Choosing good bathroom and kitchen coverings depends on many factors, such as the purpose of maintaining the style of the house and the quality of the materials. But also the choice of them based on the needs of the reform and the available budget.
Although the selection of suitable materials and their installation is entrusted to the renovation company, the choice of materials is a decision that must be made by the family.
And to make good choices and choose coatings, it is best to take certain precautions. Mainly, in choosing durable materials that offer a good price-quality ratio. And also that they harmonize with the environment to obtain a good, pleasant and aesthetically beautiful design of the bathroom wall panels.
Coatings for bathrooms and kitchens
The bathroom and kitchen cladding of a house is installed mainly on walls and floors. Until recently it was quite unusual for ceiling cladding to be done.
However, plasterboard and other ceiling coverings are also used today.
Well, the false ceiling in the kitchen and the bathroom, as well as the coatings of bathrooms and kitchens in general, offer many advantages:
• They provide resistance to humidity.
• They allow thermal and acoustic insulation.
• Some have flame retardant properties (they repel fire).
• It allows to hide imperfections, as well as pipes and cables in the ceiling, walls and floors.
• The decorative result is generally good, and sometimes excellent.
Types of coatings for bathroom and kitchen
The types of coatings for bathrooms and kitchens are very varied and are generally divided into two large blocks.
1. Floor covering
2. Wall covering
And when choosing the right coating , we must pay due attention to the environment in which the home is located.
A country house kitchen will surely be directly linked to an outdoor space, so the floor and wall covering must take into account the materials that would easily tarnish a ceramic floor.
On the other hand, an urban home is better to opt for a floor covering that adapts to a high traffic of people, and on the walls, that offers durability and versatility, which will allow it to adapt to changes in furniture and future reforms.
The hectic life of cities forces a search for new spaces and modifications to modern and innovative wall tiles sometimes achieve surprising effects.
From the point of view of hygiene and family health, kitchen and bathroom coverings should be made of waterproof, washable materials with a homogeneous texture , which will facilitate cleaning.
Floor covering options for bathrooms and kitchens
Wooden floors have several advantages and one of them is to provide warmth to the environment in which they are located, which is why they are ideal for bathrooms and kitchens in cold areas.
The woods for a floor covering must be selected with great care and it is advisable that the carpenter or professional who will take care of the installation does it, based on the tastes and preferences of the client.
The floating floor is one of the most practical and economical solutions that exist today. Its peculiarity is that it is placed on insulating material that gives it a certain plasticity and does not need to be fixed. However, the wooden floor remains immobile and is very resistant.
Laminate is a synthetic coating consisting of several layers that provide greater resistance to high traffic and make it almost waterproof.
The existing designs are very varied and the choice of the most suitable must be related to the style of the bathroom or kitchen.
The traditional parquet floor brings the natural warmth of wood and the elegance of a carefully installed floor. Contrary to popular belief, it is inexpensive and it is not usually expensive to install.
Stone floors are a luxurious choice in bathroom and kitchen floor covering. Its durability is undeniable and its aesthetic appearance gives the environment a safe and stable aspect of comfort.
Marble is a very tasteful floor covering option, and quite expensive. Choosing a good marble, with a harmonious design and linked to the style of the house is not an easy task, but the result is very elegant.
Marble naturally adapts to humidity and absorbs a large part of it, in the same way that it adapts to the ambient temperature, helping to preserve it.
One of its disadvantages is that it stains easily and requires almost constant maintenance.
The granite floor is made up of different types of noble stones that give it its particular appearance. It is a type of coating widely used in public places due to its high resistance to traffic. Its placement in bathrooms or kitchens gives the floor exceptional durability.
Ceramic is probably one of the most common and popular materials for use in floor coverings. It is made mainly of clay and has one of its sides glazed which gives it waterproof properties, gives it shine and color, hardness and a characteristic texture.