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Bathroom Upgrades & What You Need To Know

A room needs to be renovated every few years or so. There are a million bathroom upgrades that you can do. Start with the following tips for ideas of what you can do for your bathroom.

Ask About Your Choice of Materials

In the past, home builders were limited in the types of materials they could use. Nowadays, there are dozens of additional materials that pipes and plumbing fixtures are made out of.

For pipes, copper is a common option because it's sturdy, nontoxic and rustproof. Millions of miles of copper piping have been installed in developed countries. There are also PEX pipes that are stronger, more flexible and easier to install than copper lines. Whether you need pipes, sinks or flooring replaced, consider the variety of materials available to you.

Replace the Drains

Blocked drains is a common problem in all bathrooms. Hair, towels and other objects can easily block the drain, causing a backup of water in the shower. And no one wants to stick their hands down a drain to clear it out either. Consider having the drains inspected and replaced to improve the water flow.

Be Careful With Flooring

Bad flooring can be the worst annoyance for someone needing to upgrade the bathroom. The effects of choosing the wrong flooring material are hard to avoid. Everywhere you turn, you'll see rotted wooden floorboards or cracked tiles.

Even worse is replacing the floor because the process is difficult and time consuming. When it's time to replace it, make sure that it's a new and improved material. Most bathrooms have problems with leaks, so mainly find a material that's resistant to water damage.