Finishing the bathroom with plastic panels
What is the popularity?
Traditionally, many owners choose ceramics, namely, ceramic tile as the material for finishing the bathroom. And there are good reasons for this: firstly, this material is unpretentious in operation, and secondly, it is very resistant to moisture and temperature fluctuations. But lately, the finishing of the bathroom is gaining popularity with plastic panels. Why this material "conquers" more and more apartments, you will learn in this article.
Characteristics of the material
Finishing the bathroom wall panels is different in that it allows you to save money on their installation. Moreover, along with the fast installation, the cost of the material itself is sometimes 2 times lower than the cost of the same ceramic tile.
Finishing the bathroom with plastic panels - the main advantages:
- Increased resistance to moisture and sudden changes in temperature.
- A wide range of textures and colors.
- Safety and environmental friendliness of the material.
- Quick and easy installation.
- Low cost.
- Unlike ceramics, plastic is more resistant to various mechanical damage.
And with the right choice of plastic panels will become not only a functional element of the finish, but will also please the eye of their owners every day. Let's figure out how to choose this material.
Criterias of choice
First of all, decide in what color the panels will be finished on the bathroom. Photos of materials you can see in any specialized store, where later for you will order the appropriate color and pattern. When choosing tones it is important to consider the size of your bathroom. For example, if you live in a small Khrushchev, it is better to focus on the purchase of products of lighter colors and shades. Finishing the bathroom with white plastic panels will increase the space visually. Well, if you are the owner of a multi-storey cottage, the choice of color will not affect the visual reduction or increase in the room. Also, when choosing, pay attention to the various defects of the panels in the form of slots, protrusions and irregularities.And this is not done for the purpose of aesthetic beauty - in these gaps after a couple of months dirt, mold and fungi can form, because even a drop of water contains millions of different microorganisms. Perhaps this is all the selection criteria.
With the choice decided how to proceed with the installation?
Another advantage, which owns the bathroom trim plastic panels, is easy installation. Moreover, almost any owner can cope with this process with a minimum set of tools. The main feature in their installation is the preparation of the wall for installation. Before you begin to repair, you should carefully prepare the surface - dismantle the old coating, remove all irregularities, level and dry. Be sure to buy and process the wall with a special anti-fungal agent. Everything, at this stage it is possible to start installation. And the bathroom is finished with plastic panels using ordinary screws and plastic (can be galvanized) profile.