Repair in the toilet : choosing materials for finishing
The modern market offers a huge selection of finishing coatings. The main rules when choosing – facing materials should visually lengthen and expand the space and be moisture resistant and water resistant.
Wall and floor decoration
The most obvious and popular solution for toilet walls is ceramic tiles. For the floor, you can use porcelain stoneware. This finish has a lot of advantages: durability, practicality, moisture resistance, ease of maintenance, ease of installation. The market is represented by a wide range of collections and models of various shapes and sizes, a rich color palette, which allows you to find the optimal solution for everyone. Combinations of colors and shapes will help to visually change the size of the toilet. For example, light and dark tiles laid vertically will visually increase the height of the ceiling. Diagonally laid tiles visually expand the space. In very small bathrooms, it is better to refrain from tiles of very small or large sizes.
When buying tiles, you need to build on the chosen style. However, a universal rule for all style solutions is that you should not over complicate the design of the bathroom. The interior of the toilet should be simple. It is better to refrain from bright unnatural colors, intricate textures. Calm colors and imitation of natural materials are the most versatile option that will definitely not get bored over the years.
Tiles are the most popular choice, but not the only one. An equally interesting option for wall decoration is plastic panels. They are also moisture resistant and available in a wide variety of colors and designs. The only drawback is that the panels are attached to the frame, and this will slightly reduce the space of the toilet.
And the most budgetary and uncomplicated way of wall decoration is wallpaper. Any kind can be used – non-woven, vinyl, liquid. The main advantage of gluing wallpaper in the toilet is its cheapness and ease of repair. The plus is that the interior with wallpaper on the wall can be updated more often. You can re-glue the walls in a small bathroom at least every year, and the monotonous design will not tire the eyes.
A combination of different materials in one interior can be an original solution for repairing a toilet. The bathroom is conditionally divided into several zones, each of which is finished with a different coating: wallpaper and wood, ceramics and marble. Taste and sense of style are especially needed here for such a combination to be successful.
What about the ceiling?
A very good option for the toilet is repair with a stretch ceiling (pvc film). You can choose matte or glossy, in combination with artificial lighting, the stretch canvas will look stylish and beautiful. An alternative option is finishing with plasterboard boards with further painting.
The choice of plumbing in the toilet presupposes the choice of His Majesty’s toilet bowl. It is he who is the highlight of the program in the interior of the bathroom. Modern toilet bowls are made mainly of porcelain or earthenware. Both of these materials are durable and easy to use.
There are two main types of toilets available on the plumbing market today:
Of course, suspended structures will look much more interesting in the design of the toilet. A modern appearance, a hidden cistern and communications, no joint between the floor and the toilet, which greatly simplifies cleaning, are the obvious advantages of hanging toilet bowls. But the price of such options will be much higher. In addition, the installation of hanging toilet bowls provides for a false wall that will hide everything unnecessary. And this will steal some of the space in the toilet.
If the size of the bathroom allows, you can install a small sink. Washing your hands in the toilet without going into the bathroom is convenient and practical. It is better to take a closer look at compact corner models that do not take up much space. The built-in cabinet will be a convenient place to store toilet paper, napkins, towels, cleaning products and other accessories. A small mirror can be placed above the sink. You will also need a towel holder or hand dryer.
When the area of the toilet is slightly larger than the average, you can place a bidet in it – a plumbing fixture familiar to Europeans for a long time. The spacious bathrooms also have space for a washing machine or boiler.
In a small toilet, one ceiling lamp is enough. This option is the most simple and even primitive. Decorative lighting will look much more interesting in the interior of the bathroom. It is quite possible to make it the main one, since in the toilet there is no need to look at yourself in the mirror for a long time or perform hygiene procedures. The lighting in the bathroom should not be bright or harsh, soft dim light is best.
One of the modern design ideas is to place hidden light sources at the bottom or in the middle of the bathroom. A lot of shadows will come from them, and a special feature will appear in the interior of the toilet. An equally aesthetic option is the use of LED strips. Even on 2 square meters, they can be used to create unsurpassed light and shadow effects.
Toilet room decor
Most often, a bathroom is a small room in which there is nothing superfluous. If space allows, you can add small wall shelves with decorative items or plants that do not require a lot of light. A painting not on a wall, an original rug or a towel will help to add the desired style. Basically, the decoration is created with practical necessities in the toilet – a holder for a brush, a soap dish, an organizer for towels, an unusual mirror. There is very little in the bathroom, and each, even the smallest little thing, has a lot of weight on the perception of the interior as a whole. Therefore, you need to carefully approach the choice of toiletries, a lot depends on them in design.