The floor covering and walls of the bathroom is a theme to consider carefully when you come to this stage of work in the construction or renovation of a house.
This task is far from easy, especially when looking at the wide range of materials and coating solutions available today. We must find the coating that manages to create an atmosphere that follows the 2015 trend , or at least who fits in his time.
trend materials 2015 for the bathroom
But in terms of tiles for example, we all have in mind a certain bathroom whose motives, which must have been modern at one time, looked old-fashioned and old-fashioned. We will therefore explore the existing possibilities keeping in mind the evolution of the modes, and direct us to a personal solution and which will have all the chances to remain modern and elegant in spite of the time which passes.
an elegant and timeless solution for the bathroom
So let's try to understand what are the elements that must be taken into account for the coating of the bathroom, in order to give it an aesthetic side, and which integrates harmoniously with the rest of the house, both as regards the style as the existing or chosen furniture, and in the case of a bathroom, which accords with the sanitary.
choose the wall covering that matches the sanitary
The importance of tile selection applies to homeowners who have decided to completely renovate their bathroom, or who are moving into a new home. If, on the other hand, you want to revamp your bathroom at a lower cost, or if you are not sure of wanting to undertake such a project, we will see that there are several other options, through the installation of a parquet, or an epoxy resin floor covering. It is also quite likely to paint the old coating, whether it is in tiles or otherwise.
idea of walls and floor covering of bathroom
The choice of materials is vast, declining in many finishes. You can follow a line that declines the tones of one color, even several, you can opt for a decoration in black and white , for an aspect that is satin or matte, for a modern and contemporary style, urban, oriental, rustic or Mediterranean. What are the criteria that must be taken into account when choosing the flooring, whether for the floor or the walls? To answer this question, it is necessary to look at the technical characteristics of the materials, so that they are perfectly adapted to the bathroom.
epoxy resin design tiles
These technical features should include being able to withstand sudden changes in temperature, even more so if you plan to incorporate floor heating, and be able to effectively manage the humidity and water vapor generated in that room. Water vapors condense when the temperature of the room is not constant, and the latter is not sufficiently ventilated, forming flows along the walls.
provide effective moisture management
The result is the formation of mist on the mirrors and windows, which can lead to the formation of mildew stains that are not very pretty, and especially harmful to health. This is a recurring problem especially in very small bathrooms, or deprived of windows, such as extra-bedroom water features, created by creating a space inside a bathroom. larger room. To counter this problem, it is necessary to install a ventilation system, for example by means of air extractors, which will be installed in the upper part of the walls, preferably outside to evacuate the hot air without the need for go through the installation of a conduit. The alternative is to open the windows to ventilate the room and allow the steam to come out.
the alternative to a VMC is to open the windows
In this type of humid environment, the coating to be preferred will be in tiles, to be applied either on all the walls, or at mid-height of the room, or in some most exposed areas. There is a wide choice of tiles in the trade; ceramic tiles include earthenware tiles and sandstone tiles, commonly referred to as porcelain stoneware tiles, but there are also marble, stone or cement tiles, available in prestigious collections and in different formats, colors, and in a wide range of textures, possibly with the addition of special patterns, metallized, glass added, etc.
tile application up to half height
This great wealth of products allows architects and interior designers to display the full extent of their imagination and know-how. The current trend is in favor of ceramic tiles, especially porcelain tiles, which perfectly imitate a wide range of varied materials, from marble to stone, wood to a metallic look, anything is possible. The porcelain stoneware is a kind of 3D photo, that is to say with a texture in addition to the realistic appearance of the finish.
porcelain stoneware tile imitating wood
Another trend for 2015 is to use epoxy resin, which allows in addition to create original and unique works, on the floor or on the walls, and even more, the furniture also can benefit from such a finish! Their rendering varies from modern brilliance, to super gloss or matte or to a more satin aspect. It is an absolutely ideal material for a bathroom, completely impervious and of a great resistance in time, incommensurate with the application of paint or varnish.
the many possibilities of epoxy resin
In addition, a resin coating has an irreproachable flatness, without visible joints, which allows a greater ease of maintenance during the cleaning, and eliminates the deposit of stains in the joints which are sometimes a source of appearance of molds. joints. In addition, it is quite possible to cast this resin coating on an existing tile, which allows substantial savings in terms of demolition of the old tile, which is a very messy and slow process, and its evacuation .
for an irreproachable flatness
In terms of paint, the safest protection for a bathroom is a satin synthetic enamel paint, which is washable and water resistant obviously. It is better to avoid a glossy paint, because it will more easily reveal the defects and imperfections often unavoidable walls, and will make more visible the possible presence of traces of condensation.
favor a matt or satin paint
Another option for painting is to use a water-based paint, which is a much easier application, it also helps to better hide the defects of the walls, but unlike enamels, a more difficult maintenance and having a lower resistance over time.
epoxy resin floor with shiny reflections
A solution that meets more rarely but is equally valid, is the application of a washable vinyl wallpaper. Before gluing it to the wall, the surface of the walls must be treated with a waterproofing agent, and for the installation it is advisable to use an adhesive that is also fungicidal. This type of coating withstands a certain hygrometric threshold quite well, but beyond this threshold, the paper will tend not to remain in place, and ripples may appear in the areas of overlap, which of course produces a result catastrophic and very unpleasant. It is possible, however, to remedy this, apply a transparent waterproofing on the wallpaper.
design and waterproof wallpaper for bathroom
Finally, there is an ecological option for the walls of a bathroom, the tadelakt, which consists of applying a lime-based coating from Marrakech, ideally, or an adjuvant classic air lime, and tightening the topcoat. using a roller, to give it waterproofing properties. It's not very difficult, but if you're not a handyman, call on a expert , for a unique result and rendering. See our photos hoping that you will find your happiness.
the tadelakt is waterproof
simplicity of forms and beauty of materials with tadelakt
a very successful design always in tadelakt
Tadelakt reinforcement of the wet area around the bathtub
the richness of the textures of porcelain stoneware
elegant and versatile style of porcelain stoneware
variety of shapes
elegance of the grounds
exclusive Italian design by Marazzi
simple and flowery style
dare the colors!
an impeccable design
brightness is also a source of well-being
walk-in shower and insulated bath
large bay windows
to take a bath of light
solid tones and neoclassical ambience
Natural materials and oriental inspiration
with a panoramic view
decorate with stone
a natural style
shower covered with wallpaper
mosaic with printed patterns
application of resin like color-block
the resin is available in a wide range of colors
between the rustic style and the Japanese bathroom
simplicity and elegance
imitation metal walls for an industrial style
the tones of nature are very trendy