A good repair of this room is very important. If the mold or fungus appears in the bathroom, it will have a very negative impact on the health and well-being of the person. As a rule, the walls are tiled, but there are alternative and less expensive ways of repair. On quality it will not be reflected. It is worth to learn more about how to make a bathroom repair without a tile.
The scheme of finishing the bathroom wall with plastic panels.
Tile for many years was the leader and was the most common method of finishing the bathroom. But it was the only existing option. Now the times have changed and other materials have appeared that will cope with the fulfillment of the assigned tasks. First, the material must be durable and high-quality. Secondly, it should have an attractive appearance and ease of maintenance. And, finally, in the third, do not hit too hard on the family budget. Of course, the tile will never go out of fashion and will not lose its relevance and popularity. But if you belong to a cohort of people who often start a bathroom repair, then the tile is not suitable for you because of the high cost and very laborious dismantling.
The easiest way is to finish with plastic panels. In order to do this work yourself, you do not need to have any professional skills. Such material will last you for many years, preserving the original appearance and excellent properties. But in this business there are some nuances that must be taken into account when decorating. Plastic panels can be fastened in three ways: on glue, using self-tapping screws, using special slats.
Parts for mounting plastic panels.
Before you decide, remember that the panels, attached with glue, in the future will be very difficult to dismantle, it is hard to work with screws, you will have to drill countless holes. Thus, it is best to use special racks, which can be purchased at a construction store.
Materials and tools that need to be prepared to repair the bathroom:
- plastic panels;
- building level;
- wooden slats;
- self-tapping screws;
- stationery knife;
Installation of plastic
The first step is the fastening of the crate to the wall. Mounting of horizontal guides starts from the far corner of the wall. You need to get the most flat wall. To achieve this, wooden rails can be placed under the rails of the crate.
The second step is the installation of joints. They are necessary in order to hide the corners of the plastic panels. The joints on the floor are covered with PVC skirting boards. Self-tapping is used for fixing.
The third step is the installation of panels, this process is quite simple. You need to start from the corner. With the hacksaw, the panel is cut to the correct size and attached to the crate by screws.
That's all. Installation of plastic panels is made. But the bathroom can be renovated from other materials.
Sequence of installation of plastic panels.
Instead of tiles, you can use wallpaper. However strange it may sound, this is entirely acceptable. This, of course, is not the most durable way, but it will serve you for a while if you finish the bathroom properly. You can also use self-adhesive film, this material will last a little longer than wallpaper.
Necessary materials and tools:
- moisture resistant glass-fiber wallpaper or vinyl;
- moisture resistant primer;
- glue with antifungal elements;
- silicone sealant.
Before this way, the walls must be treated with special care, paying attention to every centimeter of the room.
- The walls are carefully leveled to the ideal smoothness.
- The next step is to apply a waterproof primer.
- After that, the walls are treated with antifungal compounds.
- Cloth, smeared with glue, should lie down for a few minutes, in the case of vinyl, not only the linen but also the walls are glazed with glue.
- Such wallpaper is not glued lapped, only butt.
- После того как работа будет завершена, необходимо обработать швы. С этой задачей прекрасно справится silicone sealant.
In addition to vinyl wallpaper, apply washable, self-adhesive, liquid, glass pane and wallpaper. The genius of the idea is that you can decorate the room in any style, create a unique, unique design. And if you have changed your mood, it is very easy to fix everything to another, more suitable option.
The next option for repairing the bathroom is painting. Such walls look original and uncommon. A perfect solution for finishing without the participation of ceramic tiles. This method is also good because it is very easy to do the work yourself. And if you comprehend the basics of drawing, you can create a real masterpiece from your bathroom.
Varieties of plastic panels.
For today, when it comes to painting, as a rule, latex paint is used. It has a wide range of colors and moisture resistance.
To implement this idea, you will need:
- Waterproof putty.
- Brushes, roller or spray. But the brushes increase the paint consumption, it is impossible to paint the corners with the roller. The most optimal option is a spray gun. It will provide a perfectly even layer, even application.
First comes the standard preparation of the walls for painting. Removal of the old cladding using sandpaper or a spatula. Then you need to primed the walls. Remove defects with waterproof putty.
Next comes the final treatment with a special antiseptic. After the final drying, the wall is ready for painting.
First of all, the corners and hard-to-reach places are painted, and then the rest of the surface.
Carry out coloring better in several layers: this guarantees a bright, rich color. In addition to latex paint, to repair the bathroom use water-based, acrylic, oil. All kinds of paints have their disadvantages and advantages. But when you apply any of them you will achieve moisture resistance, long-playing color and simplicity in care and cleaning.
In addition to all of the above, there are other ways of repair, such as, for example, finishing plasterboard. This material is cheap, but has excellent noise and heat insulation. Decorative plaster is suitable for people who have excellent taste. Looks like this decoration is elegant and non-standard. The mosaic in the bathroom will cause a pleasant surprise. The tree is also capable of performing all the necessary functions, provided that the correct treatment is used to protect the material from rotting.
As you can see, besides tiles, there are plenty of bathroom finishes. Choose what you have to taste.