Bathroom cleaning can be tiring. It can take hours to remove molds, grime and soap scum that may have accumulated over a long time. If you plan on remodeling your bathroom soon, consider incorporating these five features into your bathroom design.
1. Groutless Surfaces
Grout lines are porous and their permeability allows water to soak into the grout and remain there. This makes grouted tiles prone to mold growth and residue buildup. Fortunately, there are excellent alternatives to grouted tiles. For example, KOHLER® LuxStones walls are grout-free, so they’re easy to clean and less prone to mold problems.
2. Accessible Areas
Consider a simple bathroom layout and avoid creating hard-to-reach spots that will surely be difficult to clean. Generally, bathrooms with more corners, ridges, ledges and other embellishments and fixtures are more difficult to clean. Meanwhile, monolithic sinks and open shelves make bathrooms easier to clean.
3. Freestanding Baths
A freestanding bathtub does not require a wall or another fixture for support. This eliminates the need to affix bathtubs to walls and create corners that are difficult to access.
4. Touchless Faucets
Touchless faucets have no handles. They use sensors that detect motion to turn the faucet on, reducing the surfaces that are frequently touched and that need cleaning.
5. Zero-Groove Toilets
A zero-groove toilet is basically a one-piece model, meaning the bowl and tank are not separated. This minimizes the crevices that need to be accessed and cleaned, making the toilet easier to clean. A no-groove toilet also comes with a high-pressure water flush that scrubs the toilet’s surface and reduces water use.
Redesign your bathroom to make cleaning easier. Total Bath Systems LuxStone of Connecticut can help you create a design that meets your needs and personal style. Call us at (860) 410-6950 or fill out our contact form to know the best ways to upgrade your bathroom.