Overhauling your bathroom is quite a job, especially if you want to crack on and get things done yourself. To ensure that your renovation work goes as smoothly as possible, we have put together some step-by-step instructions to help you get started on your project.
Step 1: Planning
Perhaps you’ve been dreaming of a new bathroom for years, and now you finally have the chance to get started! We’re as excited as you, but hold your horses before you do anything first. Does your idea match the room? Is the idea practical? Is your idea able to fit into the bathroom scale? Make a scale floorplan to see how things fit together. Choose your sanitary fixtures beforehand, and make a note of the dimensions. Then, put little “models” of your sanitary fixtures, to the same scale as your floorplan, and you can start fitting things together like a jigsaw puzzle! Remember to mark the locations of your heating and lighting connections. And one more tip: make a note of whether your doors and windows open inwards or outwards. You won’t want to end up with a door that is unable to fully open.
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Step 2: Buy everything you need before dismantling your old bathroom
If you only have one bathroom, you’ll want to make sure that your renovation work comes along well. Before you start dismantling your old bathroom, it’s a good idea to seek out everything that you’ll need. Perhaps you have a specific style in mind that’s difficult to find, maybe you need to wait for delivery. Get everything that you need first, then you’ll be ready for the real work!
Step 3: Double check all pipes and tubing
Once you’ve dismantled everything, you’ll have a good overview of where all of your supply taps and waste pipes are, so you can easily check that they are still working. If you see signs of rust scale build-up, or the taps are difficult to open and close, it might be advisable to replace them. You can also fit new tubing and waste pipes if need be. If you’d like to save energy, make sure that the tubing is as short as possible, and never fitted at a 90° angle, as this can more readily lead to blockages.
Step 4: Plaster the walls and ceiling
Bathrooms are damp places, so it’s important to adapt your material to ensure that damp problems, mould and cracks are avoided. You should choose plaster or moisture-resistant plasterboard and seek the advice of a professional. This may increase your costs, but at least you’ll be reassured of life-long quality. If you’re fitting tiles to the walls, you can do worse than to fit them with cement, which offers greater water resistance than straightforward plastering.
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Step 5: Lay your screed
If you’re giving your bathroom a whole new design, you’ll probably have fitted new pipes or tubing, so it’s a good idea to lay a new screed or concrete floor. The golden rule is always to give it plenty of time! The floor needs to dry out before your press ahead with the next step. Don’t need new pipes or tubing? Then you can skip this step!
Step 6: Combine your design with a luxury floor
Who says that your bathroom can’t be warm and cosy? LURF offers 100% water-resistant floors to help ensure that your design is unique. If you’re renovating, LURF is exceptionally thin, making them perfect for the job. You can even lay them on top of existing, level floor coverings. And with Scratch Guard and Stain Guard protective technology, your resilient floor is up for any challenge and a dream to keep clean.
Stylish range from natural stone, warm wood tones to whitened wood — whatever you choose, we have a floor that you’ll love.
Step 7: Finish everything off with your installations
You’re nearly there! The final step in your bathroom overhaul is to fit your sanitary fixtures, hot water tank and accessories. Make sure to join everything afterwards to keep it all watertight.
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