Typically, the final stage of repair the apartment is the transformation of the toilet. A serious approach to the solution of the problem will allow us to work on a qualitative level and will provide long-term operation of sanitation facilities without any additional work. Having studied the sequence of work performed, and poring over the details of finishing of the toilet tiles will not disappoint you the result of the effort.
Options for finishing the toilet a lot, most popular and best solution – purchase a tile. Bothering when purchasing about the quality of the material, you will save time of the repair, you will avoid additional fitting of non-standard sizes and as a reward get a welcome new interior without flaws. Tiles used for finishing the toilet, has a lot of advantages:
- Is environmentally friendly material does not emit toxic fumes over time and does not harm the health of residents.
- Tile is resistant to corrosive substances, allows to keep clean the toilet on a high level, without losing an attractive appearance.
- Provides a wide range of finishes toilet. Application designer above contributes to the transformation of space and concealment of certain defects.
- Reasonable pricing.
Before you go shopping, you should do a rough calculation of the required material. The consumption depends on the version of the installation, there may be several:
The tile for finishing the toilet is purchased with stock options falling marriage or damage during cutting has not been canceled. Traditional masonry is more economical, enough to buy top of the calculated amount of 10-15% of the material. Diagonal is the best option to insure 20% of the stock of tiles.
Ceramic tile allows you to finish bathrooms in a wide range of color palettes. The material can have a glass or mirror surface, to have a picture or tactile bumps. A rich assortment provides the opportunity to stay on the option that a long time will delight the owners of housing. Toilet with uneven walls, the asymmetric planes or arch best suited finish mosaic tiles. A small room are advised to secure light shades with a glossy surface. Adherents of the futuristic direction with a sufficient area of the toilet will appeal to finish with the use of cool neutral tones. In this case, you should take care of quality lighting.
Granite has high strength and is mainly used for finishing floors. Innovative ideas designers are increasingly offering such material for the wall design in the bathroom. Increased the size of the tiles contribute to a more rapid installation. Looks interesting option, when the floor and bottom half of walls tiled in one color and the top half another color. Looks original finish porcelain tiles that mimic wood flooring.
Textured tile is another modern trend in the interior of the toilet. Often it is used for interior accent walls, covering the other surface of the solid material. The same place in the design of the toilet is colored tile with ornament.
Tile «metro» or «hog», imitating the form of bricks, in addition to finishing the apron in the kitchen is widely used in the lining of toilet. Increasingly, along with the standard horizontal masonry designers offer vertical finishes on the floor kind of looks «herringbone» of neat bricks. When choosing tile for the floor, take care of its rough surface. Slippery option for a toilet creates a risk of injury. A popular decision last time – a dark grout on light tile. The shortage of skills is better to stay on the classic version of the tile finish to toilet.
The amount of work prior to the finishing depends on the state of the toilet, whether it is in a new building or is located in an old residential Fund. The primary step is to ensure the availability of all necessary instruments, appliances and materials, not to increase the uncomfortable period of repairs in the toilet. Consider the order of actions in a standard situation has long operated housing:
- repair is not quite complete, without replacing old water and sewer pipes;
- the walls are relieved from the previous finishing material;
- plaster will help to get rid of irregularities and cracks on the side surfaces of the toilet;
- after complete drying of the walls covered with primer, this enhances the antiseptic and adhesive properties;
- with the level determined by the irregularities of the floor in the toilet;
- significant discrepancies are eliminated by using the tie, the slight variations are removed with a solution for tile.
The design of the future interior of the toilet is better to plan on paper, laying out all the nuances.
In the absence of baseboards, trim toilet tile starts from the floor. Their presence allows to change the order of work and start from the walls.
Given the small size of the toilet, you should be prepared to trim floor tiles in large quantity. Option when an older toilet remains in place, will require additional work on the fit of the material to the installed plumbing. To obtain the harmonious design of the toilet is possible with the symmetry in the arrangement of the tiles on the floor. Based on the recommendations of experts, work is carried out in the following sequence:
- To determine the Central weld line marks the middle of the room.
- The floor starts at the door to the opposite side.
- Depending on the size of the room, the classic laying large tiles are available in two options. On the small square it is better to put at the center of one tile and then on the sides use cut. Larger area from the center line to lay two tiles in different directions, then applying the trimming on the sides.
- Each attached item thoroughly check the level and promptly eliminate any horizontal deflection.
- Of small things make up the overall picture of the interior of the toilet, so it is important to form even gaps between the tiles. Their optimal width is 2 mm, to facilitate compliance with size plastic crosses that are installed between tiles.
After laying tiles on the floor of the toilet time is needed for solidification of solution. Full drying time is 2-3 days, it depends on the temperature of the air in the apartment.
Consider the traditional option of finishing the tile walls of the toilet:
- Adhering to the conditions that to consider the veneer obtained in face-to-doorway, the work begins with the side walls of the door -.
- Level from the floor is drawn horizontal and vertical line. If the floor of the toilet has not yet been prepared, for laying the first row against the wall screwed profile.
- The first tile is placed strictly along the marked lines, then finish moving to the end wall. Do not forget to regularly control the vertical and horizontal level.
- Similarly, working with floor tiles, a gap width of 2 mm are formed using plastic crosses.
- Finishing of section of the wall above the doorway is carried out using Reiki, fixed horizontally above the door.
- After laying on the side wall are transferred to the end portion. The finish is carried out in two variants. First – starting from the Central seam by the different parties. The second is to move the riser from the free corner. In this case the lining material is spent more economically. Unsightly pieces of tile closed frame, which masked the standpipes.
- At the final stage of finishing the toilet is ready for grouting. Residues are easily removed with a damp cloth or sponge.
The success of quality finish toilets – compliance with all the conditions in the preparatory and main stages of work.