A bathroom renovation might seem like a daunting task… where do you begin? With proper planning,renovating your bathroom doesn’t need to be a stressful experience, and just think about the beautiful room you’ll have at the end it.
First consider everything your bathroom renovation will entail, breaking it up into stages. Next, think about exactly what you want in your room, a mood board can help with this. With that knowledge, and especially if you’re on a budget, think about which of the stages you can do yourself. Do you really need to pay someone to rip out your existing room? Installing wall panels is easy… could you do that yourself? Knowing what of your bathroom renovation you can do yourself will help you decide which materials you need to buy.
To help you with your bathroom renovation, we’ve pulled together all our categories, articles, and FAQ’s and put them all in one place. Have a read through to pick up some tips and ideas.
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Frequently asked questions
The cost of fitting a bathroom is dependent on your requirements. Fear not however; if you have a tight budget that you need to stick to then that is totally achievable. To ensure you stick to you budget, first break down what you need into steps, and price up each step. That way you can prioritise what you need and when. Read more in our guide: How much does a bathroom remodel cost?
Installing bathroom wall panels is easy enough to do yourself, if you want to. In most cases it’s simply a case of apply adhesive and sticking the panels to the walls. Read more in our guide: How to install PVC wall panels.
To prevent the mould in a bathroom, it’s important to know what is causing it. Is it a leak or is it lack of ventilation? If it’s leak then you will likely need to get a plumber in to take a look. If it’s lack of ventilation then installing an extractor is often a good way to permanently help the problem, while in the short term opening windows to air the room will help. It is also worth looking at the type of surfaces in your bathroom; porous materials like grouting are prone to harbouring mould, whereas water proof materials like PVC wall panels help prevent mould from growing. Read more in our guide: My bathroom ceiling has black mould growing on It. What should I do?.
To put it simply, yes – PVC wall panels are waterproof. They are made from a non porous plastic which will not allow water to penetrate.When connecting multiple PVC panels using the tongue and groove system for use in web environments, we recommend sealing each join with a small bead of silicone to ensure a watertight seal. We also recommend silicone be used where any edge or corner trims are installed.
Bathroom cladding is very easy to install. Even the most novice of DIYers should be able to complete a basic install. Provided your existing wall surface (including tiles) are sturdy, you can install wall cladding directly over the top. Just apply adhesive and stick the panels on.Read more in our guide: How to install PVC wall panels.
Clever Click vinyl flooring is really easy to install in a bathroom. You need to make sure the floor is level and sturdy (no loose floorboards!) and it’s then a case of clicking each panel into place. You will potentially need to cut some panels if you have a bathroom suite to navigate. Read more in our guide: How to install vinyl flooring.
Whilst that does depend on your bathroom setup, in most cases you can absoutely have underfloor heating in your bathroom. Our range of Clever Click vinyl flooring is designed to work perfectly with underfloor heating.
Bathroom cladding is another name for PVC bathroom wall panels. They can be hollow PVC panels, or solid core panels depending on the range you’re looking at. All provide a waterproof surface that is easy to keep clean.
This is one of the most common questions we get asked.
Provided that all the tiles are securely fixed to the wall and are flat, then yes you can install bathroom panels over existing tiles. Some tiles, such as border tiles, will have 3D designs on them; to ensure a perfect installation, we recommend removing any such tiles before you install the bathroom panels.