Choosing a practical corner for the bathroom
The bathroom is a room where moisture is constantly concentrated. It settles on the walls, accumulates in corners and niches, gets to places where there is no way to eliminate it. For example, if there is at least a small gap between the bathroom and the wall, water will penetrate there during showering or other water procedures, and this leads to the appearance of fungus and mold. To avoid this, it is most convenient to use the corners for the bathroom. They are divided into two main types: the first are mounted on top of the tile, the second are stacked under it. Each of them has its advantages and disadvantages.
PVC overhead angles
More common and economical option - a corner for a bathroom made of polyvinyl chloride, which is installed over the edge of the bath and tiles.This method is suitable for those who want to change only the bath, without spoiling the laid tiles. The installation of this skirting board can be done independently. First you need to clean the surface where the product will be installed, from dust and dirt, and then carefully dry it. It is necessary to fill the gap with a sealant (now often acrylic mixtures are used for this), allow it to dry. Measure the length and width of the bathroom, according to these data, trim the borders of the desired length. The edges of the bath can be covered with paint tape, so as not to stain it with glue. Apply "liquid nails" to the bathroom corner and press it as hard as possible onto the treated surface. The stronger and longer the pressure, the better the plinth will hold. In the place where the cut edges come into contact, it is necessary to install special connecting elements. If after the performed operations appeared gaps, they must also be treated with a sealant.
Corner for a self-adhesive bath is referred to as overhead, but it does not require "liquid nails" for its installation. This border has already applied a layer of glue, which manifests its properties when heated.
At the relative cheapness this material has a number of lacks: in due course it can turn yellow from influence of hot water, to start to be peeled off, and also to propagation of a mold. Many users argue that in the original form of such a corner for the bathroom will last about a year.
Mounting the angle under the tile
The corner, which is installed under the tile, is more practical, because it will last a long time and will be protected from moisture. However, its installation is carried out only during the cladding of walls and preferably by the hands of an experienced master. Of course, this affects the price, but the result will stay about five years unchanged. Such corners are made of PVC or ceramic. The first must necessarily be covered with tiles, and the latter can be used as an independent decorative element. The gaps between the tiles are sealed with a special mixture to protect the joints, trowel, which for a long time will protect the corner from mold.
More practical is the option to install a corner for the bathroom under the tile - it is less visible and prone to moisture, and also more durable. But if your plans do not include a large-scale renovation of the bathroom, an overhead corner will do. And if you entrust its installation to a professional, this element of decoration will be insignificantly inscribed in the bathroom interior.