Top 6 Common Mistakes During Bathroom Renovation
The bathroom is one of the important rooms in any house, the room which every modern person utilizes every day in the morning, in order to take a refreshing start of the day and in the evening, in order to relieve fatigue and relax after a busy day. The area of the bathroom is most often small in apartment buildings. In this regard, many owners are faced with the problem of the need for the most appropriate use of the bathroom space. Therefore, bathroom renovations become only a matter of time.
Today we propose you to walk through and repeat the list of top 6 common mistakes which indicated by construction companies in Lahore during bathroom renovations that might come in handy before you start building the bathroom of your dream.
1. Calculation Errors
When calculating the required number of tiles for bathroom renovation, remember that you need to purchase tiles with a margin because in the installation process some of them can be broken for some reason.
For masonry at an angle of 45 degrees, the “excess” should be 15%, and for horizontal rows – at least 10% of the material. Do not throw away the tiles remaining after repair work. Indeed, over time, some fragments may crack or split, and the model you need by that time may already be outdated.
2. Trust but Check
It is quite a common thing (even among reputable manufacturers) that the tile size indicated on the packaging does not coincide with the actual one. Even a slight deviation of 2 to 3 mm in a row of 10-15 tiles will already be clearly visible. The reliable construction companies in Lahore suggest you should first measure a sample of the selected tile before buying
3. Drywall Ceiling
The use of a plasterboard ceiling in the bathroom renovation is allowed only with very good ventilation of the room. The best option for the bathroom ceiling is stretch ceilings. Stretch ceilings are moisture-resistant and there are no spots on them in case of leakage.
4. Slippery Floor
For security reasons, it is better to give preference to textured “lappato” ceramic tiles. Smooth porcelain tiles or other glossy coatings are not suitable for the bathroom. If water gets on them, it is easy to slip.
5. Mistakes in Plumbing
If the plan of bathroom renovations involves the transfer of plumbing, it should be noted that the angle of inclination of the sewer pipe should be 3-5% of the bath or washbasin transferring distance. That is, when removing any plumbing fixture from the sewer riser by 1 meter, it will need to be raised by 3-5 cm.
Lighting is the most important factor in a bathroom renovation. In addition to the main overhead light, you need to take care of lighting at the mirror and at the shower. Here, mirrors with an especially built-in upper or lower backlight are very convenient. It is recommended to use special luminaires with a closed lamp holder to prevent moisture.