When you have little kids, you know that everything can turn into a disaster in just a matter of seconds; especially when you're not watching. To make sure that you create a kid-friendly bathroom that is durable, resilient, but still looks good, there are a few things you will want to talk to your bathroom contractor about. From using waterproof flooring adhesive to avoiding wallpaper near the bathtub, here is a list of things to include and exclude from your children's bathroom remodel project.
Use Waterproof Flooring Adhesive
Kids and bathtubs can make a very dangerous combination; especially when you put multiple kids in the bath. To make sure that your tile flooring is as durable and water-resistant as possible, make sure to talk to your contractor about using a waterproof flooring adhesive. These types of adhesives will help ensure that you don't have any problems with tile lifting up and peeling if your floor gets wet. Essentially, having a waterproof flooring adhesive will help keep moisture out of the underlayment (which can cause mold), and it will keep your flooring lasting for longer.
While you don't necessarily want to leave puddles of water on the tile after bath time, you can rest assured that the flooring will withstand all the splashing around from your little ones.
Use Bathtub With a Built-In Surround
Custom tile work is very pretty, but if it is installed incorrectly it can get water behind it, which can cause mold and other types of water damage. To play it safe, consider just getting a bathtub with an insert attached to it so that you don't even have to worry about your kids splashing too much and getting water behind the tile. Even though these surrounds may not be as beautiful, they can be hidden behind a cute shower curtain.
Wallpaper is a fun way to add texture and dimension to any space in your house; especially a kids' space. While floor-to-ceiling wallpaper is really cute in a bathroom, it's not very durable. For example, if your kids are splashing a ton and they get water on the wallpaper, it can start to peel up. If you still want to add some wallpaper to your kids' bathroom, consider doing it halfway up and then doing something like wainscoting on the bottom instead.
Creating a childproof bathroom doesn't have to be difficult, but it does take a few tips and tricks. To learn more about things like waterproof flooring adhesive, reach out to your bathroom contractor today.