easily ignite or release toxic substances during melting.
Understanding the requirements that should be presented to the finishing materials used in the repair of bathrooms and bathrooms, we can consider those that are today deservedly popular.
Be sure to immediately remove the materials that are unacceptable to use for finishing the bathroom. First of all it is wood. No matter how well it is processed, it is simply impossible to protect the tree from decay and the emergence of unnecessary “life”. In contrast to the bath, in the bathroom the wood will never dry out, since the temperatures there are not so high. Can not be used for finishing the bathroom and metal cladding materials. Omnipresent corrosion will destroy all your labors in a very short time.
Helpful advice! It is possible to use aluminum panels for finishing the bathroom. They are not prone to corrosive destruction due to the chemical characteristics of this metal.
Obviously, this option of repairing the bathroom and toilet has every right to exist. Photos of some of these works illustrate quite bright and non-trivial trim options. The important thing here is that when plastering walls and ceilings, mixtures should be used for wet rooms or exterior work.
Photos of the design of tiles for the bathroom and the style of its laying. Types of bathroom tiles according to various criteria. Stylistic design solutions for the bathroom.
Do not use decorative plaster with a textured surface in the bathroom at all. It will certainly become the source of your “headache” about the dirt, which will soon appear in all the irregularities. The color of the applied and dried plaster must be made with waterproof enamels. Care of such surfaces will be quite convenient, and after a few years the paint can be updated.
Evaluating the properties of this material, it can be concluded that plaster is the cheapest material, even taking into account painting. It is easy to apply, having the appropriate technology of production of such works. Care of the painted surface is simple and convenient. However, this material requires “wet” work and the complete removal of the old layer of plaster.
If the mixture is chosen incorrectly, fungus and mold may appear. Ordinary plaster does not have pronounced decorative qualities. For this reason, today has the lowest popularity of this option to repair the bathroom and toilet. Photos of the design of these rooms mainly illustrate other finishing materials.
Helpful advice! Do not start plastering if you have never plastered the walls. This process for beginners is quite complicated. It takes time to learn how to do it smoothly.
Polyvinyl chloride is a versatile material. Its properties are such that they exclude even the possibility of getting wet already at the molecular level. This circumstance favors the use of PVC panels for finishing bathrooms and toilets.
Panels are products with two layers in the form of strips. Their width is different, as is the color. A feature of the panels is that at the ends of each rail there is a locking joint of the “comb-groove” type. This allows you to very tightly cover the surface of the walls and ceiling, eliminating the possibility of moisture penetration under the coating.
It is noteworthy that the cost of this material is affordable for almost everyone. It is strong enough and durable. Caring for plastic is not at all any difficulty. It should only be wiped periodically to avoid traces of smudges. Installation on the walls and ceiling of such a coating is under the power of people who know how to properly hold tools in their hands. It is carried out either directly on a fully leveled surface, or on a special crate from the guides.
In the second case, a smoother wall is obtained, but a part of the floor space “sneaks”. Installation on the crate also solves the problem of masking communications. As a drawback, the low environmental friendliness of this material and the need to seal joints and corners with a sealant should be noted.
This material, due to availability, is almost the most common for the implementation of the repair of the bathroom and toilet. Photos of these rooms, trimmed with PVC panels, are very attractive.
The traditional material for finishing the toilet and the bathroom is a tile for the bathroom. Photos of rooms, decorated with tiles, prevails over all others. This is not by chance. After all, ceramic tile has full compliance with all the requirements for a wet room material. It is used for both wall decoration and floor finishing. A huge number of colors and textures of this material allows you to create unique design solutions.
Properly glued tiles exclude the possibility of moisture getting under it, therefore neither fungus, nor mold, nor pathogenic bacteria are afraid of the walls. There is nothing easier to care for tile for the bathroom. The photo perfectly shows how the tile can shine, which was simply washed with any detergent solution. The high price and some installation complexity are the disadvantages of this material.
Decorating a bathroom with tiles, the photo of the design of which can be easily chosen to taste, is quite a laborious process. It begins with the fact that all the old coating is removed. By means of the perforator they beat off the old tile and, if necessary, the cement screed. Then everything is cleaned and eliminate irregularities.
Helpful advice! For the sticker on the floor is better to use porcelain. It practically does not slip when wet. It is better to finish the walls with tiles for the bathroom. Photos of some compositions are very original.
The tile on the floor is glued without gaps. Each tile must be tapped with a rubber hammer to identify voids. Grouting can be done with a piece of insulated wire of the required diameter.
The walls are lined with gaps, the uniformity of which is provided by special crosses. These crosses are set in each corner of the tile. Glue the tiles start from the bottom. Processing of seams is made similarly. The corners between the walls must be sealed with silicone sealant.
Of all the listed methods of repair, the most suitable is the finishing of the bathroom tiles. Photos of the interior design of this room suggest that this material is the most popular, despite the cost.