Tips for Remodelling Your Bathroom
When it’s time to remodel your bathroom, it’s easy to get carried away thinking about the double sinks and the ceramic tile you’re going to put in. But, there are a few practical and technical aspects that you must think of first, so that you can make sure that you actually enjoy your newly remodelled bathroom when the project is finished.
The biggest mistake that people usually make when remodelling their bathrooms is when they choose the flooring. Many people choose based solely on aesthetics and design, and what they think looks nice. These things are important of course, but they don’t take into consideration what a bathroom floor goes through. These floors get very wet, and often when people are walking on them with bare feet. All of this makes for a very slippery situation, and many bathroom accidents and injuries because the floors become so easy to fall on.
Ceramic tile and sheet vinyl are the most popular choices for bathroom flooring because they provide a good non-slip surface while also being resistant to mould and mildew that often forms in bathrooms due to excessive moisture. If you’re choosing between the two, also keep in mind that ceramic tile can be very expensive, especially if the floor is very large. Sheet vinyl is considerably cheaper and contrary to popular belief, can be replaced.
Another thing that many homeowners don’t consider when remodelling their bathroom is the ventilation that’s in the room. Bathrooms are areas of very high moisture; they are often exposed to heat, steam, and water. The water is then left on the shower areas, the floor, and the walls, and mould and mildew can quickly set in. Once these toxins appear, it’s a real battle to get rid of them. Making sure that fans are installed on the ceiling for proper ventilation is a great way to make sure that the area will be ventilated and that your remodel will be protected against mildew.
You want your new bathroom to be beautiful, and it will be. Especially if you take a few things into consideration first, and make sure that beauty will last you for a long time to come.