Quite often, the bathroom is very limited, so unclosed communications in such conditions look very unattractive. That is why many owners resort to the decision to decorate the pipes, but before that it is important to decide what method of work to use.
Scheme of the construction of gypsum board for hiding pipes.
Methods of disguise
If it is necessary to hide the pipes of the sewerage system that have a significant diameter, then you can use a mosaic for this purpose, which is pasted with a compound to work with this coating, but it is recommended to cover the pipes with a light-colored paint, otherwise the dark base will be visible through the transparent finish.
In the presence of vertically positioned pipes, they can be sealed with polyurethane-based stucco molding. The advantage of this solution is the ability to dismantle the decor if it is necessary to repair the pipeline system. Before the installation process, the material can be cut with a hacksaw.
With a small area of the room, the best way to decorate the pipes is to install the system in the wall. Those areas of pipes that have a thread, it is better not to hide in the wall, because in this case it will not be possible to avoid the formation of condensation, and if a leak occurs, it will be necessary to dismantle the lining.
In order to hide the pipes in the wall, in the necessary places it will be necessary to equip the shrouds, in which the pipes will be laid. You can make such grooves by means of a grinder, which can be replaced by a chisel.
Scheme of a horizontal box for hiding pipes.
If it is supposed to level the wall with gypsum cardboard, you can hide the pipes in the hollow space of the frame, and in the sheet of drywall make a slot for the exit of the pipe. After the pipes have been laid in prepared shtroby, the surface must be covered with plaster, after which it will be possible to start laying the tiles.
To carry out the work it is necessary to prepare:
Close the pipes can be paneled, for this you first need to determine what distance from the wall to the decorative surface should be. Then you can start installing the hangers on the wall. Their distance from each other should be equal to the limit of 300-600 mm. Mounting must be done with a drill and dowels. Then you can start fixing metal profiles, while using the level.
Begin to install the panels from the door, their mounting must be done vertically. The drill needs to be screwed to the mounting profile using a press washer. In order to hide the edges and angular rotations, it is necessary to apply additional profiles, which are represented by a starting strip, plinths and corner elements. After completing the installation of the area of joints that are located near the sources of moisture, it should be treated with silicone sealant.
As an alternative solution, you can use roller shutters, which are becoming more common today. This solution will be more practical if you compare with all other methods, as the system will allow access to the internal space for repair.
In order to install roller blinds, it is necessary to align the wall. The installation involves the installation of a metal profile according to the same principle as described above. Then you can install the guides and the box, and on the drum shaft it is necessary to strengthen the lamellae. It is more preferable to entrust these works to professionals.