The comfort of each family depends heavily on properly planned repairs in the bathroom. Success in repairing the bathroom will be achieved only with your direct participation. Only you know your preferences in style and color, and only you determine the order of redevelopment and the necessary functionality of the bathroom.
When repairing the bathroom, the first thing to do is to turn off all plumbing.
Think about everything to the smallest detail, determine the order of repair and then applying the correct sequence of repairs in the bathroom will bring you joy not only in the end, but also in the process of its implementation. And it does not depend on who is the repairer of the bathroom, you or a trusted assistant.
Sequence of repair
The plan includes the following stages.
It will significantly reduce downtime during the repair and will allow it to be made in the optimal time. This is the main preparatory stage of the bathroom repair:
When planning repairs, the bathroom must be carefully measured.
- Reflection on the general issues of bathroom repair, such as redevelopment, style, color, the need to replace the basic bathroom plumbing, the replacement of pipes on risers and the associated contract with neighbors, the transfer of the towel, etc.
- Planning of functional "trifles", very important in the subsequent operation of the bathroom. These "trifles" include: the choice of the direction of opening the doors, the location of the overlapping water valves, the convenient fastening of the inspection door for maintenance of water meters, the possibility of a fan with a delay to turn off, the device of a "warm floor", finding out the safe, convenient and aesthetic place of attachment of sockets and adapters for connecting water, possible connection of the function "bidet" to the toilet, etc.
- Measurement of the bathroom and drawing in the scale drawing with a view from above, on which to indicate the plumbing, electrical lighting, appliances, doors, a possible hanging cupboard, shelf,
- Calculation of estimates for the purchase of the necessary plumbing, the required number of pipes and components, electrical wiring, construction materials (tiles, panels, frieze, glue, grout, primer, leveling mixture, mounting profile, etc.), comparison with their financial capabilities.
- Selection, purchase of necessary sanitary equipment and order of building materials (tiles, panels, etc.), which require a certain delivery time.
So, prepare the following security tools and tools:
- perforator with a chisel and drills;
- Bulgar with disks on steel and concrete;
- the rule is 1.5-2 m;
- tool for the installation of pipes;
- self-tapping screws with dowels.
Protect all the door openings with a film so that dust does not spread from the bathroom throughout the apartment. The following works are performed:
The scheme of collector distribution of pipes in the bathroom.
- Dismantling of old sanitary ware. If you save something, then do it carefully, protecting the front surfaces. Cleaning of the walls, floor and ceiling surfaces (if necessary) from the old cladding. Demolition or neat cutting of part of the partition (if the bathroom needs a redevelopment).
- Replacement and supply of pipes to the necessary points of water intake (use, where necessary, hidden laying of pipes), possible transfer of the heated towel rail. To the bathroom was pleased in small things, take into account the level of future lining when installing water adapters with internal threads in places of hidden wire.
- Replacement of electrical wiring. The bathroom "requires" double-insulated wiring and the presence of a ground wire. If the latter is not available, then during the repair of the bathroom, take care of installing after the electric meter a residual current device - RCD. The rule of installing the sub-wallers in the level with the future cladding acts as in the previous paragraph.
- Installation of a wall from the profile and plasterboard waterproof sheets in place of the door in case the bathroom was combined with a toilet. Forming a new opening and installing a new door. Do not forget to protect it, so that during the repair in the bathroom it will not damage its surface.
- Preparation of the surfaces of walls and floor. This operation is one of the important conditions for quality repair in the bathroom. It keeps the volume of the bathroom, in comparison with other methods. Solve the problem of fighting mold by special means. Prime the walls and floor before leveling. Align the surface of the lighthouses (both purchased and "rubbed"). At the same time, lay the "warm floor" system (if you planned it in the bathroom repair order) and level it.
The most interesting of the three stages of bathroom repair. Every day the bathroom looks better, and it inspires you to strive for new successes. So, prepare the following tool:
Tools for bathroom repair.
- Drill with drill bits for metal;
- tile cutting machine;
- crosses remote 1.5 mm for walls, 2-3 mm for tiles on the floor;
- wedges for seams;
- mixer nozzle;
- perforator with drills for concrete;
- screwdriver or better screwdriver with bits;
- spatula for tiles;
And follow this sequence of bathroom repair in the final stage:
- Finishing the walls of the bathroom. If you lay the tile, then show sensitivity to each, maintaining the horizontal and vertical arrangement of the seams. Be persistent and consistent in repairing the room, immediately remake the unevenly laid tiles, especially at the beginning of its installation. Take note of the cross-method of applying glue to the tile and the wall. Press the rule at the same time for 2-3 tiles. If the adhesive is pressed gently, the adhesive does not protrude through the seams, which must remain clean for subsequent application of the grout. Use the level, crosses and wedges to achieve the ideal location of the tiles. The seams between the tiles well help to hide its inconspicuous geometric deviations. If you glue the walls with PVC panels, then apply glue through 70-100 mm and then the bathroom acquires "monolithic" walls.
- Ceiling installation. Install the mounting profiles in the level, cover it with panels, not forgetting about the lighting. Glue the frieze.
- Laying of floor tiles. The bathroom looks good if the whole tile starts from the door. Wipe the seams.
- Installation and connection of plumbing, installation of a locker near the sewer riser.
Possible nuances, but this sequence of repairing the bathroom will help make the work more productive!