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Materials Options for Your Bathroom Renovation

Determing the Correct Material Options for Your Bathroom Renovation

So, you’re ready to remodel your bathroom? This is a fantastic project that will bring a lot of joy and relief into your life. There’s nothing quite like seeing a poorly-used space turn into something magically functional and aesthetically pleasing.

However, in order to properly prepare for your bathroom renovation, you’ll need to start considering materials early in the process. If you wait to pick out all of your bathroom renovation materials, you may find that you exceed your budget in the end. Be sure to chat in depth with your bathroom designer about not only your budget, but also the specific materials that you want in your new bathroom. A bathroom designer will help you to select materials for your bathroom renovation project that will meet your budget.

Flooring options

Believe it or not, tiles actually come in a variety of styles. If you’re not a bathroom renovation expert, you probably wouldn’t know that tiles come in natural stone, porcelain and ceramic varieties. Ceramic tiles often have more texture to prevent slippage. Natural stone is also a great option if you’re looking for a bathroom floor that won’t get too terribly slippery when wet.

Some people opt out of tiles altogether for their bathroom renovation and instead decide to go with hardwood floors. Be sure to talk with your bathroom designer and your contractor to ensure that your hardwood floors are sealed properly for your bathroom.

Other options for bathroom floors include carpet, or vinyl. However, carpeting can easily mold and vinyl is not the most upscale choice.

Countertop options

Bathroom vanity tops are an essential part of any bathroom renovation project. Your bathroom countertop receives a heavy load of morning rush hour traffic from adults and kids alike. You want to make sure that you have a surface that is easy to clean and won’t stain easily. However, it’s equally important that your countertops are durable and will stand the test of time.

Granite and marble are two excellent choices for a bathroom redesign. These two countertop materials are classy and durable. However, granite will need to be sealed and both of these options are much pricier than going with a laminate option.

Laminate is by far the most economical option for bathroom countertops. Laminate comes in a variety of styles and colors and can stand up to water and spills.

Bathroom fixtures

Toilets, sinks, bathtubs and showers are definitely the major components of any bathroom. You can easily spend thousands or tens of thousands of dollars on the most luxurious fixtures available. Again, if you’re not a bathroom designer, you probably don’t realize the immense number of options you have in terms of bathroom fixtures.

Shower fixtures can include body sprayers, rain shower heads, dual fixtures, combo mounts, or your typical shower head. And within these categories you can choose from economy models to the absolute pinnacle of luxury in shower fixtures.

Sinks and faucets are another type of bathroom fixture that you’ll need to consider. Think about how many people use the bathroom at once, and you may find that you need multiple sinks for early rush hour bathroom traffic.

Of course, who could forget the toilet. Many bathroom designers prefer to hide the toilet in a separate room, but no matter where you put it, you’ll need to decide what type of toilet is right for you. Toilets also come in a full range of sizes and colors. There are also options for those with disabilities, which would include handrails, or different sizes. No matter your budget, there is definitely a toilet for you.