When people remodel their bathrooms, they typically consider budget, style, and efficiency – but they should also add ‘practicality’ to the list. There are several steps you can take during this process to ensure than the numbing weekly grind of cleaning your bathroom is as easy as possible.
Use Larger Flooring Tiles
Nobody likes scrubbing grout lines – it’s one of the most tedious and lengthy chores in the bathroom cleaning routine. Still, tiles are usually the best material for bathroom flooring, but you can make some sensible choices to lessen the amount of grouting which needs to be cleaned. All you have to do is buy largerbathroom floor tiles.
Larger tiles can fit many times their number of smaller tiles inside the area which they cover – if you choose smaller ones, that adds up to meters and meters of extra grouting for you to scrub. If you still want a textured or multi-coloured surface, larger tiles exist which can accommodate.
Avoid Grouting on Walls
Of course, you can sometimes say no to grout altogether. Your walls don’t need to hold up to the same sort of strain as your floor, so opt for solid-surfaces instead of tiles.
Whatever you pick, make sure the surface is smooth to the touch, as this flatness will make cleaning a breeze. You can also use specially formatted paint which boasts an inbuilt resistance to mould.
Choose Wall-Mounted Fixtures
Cleaning around the toilet and sink can be incredibly unpleasant, but you can avoid that task by installing wall-mounted models. Since these don’t connect to the floor there’s nowhere for grime to build up, and the unbroken floor space will be much simpler to clean. You can even mount bathroom accessories– such as toilet brushes -to the wall.
In addition to the toilet and sink, consider wall-mounted faucets. Instead of having residue collecting around the bottom, it will flow straight into the sink, and wiping down the whole surface will take far less time without the fiddly obstruction of a tap.
Take these points into account during your remodelling process, and you’ll thank yourself every time you effortlessly clean your new bathroom.