We’re used to seeing concrete in the yard and driveway, but this versatile material is making itself right at home indoors too. Concrete counter tops in the kitchen, and concrete flooring throughout the home are becoming fairly common, but you should be sure not to overlook the bathroom! Concrete is the perfect material for bathrooms, and anyone looking to build a new bathroom or upgrade an existing one needs to speak with a contractor about it.
The biggest consideration when choosing building materials for a bathroom is finding options that can withstand exposure to water. Even if you carefully wipe up the floor every time someone gets out of the shower, accidents are going to happen (overflowing toilets) and condensation from steam is unavoidable, unless you want to take a cold shower year round. Sealed concrete is a water resistant material that can withstand a bathtub full of toddlers. Countertops and even sinks can be done in concrete as well, so you’ll have all your bases covered.
The bathroom can be one of the most difficult places in the house to lay down flooring and countertops. Working around plumbing, bathtubs and other obstacles is time consuming and expensive. Using tile, hardwood or laminate requires you, or your contractor, to make a cut every time you encounter a curve, which is every few inches in the bathroom. Concrete is a much easier material to work with. It is simply poured into forms that can be of any shape and size. The concrete will easily mold around your other structures to create the perfect fit.
An Upscale Retreat
A perfectly finished bathroom is a great compliment to the beauty of your home, and a beautifully serene en suite master bath is practically a requirement. The variety of textures, colors and finishes that can be incorporated using concrete for countertops and flooring give you lots of options for finishing your space. Finished concrete has a high-quality, upscale look that rivals high-end materials such as marble and other natural stone. All of this can be achieved at a fraction of the cost of other materials, and with a much easier installation.
When it comes to the bathroom, there’s no material better suited for the finishing touches than concrete. Its ability to withstand moisture while maintaining a like-new appearance make it the most durable, cost effective material available. The bathroom you create using concrete as your main building material will be so beautiful, you’ll never want to get out of the tub.