When doing a bathroom remodel, there are a lot of things to think about. Not only do you want your bathroom to look and feel great, but you also want it to be a place where you do not need to worry about slick surfaces, mold, mildew, and water damage. Sometimes it can be a hard decision on what to pick for different aspects of the bathroom to comply with those things we would rather not think about. Unfortunately, it is something that every bathroom remodeling project needs to consider. Fortunately for you, we took all the hard work out of deciding what trends to pick and what items to pass up.
The flooring is often one of the things that many people first notice when they walk into the bathroom. When choosing a floor for a bathroom remodeling project, look for one that has slip-resistant tile, rubber, or linoleum flooring. These floors will not get super slick and can stand up to water being dropped on them. They are also fairly easy to clean, which is a huge plus factor. Pass up wood floors because they can warp over time due to excess water. And stone or porcelains are known to become super slick, so it is best to leave this type of flooring for another room.
Stone tile makes a wonderful wall for a bathroom remodel, as does ceramic or porcelain. These are all waterproof option that can add a bunch of style to the bathroom. They come in a wide variety of colors and patterns to customize the bathroom of your dreams. Above the shower and behind the sink, you may desire to install a decorative tile backsplash to help further protect these areas from the water. You may also want to paint any walls that are not in contact with water. Avoid flat colors as water drops can easily be seen. It is also best to avoid any type of wallpaper. The steam from the shower can cause the paper to peel up. If you must have texture, consider using a solid vinyl wall covering.
When picking a toilet, it is important to think about color and cost, but the most important aspect is how much water it uses when flushed. Going cheaper on a toilet is not the best option. In the long run, it is best to spend a bit more upfront so you can save later on with your water bill. If you consider purchasing the cheapest model, you most certainly will not get a powerful flush, which could result in a second flush. Cheaper models will also not withstand time as much as a more expensive version.
As for countertops, most are made to be waterproof, so you typically do not have to worry about water damage on these. The best ones for withstanding moisture, along with wear and tear, include stone, quartz, glass, and laminate. You will probably want to avoid tile countertops just because they are very hard to clean. Plus they are easily stained with soaps, lotions, and makeups.
If you are considering doing a bathroom remodeling project, but have no idea where to start, it may be in your best interest to contact a professional company, such as Hybrid Construction LCC. They are a reliable company that is fully licensed and insured, and work hard to ensure that all needs of the customer are met. They do it right the first time and will be there every step of the way until the bathroom remodeling is complete.