Once you’ve dismantled everything, you’ll have a good overview of where all of your supply taps and waste pipes are, so you can easily
. If you see signs of lime scale build-up, or the taps are difficult to open and close, it might be wise to
them. You can also fit new tubing and waste pipes if need be. If you’d like to save energy, make sure that the tubing is as short as possible, and never fitted at a 90° angle, as this can more readily lead to blockages.
Bathrooms are damp places, so it’s important to adapt your material to ensure that damp problems, mould and cracks are avoided. You should choose plaster or moisture-resistant plasterboard
and seek the advice of a specialist. This may increase your costs, but at least you’ll be reassured of life-long quality. If you’re fitting tiles to the walls, you can do worse than to fit them with cement mortar
, which offers greater water resistance than straightforward plastering.
Step 5: Lay your screed
If you’re giving your bathroom a whole new design, you’ll probably have fitted new pipes or tubing, so it’s a good idea to lay a new screed or concrete floor. The golden rule is always to give it plenty of time! The floor needs to dry out before your press ahead with the next step. Try to follow this rule of thumb:
<4 cm = 1 week per cm
5 cm = 6 weeks of drying time
6 cm = 8 weeks of drying time
>6 cm = 8 + 4 weeks per additional cm
No new pipes or tubing? Then you can skip this step!
Step 6: Combine your design with a luxury floor
Who says that your bathroom can’t be warm and cosy? Quick-Step offers 100% bathroom-resistant floors to help ensure that your design is unique. If you like laminate, then you can put that in your bathroom too! You can now choose a watertight laminate with HydroSeal technology — our Impressive (Ultra) and Majestic laminate floors all have water-repellent technology. If you’re renovating, our luxury vinyl floors are exceptionally thin, making them perfect for the job. You can even lay them on top of existing, level floor coverings. And with Scratch Guard and Stain Guard protective technology, your laminate and vinyl floor tiles are up to any challenge and a dream to keep clean.
Stylish thanks to natural stone, warm thanks to oak or walnut, fresh thanks to whitened wood — whatever your choose, we have a floor that you’ll love.
Step 7: Finish everything off with your installations
You’re nearly there! The final step in your bathroom overhaul is to fit your sanitary installations
, hot water tank and accessories. Make sure to joint everything afterwards to keep it all watertight.