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How To Create An Eco-Friendly Bathroom

With growing concern for the environment, home design needs careful thought in terms of water consumption, energy efficiency and use of sustainable materials. Bathrooms are a major source of energy and water consumption, yet it’s a room that needs to be functional. If you’re planning a new bathroom then consider how you can effectively combine aesthetics while helping to reduce your carbon footprint.

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Here are a few ideas for creating a beautiful, yet eco-friendly bathroom:

Low-Flow Fixtures

Toilets consume a high percentage of your household’s water; a dual flush toilet can reduce the need for so much water wastage by 30%. A dual flush fixture incorporates shorter flushes for liquids and a longer flush for solid waste.

A low-flow showerhead can dramatically reduce the amount of water you use without compromising the shower pressure.

Windows

Windows provide natural ventilation, preventing moisture build-up which can eventually lead to mould and damp problems, while also providing natural light, therefore reducing the need for artificial lighting.

Hot showers are mainly responsible for creating a steamy bathroom. Build your shower around a window to reduce the amount of condensation and eliminating the need for a ventilation system.

Other Lighting

If your bathroom doesn’t have a window, the next best thing is a skylight which is a great way of using natural light. If a skylight isn’t possible, consider installing a sun tunnel that passes from the roof to the ceiling, bringing natural light to dark and windowless rooms.

Use low energy LED lights and concentrate them around the vanity unit to limit the use of overhead lights.

Bath Tub

Clawfoot baths are not only very popular, but their sloped design means you can still enjoy a long soak while consuming less water.

Decorating

Recycled glass tiles and countertops create a fresh, clean and smooth surface while making use of sustainable materials.

Use Tadelakt to plaster walls and ceilings; it’s a natural, lime-based material that is produced using the minimum amount of energy and without harmful chemicals.

Tadelakt is water and mould resistant and is sealed using a natural soap solution so it only needs to be cleaned with a sponge and water.

This incredibly eco-friendly plaster releases 80% less CO2 than cement based finishes and actually reabsorbs CO2 during its production, which means less damage to the environment.

Tadelakt creates a beautiful, natural finish to your bathroom while having minimum impact on the environment.

For more information on our range of Tadelakt finishes, contact Tadelakt UK today.

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How To Maximise Your Bathroom Space

Creating a spacious and modern bathroom can be a difficult task. It’s a room we use every day, but most UK bathrooms are small and cramped spaces.

However, with careful thought and planning, there are ways to maximise the space you have, to create a beautiful, practical bathroom with a spacious feel.

TadelaktHere are some tips to make the most of your bathroom space to leave you with a relaxing haven that is functional, modern and stunning.

Storage

Enough storage is essential in a bathroom but finding ways to make everything fit can be tricky. If you are creating a new bathroom then add wall recesses for bottles. This is especially handy in the shower and stops you from constantly knocking them over while keeping them easily within reach.

The space above the toilet is often wasted; use the space for shelving or cabinets.

Get rid of old radiators and install a heated towel rack instead. It will warm the bathroom and towels, helping to prevent moisture build-up while providing a space to hang damp towels.

Sink

A corner sink is a good solution for smaller bathrooms; around vanity unit has smooth curves and is even more compact.

A narrow trough sink not only looks modern and sleek, but it also frees up floor space and gives your bathroom a more minimalist look. Wall mounted taps also create a minimalist feel without cluttering up the sink area.

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A shower over the bathtub is an option for smaller bathrooms, otherwise, consider getting rid of the bath altogether and installing a walk-in shower that runs the length of the wall. Curtains are cheap-looking and unhygienic, as they attract mould. Opt for a frameless, glass shower screen to open up the bathroom, reflect light and give the room a cleaner, more seamless look.

Tiling

Tile grouting absorbs dirt and moisture and is a breeding ground for bacteria. For a contemporary and hygienic alternative, use Tadelakt plaster. This Moroccan plaster creates a smooth, seamless surface that is waterproof and scratch resistant. It’s not only used to cover walls, ceilings and shower units but can also be used to create stunning, contemporary bathtubs and sink units. Tadelakt is available in a range of colours and can give a smaller bathroom a modern, spacious feel without the need for grouting. Use in specific areas or use it to cover the entire bathroom, giving the room a seamless look. It can even be used as a floor covering.

For more information and inspiration, visit us online.

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Bristol Tadelakt Bathroom

A cavernous, luxury bathroom development in Bristol. We custom matched the Moroccan plaster used in this project to the exact Farrow and Ball shade specified by our client.