Every room in the house begins to show its age as time passes, and we are all able to remember the original look of each room, when its anonymous walls were transformed into a personal refuge, until changes and ageing gradually began to show their face. Refreshing the rooms where we live periodically during the course of our lives is something we should not shy away from: it is, in some way, useful both for purely esthetic reasons – a breath of fresh air is calming just to look at – and for health in general, and not just that of the house. Restoring the salubrity of a room has an all-round positive effect on our lives, as long as materials able to guarantee long-lasting reliability are chosen. This is even more true when trying to restore the luster to rooms requiring particular attention: renovation of a bathroom or kitchen, for example, merits high-quality materials which protect safety at all times, and for a long time.
Renovating bathroom floors while saving money
The bathroom, in particular, requires time and money at periodic intervals: this is inevitable, since it is one of the most frequently used areas of the house, and therefore requires greater care to be taken in its management, in order to ensure an appropriate level of hygiene. This frequency inevitably leads to accentuated wear of the materials used in the room: on the floor, common glazed tiles, for example, become dull and lose their appeal, while the grout joints become dirty. Wood – an audacious choice in a bathroom – must be treated frequently to prevent it absorbing water, expanding and lifting and becoming a health and hygiene hazard. Masonry walls can absorb moisture in poorly ventilated bathrooms particularly, causing deterioration and even leading to formation of hazardous molds. It is clear that, particularly for reasons of safety, scheduled reconditioning works will be required, with the risk of high costs. This does not mean that it is not possible to make savings however, but certainly not by choosing poor quality materials: in order to avoid spending painful amounts, and even worse having to do so regularly, it is as important as ever to focus on floor and wall coverings of certified quality, which are guaranteed to be tough and long-lasting even with heavy and intensive use. This will mean they need replacing less frequently, while still guaranteeing the highest levels of performance. Porcelain stoneware is the best choice for bathroom renovations.
Renovating bathroom floors while saving time
Time is money, as the saying goes, and this is very true in residential projects as well: the less time taken, the greater the savings will be both in purely financial terms, as well as long-term stress and worry. Renovation of bathroom floors using Emilgroup porcelain stoneware tiles is undoubtedly the simplest and most practical choice, and allows for a clean installation which minimizes the risk of mistakes and inaccuracies thanks to a wide range of formats – including special pieces such as baseboards and step tiles with corner extensions – designed for the utmost flexibility in combinations. A characteristic guaranteed not only for the technical aspect but also in terms of visual appeal, which never takes second place thanks to different color assortments and design motifs for each solution.
A practical example can be found in the Totalook by Emilceramica collection, the perfect choice for bathroom renovations: inspired by the versatility of resin with a clean and sleek design, this range encompasses a complete range of matching ceramic materials, intended to satisfy the most widely varying interior design needs. Totalook is a design system in its own right, with five elegant colors: Bianco, Sabbia, Grigio, Antracite and Blu Avio, incorporating a meticulous study of the colors and styles of a variety of materials. The association of different materials which can nevertheless be fully coordinated creates a collection whose strength lies in various peculiarities: ResinSoft tiles for example, are soft and comfortable, with a uniform surface ideal for metropolitan interiors in severe, minimalist style; ResinTecnica has outstanding non-slip properties, making it perfect for frequently cleaned spaces; the Incroci motif (40x80) is reminiscent of a honeycomb pattern, which can be fully and hygienically cleaned; the Dolcelinea option (30x60) features a series of multi-level horizontal lines, able to provide a sense of movement to the bathroom walls; ResiNatural, in 120x120 and 60x120 large formats, offers the purity of resin in dialogue with light, for a discreet, elegant environment. Design features are not lacking, with strong geometric rigor which nevertheless marries perfectly with the most recent trends: this is continuous with Cubo (20x20), which offers the collection’s color choices with a profound level of depth; Mosaico Sagoma (30x30) enucleates three cubes for an installation pattern with a strongly three-dimensional character. But the possibilities do not end there. Totalook offers a collection of 30x30 mosaic dot tiles, and majolica tiles, Matt (with matt finish) and Lux (with glossy finish) in 6x24 rectangular format, which allow for complete color combinations, ideal for renovating bathrooms in a more traditional style which does not completely leave out an on-trend touch.