By Louna Casimir. Bathroom Design. Published at Tuesday, May 01st, 2018 - 08:50:43 AM.
Give your bathroom a new lease of life on a budget with wallpaper. From realistic tile designs to coastal seascapes, freshen up your space and create interest with one of these fabulous feature wallpaper designs. Here we pick the best bathroom wallpapers to suit all tastes and budgets. Follow manufacturers’ guideline for putting up wallpaper and use the recommended paste where possible. Many papers are now designed so you can paste the wall rather than the paper, making them much easier to hang. The best thing you can do to ensure a wallpaper’s longevity in a bathroom is to avoid hanging it in areas that come into direct contact with water. Finally, make use of an extractor fan (or fit one if you don’t have one), and turn it on as soon as possible to whisk away excess moisture.
If you are on a limited budget, buy an entry-level bathroom suite and allocate the majority of your funds towards premium fittings, such as the shower and taps. Keep the design as pared back as possible so there’s less danger it will date – you can always make a fashion statement with tiles, towels or a striking basin mixer tap.
If you are going to use tiles, choose non-porous bathroom tiles like ceramic or porcelain. Porous tiles, such as slate, marble and limestone need sealing every few months to prevent water damage. Only use floor tiles specifically for bathrooms on the floor so they aren’t slippery.
Waterproofing wet rooms involves priming the floor, the lower section of the walls and the whole of the wall area around the shower and then covering with a syrupy membrane. Once it’s set, the room is then tiled.
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