When considering installing tiles in your bathroom, the whole decoration can seem like a hugely daunting task. There are so many different types of tile, colour and design, it’s hard to know where to start. Before you get tiles, be prepared to clean them often. Particularly if you have a tiled floor, you might want to look at getting a tile floor steam cleaner, to help keep the tiles in good condition.
If you’re taking on the decoration job yourself, it’s vital that you plan everything out before you start. As they say, preparation is key, and that couldn’t be truer than when it comes to bathroom decoration.
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Measuring for tiles
Tiles can be very tricky to install, especially if you’ve never done it before. It might best to enlist the help of an expert, such as CUTTING EDGE FLOORING SERVICES, if this is your first time.
You should begin by identifying how big your space is. You can do this with a little bit of effort and the following steps:
- Measure the length of the wall area you’ll be tiling
- Measure the width of the wall are you’ll be tiling
- Calculate the area of that wall (length x height)
Now that you have identified which area you will be decorating you can choose your tile. You can work out how many tiles you’ll need to purchase by dividing the area of your chosen wall by the size of your tile.
Once you’ve bought your tiles, now comes the messy part. You’ll more than likely need to make sure your walls are flat and even (which can involve skimming), then you’ll need to install the tiles, all the while making sure that your pattern is straight and that all the tiles are level.
What if there was an easier way to decorate your bathroom walls?
Measuring for cladding
Bathroom wall cladding is an easy alternative to tiles. Instead of worrying if your wall is flat, cladding can be installed on a wall of any condition. Much easier to install than tiles, these panels can transform a small room and give the illusion of space, while keeping your cleaning to a minimum. As there is no grouting in cladding, you can avoid scrubbing mould away on a regular basis.
So, when measuring your walls for cladding you begin the same way you would with tiles, by identifying how big your space is. Follow the same steps as before, but instead of dividing your wall area by the size of a tile to find out how many tiles you need, you just need to consult your cladding providers and buy a set of panels that gives you a little more than you need to decorate your room.
When it comes to installation, all you’ll need is your choice of panels, adhesive (which must be solvent free) and either pins, staples or screws. No skimming or levelling required.
So, there you have it, decorating your bathroom can be so much more than paint and tiles. If you’re looking for a quicker option to wall decoration, which won’t break the bank, why not try wall cladding and see the difference it makes to your bathroom.