Our tips for a smooth and seamless shower
- 1 To coat the walls of the shower, it's not just the floor as the ideal coating. In the bathroom, polished concrete and laminated panels to end the seals so hard to maintain. For the concrete floor - mixture of cement, sand, pigments and adjuvants, two layers are sufficient on the tile for the restyle. No more complicated laminated panels arise over an old earthenware for express renovation. Follow our tips for a decorative waterproof shower with waxed concrete decorative panels ...
To coat the walls of the shower, it's not just the floor as the ideal coating. In the bathroom, polished concrete and laminated panels to end the seals so hard to maintain. For the concrete floor - mixture of cement, sand, pigments and adjuvants, two layers are sufficient on the tile for the restyle. No more complicated laminated panels arise over an old earthenware for express renovation. Follow our tips for a decorative waterproof shower with waxed concrete decorative panels ...
Tired of joints that age well and turn black? Replace your current tiles with waxed concrete or laminated panels. With the promise of a clean bathroom for many years!
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The tiling is not the ideal coating for bathrooms
The tile is beautiful, but difficult to maintain, because the seals always end up old and stain, the more rapidly the shower is used frequently and the bathroom poorly ventilated. You insist? Choose tiles rectified edges, which allow a minimum joint, and prefer large formats (up to 150 x 300 cm for Fiandre or Porcelanosa). Otherwise, you can choose a decorative concrete or waterproof panels.
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The concrete coating " Mortex Color " applies to the floor and wall, and adheres to the tiles. It takes many aspects according to the gesture of the applicator. Here, realization of the architects of Studio KO. 64 colors, from 100 euros per m2, including installation, Beal.
The polished concrete: a clean and decorative coating for shower
mixture of cement, sand, pigments and additives, the decorative coating covers smoothly old tiles. It is applied in two thin layers on a stable and clean substrate (plaster, MDF, marine plywood ...) to dress the walls, floor or washstand. In the shower, if it is not already tiled floors, a preliminary sealing is required, in particular on the plaster (even waterproof). However, a loan to tile panel can be coated directly, if he is quality, that is to say, hard and dense (type Wedi or Lazer). Like a natural stone, decorative concrete floor must be protected with a waterproof and, like her, he patina over time. Price aside, count at least 90 euros per m2, including installation. Wide range of colors in Mercadiers Marius Aurenti or Beal.
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This walk-in shower was entirely covered with waxed concrete (walls and floor). We used the mortar Smooth finish Marius Aurenti, waterproof and easy to maintain. Its color Pearl Gray, combined with light wood and white ceramic, gives a warm and contemporary character to this large bathroom. From 90 to 150 euros / m2 including installation, by a skilled craftsman (from 15 m2).
The concrete coating " EBC " of Mercadiers comes in 72 colors (here, Almond and Moket). It is applied in two layers, even on tiles. From 48 euros per m2 excluding installation in 2 mm thick.
Cladding panels to renovate his bathroom quickly
Waterproof and large format, they advantageously replace the tiles on the ground and the wall. They arise over an old earthenware for express renovation. Color is honored with acrylic (Madreperla, from 55 euros per m2) while the laminate imitates stone, concrete, slate or tile (BERRYALLOC, from 55 euros per m2 ). High-end, the solid surface such as Corian DuPont, the Krion Porcelanosa Cosentino Silestone or, offer a wide variety of finishes and colors (from 250 euros per m2).
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Waterproof laminated panels " Wall&Water " offer a range of 28 decors. With an appropriate installation system, they can cover an existing shower. 55 euros per m2, BERRYALLOC.
The bathroom of this house was Portuguese, made by interior designer Vera Iachia, has a polished concrete floor, the slightly bluish gray steel was made to measure. Basically, a walk-in shower with a large glass shower screen with straight edges. Mortar end smoothed Marius Aurenti from 90 to 150 euros / m2 including installation.
This bathroom has been completely renovated with a polished concrete selected in two shades of gray to create a sense of depth and contrast. The walls, floor, furniture, container and the wall of the walk-in shower were first coated with a special undercoat. Once the applied mortar, we had two translucent filler layers and then three layers of a high resistance aspect satin finish. A painstaking work for a stunning result! Price for a construction 5 m2: 24,90 EUR underlayment + 69,90 EUR + 16,90 EUR mortar pigment + 24.90 euros sealer + 44.90 euros finish. The Decorative Concrete, Home Deco.