Anyone who plans to redesign their bathroom this year might like to think about purchasing some new furniture. You have nothing to worry about when adding new sinks and bathtubs, but there are some considerations you should make when dealing with any units you might want to include. Most bathroom furniture is made of wood, and so you need to make sure you care for it properly. Failing to do that could result in it becoming damaged and useless within only a couple of years. That would be fine if the furniture were very cheap, but most people opt to spend a little more to get a premium product. With that in mind, let us point you in the right direction.
Keep furniture away from water sources
While most unique vanities & mirrors will be designed to go above and underneath your sink, it’s still a good idea to keep them away from your main water sources. You should aim to position your units so that they are not affected by the spray of your shower, and so they won’t get wet every time you run a bath. Placing your units too close to water sources could mean they receive serious damage very quickly. As you will learn in just a moment though, there are other ways you can limit the impact.
Apply a waterproofing solution
Most people think that adding a new coat to their unit could take away from its appeal. However, that simply is not the case. There are lots of waterproofing solutions available on the market today that offer a completely transparent coat. So, nobody will ever know you’ve applied it. You need to do that, regardless of whether your unit is exposed to water or not. Bathrooms can become very steamy. That means your wooden furniture will become damp frequently no matter what you do.
Cover when performing DIY tasks
There are lots of different DIY tasks a person might perform in their bathroom. Maybe you want to change your suite, or perhaps you want to fit some new tiles? Either way, you need to make sure you cover all your other furniture with dust sheets. That will stop it from becoming dirty, but it will also limit the chances of you causing damage. Those old bathroom tiles can be very heavy, and they could scratch or dent your furniture when dropped.
Make sure water pressure is appropriate
Too much water pressure in your bathroom could cause pipes to burst and water to spill out all over your furniture. It could also mean that your taps are far too powerful. There is no need to soak your entire room every time you have a wash. So, find the pressure tap and turn it down a little.
We hope you now have enough information to ensure you look after your bathroom furniture properly. While vanity units are not the most expensive pieces in the world, you still want them to last for as long as possible, right? What is the point in buying items twice when you can simply care for them?
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