Bathroom decoration: 8 types of materials with pluses and minuses


There is a renovation in the bathroom, and you still haveDo you doubt which material is better to use for finishing? Do not despair, today we will help you sort out and finally decide on this difficult choice. It is always difficult to choose one or another material for finishing your house. And it would seem, there is nothing easier than to pick it up for the bathroom, because it is obvious that it should be a tile. But recently, many designers are trying to get away from this stereotype and using new technical solutions to use something else. But what options we have, we now consider.

1. Ceramic tiles

If you are still a follower of old traditions andif you decide to use ceramic tiles that have been proven for centuries, then so be it. Its positive qualities, such as hygiene, durability, resistance to high humidity and temperature changes, as well as ease of maintenance, have not gone away. Losing their leading position in the market of finishing materials for bathrooms, manufacturers are trying to come up with more and more attractive options and even whole compositions, so there is certainly plenty to choose from. But, as usual, it is better to entrust the laying of tiles to professionals, because without experience and the necessary skills, you can simply ruin the already expensive material. Our opinion: - An original solution for a bathroom can be a mosaic of small ceramic tiles. The versatility and non-triviality of this type of finish is truly amazing, even despite the higher cost compared to conventional tiles. If you are conservative and do not want to move away from the usual materials, but long for something unusual in the interior of your bathroom, stop at the mosaic.

2. Porcelain tiles

Just like ceramic tiles, it isartificial material, but unlike it, porcelain stoneware has noticeably improved properties, while retaining the usual ones. Among them - the minimum water absorption, less than 0.5% by weight, which makes it frost-resistant; deeper color and rich pattern; bending strength; shock resistance and the ability to create an anti-slip texture of the material. If you correctly lay porcelain stoneware, then with its help you can implement the most daring design decisions, while its aesthetic beauty will not fade for many years and will remain unchanged. A rich palette of textures and a huge range of colors will allow you to choose exactly what you want to find.

3. Marble

How can you do without marble in your bathroom?rooms! This expensive and refined natural stone will make the interior no less chic and sophisticated than itself. But the difficulties of working and caring for it, as well as the high price, make the option with marble available only for fairly wealthy people who are not accustomed to deny themselves anything. Olga Valle, head of the City Design studio: - I really like to use natural stone in bathroom interiors. However, here it is important to clearly understand the peculiarities of the behavior of this or that stone in contact with a humid environment. For example, when using marble in the interior of the bathroom, it is necessary to treat it with special agents and not to use detergents containing acids and alkalis. The advantages of using marble are a wide range of colors, ease of processing and original drawing. Many people consider marble to be a cold material, but white marble, which has an original pattern, is able to bring visual lightness and airiness to a black and white interior. Untreated marble can change its color due to exposure to moisture. However, this can also be used as its advantage. For example, after a while, the marble in the bathroom will begin to change color, transforming the entire interior.

4. Paint

Probably the most inexpensive and simplest ofOptions - take da and paint the walls of the bathroom. But this does not mean that the interior will look cheap. With the right selection of moisture-resistant paint and color palette, the room will look stylish and at ease. And the cost of paints from some manufacturers sometimes exceeds the price of even very expensive tiles.

5. Wallpapers

Do not want to make repairs for many years to come andexpect to update it every 3-4 years? Then waterproof wallpaper is the perfect solution for you. Relatively inexpensive and quick to assemble, they will allow you to create original design compositions. If their service life of several years seems a little to you, but the choice fell on this material, then use fiberglass, which will last you much longer. Our opinion: - If your choice fell on paint or wallpaper, make sure that the walls along the bathtub and washbasin are protected as much as possible. For this, glass panels or tiles are best suited.

6. Micro-cement

Elena Tikhonova, designer:- The most effective and original material for finishing a bathroom is microcement. It is moisture resistant and can be used in places where water is directly exposed, such as showers. The material is smooth, seamless, with a rich color palette. Another unique property: it is not inferior in strength to natural stone. And despite the fact that this material is on the Russian market quite recently, it is rapidly gaining popularity among designers.

7. Plastic panels

Perhaps this is not the most elegant of the proposedSolutions, but here in terms of price, quick installation and practicality, perhaps the best option is not found. With due perseverance, you can find very decent options, made both for a natural tree, and having its own unique originality. The main disadvantage of such panels is fragility, but this is not a problem, if you are a bit more careful with them.

8. Granite

Olga Valle, head of the City Design studio:- Another common material for use in bathrooms is granite. It is a mistake to assume that granite is a difficult stone to perceive. The color range from dark brown to pale green allows you to use it in interiors of any style. Also, granite is very light and easy to install, therefore it is an excellent option for decorating bathroom interiors. Our opinion:- Well, to summarize, before choosing one or another material, we advise you to carefully weigh the pros and cons, because each option has both a number of advantages and disadvantages. But the main thing is to remember that this is your bathroom, and it is you who will have to wash there, take a shower and brush your teeth at night every day. So make sure that the choice you make brings you only satisfaction and comfort.,