INVESTING IN QUALITY MATERIALS DOING A BATHROOM REMODEL
The most important factor to consider when remodeling a bathroom is quality. This is a crucial element since it guarantees the durability of your house. When making a quality investment, you must consider scope, cost, and time. The typical person uses the restroom between 5 and 7 times per day, for a whopping 2500 times annually. Increasing the likelihood of leaks or water damage. When you invest in high-quality materials, they will last longer and cost you less over time.
Here are a few possibilities to consider:
It’s simple to purchase cabinets that appear great at first glance, but issues can arise such as hinges falling off. Quality cabinets resist warping better than particle board-constructed ones while solid wood and furniture-grade plywood are always your best option. We like to use cabinets from locally stoked sources including Home Depot. Lowes, and others.
An additional area that merits investment is bathroom countertops. Over particle board, stay away from cheap laminates because they can quickly catch fire from a hot curling iron and are subject to the same moisture and swelling problems as discussed above. Solid quartz countertops are typically something we suggest. They have a huge selection of colors and styles, are extremely durable, and never require sealing. Because quartz is so low-maintenance and holds up well to abrasive cleaning agents, it is the material that most customers pick over natural stone for the bathroom.
Porcelain tiles with glaze have long been a standard in bathrooms. That’s because it works practically perfectly in damp conditions. The dense porcelain is practically stain-proof because it has a 0.5% porosity and does not absorb water. Although the contrary is true when looking at handmade ceramic tiles, which are the most expensive of all, it can be slightly more expensive than mass-produced ceramic tile. Installation may cost more with porcelain because it is heavier and a little more difficult to deal with. Yet, the added expense is justified. Flooring, sink backsplashes, accent walls, wainscoting, and shower surrounds can all be made of porcelain. Make sure the tile is slip-resistant if you decide to use it as flooring. A grout that won’t need to be resealed and is stain-resistant should be requested.
There are large-format porcelain tiles that closely resemble wood planks but are significantly more water resistant for individuals who want the appearance of hardwood flooring. For a warm feeling on your feet, we frequently install electric radiant heat systems beneath tile floors in bathrooms.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Luxury vinyl tile is a type of flooring that simulates the look of natural materials like wood or stone but is made from synthetic materials such as PVC. LVT is often used in high-traffic areas because it is durable, water-resistant, and easy to maintain. It is available in a variety of styles and colors and can be installed in different patterns to create a unique and customizable look. LVT is also a popular choice for commercial spaces such as retail stores, hospitals, and hotels, as it can withstand heavy foot traffic and is relatively low cost compared to natural materials.
High-gloss paint is a type of paint that has a highly reflective and shiny finish. It is typically used for decorative purposes, as it can add depth and dimensions to a room. This type of paint is often used on doors, trims, and other accents, as well as on furniture and cabinets. It is also used in bathrooms
and kitchens, where a shiny surface can help to reflect light and create a brighter space. It is the easiest to clean, so save the matte paint for bedrooms and other dryer parts of the house.
If you need assistance with remodeling your bathroom to have quality material, we are here to help! Feel free to contact us using the phone number below with any questions.