Bathroom

Bathroom Caulking Guide

Caulking in bathrooms serves two basic functions; first as a sealant against moisture ingression, and secondly, to provide a visually pleasing surface on joints, such as between fixtures and wall or floor finish material. Caulk is no substitute for careful detailing and workmanship, which should solve most moisture and visual problems, but there are always situations where some caulking is required.

Bathroom Ventilation Fans

Bathroom Ventilation Ceiling FanNot all bathrooms need a ventilation fan; most building codes specify that if a window in the bathroom can be opened and has an opening area equal to at least 10 percent of the room’s floor area, a ventilation fan is not required.

While opening a window to bring in fresh air, as opposed to operating an electrical fan, is arguably more energy efficient, (though not necessarily in cold climates), there are other considerations. If the home has small children, safety plays a role, and for the elderly and handicapped, accessibility and ease of use come into play.

Tile Shims for Bathtub Installation

If you are planning to renovate your bathroom and completely do it yourself then you will need to consider all of the materials that you will need to use before planning anything.

Acrylic Bathtub Installation

If you are renovating your bathroom or overhauling the features in there at the moment then you have probably worked out that it is cheaper to do it yourself by now. In fact, it can cost just a fraction of the price of employing a company to install all of your fixtures and fittings for you.

Waterproof Membranes for Bathrooms

Waterproof membranes for bathrooms are used for protecting the underlying subfloor from the infiltration of moisture. Your subflooring will be of concrete or wood (generally, those are the two most common building materials for that situation). In either case, you do not want water building up on it. In the case of concrete, the water will sit there and promote the growth of mold. This can lead to bad odors and health problems. With wood, there is the added risk of rot.

Trench Drains