7 details you must pay attention to when decorating your bathroom
There are many things to pay attention to when decorating a new house. It is indeed easy for people to overlook the toilet area. They think that there is a pit to solve internal emergencies and a bathing area to take a bath. But is it really that simple?
In fact, this is not the case. Although the bathroom is small, it has too many functions that need to be realized at the same time. You must pay great attention when decorating it. A little carelessness may cause the bathroom to be damp and stuffy, which not only affects your living situation, but also ruins your good mood. Pay attention to these 7 details when decorating your bathroom!
Waterproofing is a top priority
The bathroom is a place for bathing and toileting, and is the place that consumes the largest amount of water in the home. There will be a lot of water vapor when washing. If waterproofing is not done, it will easily cause the wall to fall off, mold, etc. After the floor is filled, you need to apply waterproof paint at least three times! The wall waterproofing should generally be above 30cm, and the shower area should be at least 1.8 meters above ground. It is best to do them all!
Closed water test cannot be saved
Many people forget to do the water closure test after waterproofing, or they find it too troublesome and worry about the neighbors downstairs not cooperating, so they skip it, but don’t skip this step! The closed water test, also called the water storage test, is the last step in the waterproofing construction. If not done, all the previous efforts will be wasted and all the efforts will be wasted!
After filling the water, store it for 24 to 48 hours and observe it. If you find that the water level drops or there is water seepage downstairs, you must stop water storage immediately, re-make the waterproof layer, and then conduct the water closure test again.
Be slow when doing waterproofing, be patient when doing closed water tests, and don't take chances, otherwise you will be in greater trouble if water leaks in the future.
The ground must have a slope
When people go to higher places, water flows to lower places, and bathrooms often use water. Therefore, the ground must have a slope, and the location of the floor drain is the lowest point of the slope. The drainage slope of the bathroom is generally about 5%, which can ensure that the water flows to the floor drain when bathing and flushing, without causing water accumulation.
If the entire bathroom drainage slope is built together, it is easy to cause water accumulation problems. It is recommended that the dry area and wet area be built separately.
At the same time, it is recommended not to choose bricks that are too large. The bathroom area is not large and can be covered with just a few bricks. Smaller bricks will be much easier to operate when making slopes.
Dry and wet separation is very necessary
There are three main components of a bathroom: washing area, toilet area (squatting toilet), and shower area. The washing area and toilet area are normal, but the shower area is where you take a bath. The bath water will splash and there will be a lot of water vapor, which can easily make other areas wet.
If there is a washing machine, wooden products, etc. in the bathroom, it will easily cause corrosion and make movement inconvenient.
Therefore, it is very necessary to design dry and wet separation in the bathroom. If you feel that the shower room takes up too much space, you can also design water retaining strips and shower curtains.
Floor drain should be done well
If the floor drain is not done well, firstly, it will cause unpleasant odor; secondly, if the water cannot drain out, it will be easy for the water to flood the golden mountain. It is best to have at least two bathroom floor drains: one in the shower room and one in the dry area outside the shower area.
The most important thing is to make sure the floor drain is at the lowest point of the slope to ensure that water can flow in. Remember to buy a floor drain before laying the tiles, otherwise workers will not know what size of holes to reserve when laying the tiles. Choosing the floor drain first can avoid the problem of mismatching the size of the reserved holes and the purchased floor drain.
The threshold stone is slightly higher than other areas
When decorating a house nowadays, the thresholds are basically paved with tiles or marbles of different colors. However, in the bathroom and kitchen, the two functional areas where water is used, the threshold stone must be slightly higher than in other areas. If the water pipes in the bathroom or kitchen burst, or you forget to turn off the faucet, the water will not flow everywhere if there is a threshold stone blocking it.
Don’t skimp on the beautiful seams of ceramic tiles
Bathrooms have been in a humid environment for a long time. Ordinary caulking itself is composed of white cement, which is not waterproof or stain-resistant. After long-term use, water will easily seep into the gaps in the ceramic tiles, causing them to become moldy and black. Compared with traditional caulking agents, caulking agents are stronger, less likely to crack, can be used longer, and look good, making you feel better when looking at them.
Conclusion: When it comes to home decoration, the bathroom is a very critical part, and the decoration must be practical.