Getting a New Bathroom? Don’t Forget the Walls!

Walls are supposed to last forever. If needed, you can put up new paint or replace the wallpaper. At least, these are the only options for most parts of the house. For the kitchen and the bathroom, wall tiles can also be used for a distinctive decorative effect.

Different Tiles Offer Various Looks

Tiles are made of different kinds of materials that range from solid pieces of marble, granite, or ceramic, as well as other materials. The tile material is an important consideration as they behave differently from one another. Some types of tiles keep their lustre with minimal cleaning. Others are almost waterproof, while some are easier to clean than others.

For instance, one of the most versatile materials is marble. You can have a big slab of marble for a kitchen table top, matching the kitchen wall tiles. Marble can also be used for the bathroom, as flooring or even as wall panels. Granite is just like marble, but it can be more versatile. Unlike marble, granite does not fade. Marble requires a thorough buffing when the colours fade, peeling away the surface. This is usually caused by a form of leaching due to moisture and water drops left to dry.

Preparing the Wall

For most bathroom installations, the problem of water damage is most common in the shower, as compared to a bathtub. When choosing a shower stall, you should pay close attention to the walls because this is not exactly a part of the installation. However, they do play an important role in the integrity of your shower.

You have to fix the wall first, and make sure that it is waterproof. The civil works should also include any waterproofing on the flooring. Alternatively, you can put up a shower wall panel of your choice design. Putting up a shower is really easy. Unfortunately, to make sure that the walls do not get water damaged due to the shower, adequate precautions should be taken. Even if a shower was formerly located in the new shower stall space, it is a good idea to double check and do the necessary civil works.

Glam it Up!

Walls provide the broad strokes for the rest of the house’s theme or ambience. They also serve as canvas for decorations. Blank empty walls are where we hang paintings, portraits, pictures and frames. There are only a few places where work needs to be done, but all in all, walls are useful as places that you can paint, colour or decorate. You can paint a mural in some rooms, like those for children, a playroom, or even a den. A plain painted wall is a wall that requires attention due to its barren expanse. You can fill it up with anything you fancy, putting your signature and personality on the wall.

You may not need to place marble panels on most of your walls, or ceramic tiles for that matter, although having framed decorative tiles is a common decor, which can be used in any room of the house.