Mold can range from easily removable to detrimental to your home and health. Bathrooms are one of the most at-risk rooms in your home, due to high moisture and humidity exposure.
Prevention is key. Whether you are remodeling, or in the building process, we have the answer to one of the biggest questions – what mold proof materials can be used for my bathroom?
Your bathroom floors experience high traffic each day. A wide range of flooring materials are available to meet any budget and preference, while still offering the mold-proof feature you desire.
Budget friendly, and easy to clean, vinyl is one of the lowest maintenance materials available in the flooring industry. If you are unsure how to install vinyl, take extra care to seek professional help, as water can seep between vinyl sheets if installed incorrectly.
As one of the most common flooring materials, tile offers a wide-range of styles, textures, and designs. A number of patterns can be utilized, to give your bathroom a unique look. Tile is easy to maintain, features waterproof and stain resistant properties, and only requires an occasional mopping or steam cleaning.
Cork & Bamboo
If you are seeking an eco-friendly material, consider utilizing cork or bamboo materials. Cork, a renewable resource, is naturally resistant to mildew, mold, and bacteria. It is similar to tile, but offers a softer feel on feet.
Bamboo also offers a number of great benefits, as it is ideal for wet conditions. Like cork, bamboo is also naturally resistant to mold, mildew, and bacteria, and offers a similar look to wood, but offers a more durable quality. As an added bonus, bamboo is easy to replace if one portion is damaged.
Showers are prone to mold, as there is the possibility for standing water to create the ideal environment for mold. Tile is a great material for showers, as long as it is sealed properly with caulk. The larger the tiles used, the fewer grout lines you will have, which results in less cleaning. The only downside to larger tiles is the initial material cost, as they are often more expensive.
Ensure that your shower design does not allow for standing water, and that a mold-proof shower or tub liner is in place.
A number of mold-proof wall materials are on the market to keep your bathroom safe and mold-free, including:
Ensure that your room is properly ventilated with an exhaust fan, and that all precautions are taken when planning a mold-proof bathroom.
Your best line of defense is prevention. Needing a little help with mold remediation before creating your mold-proof bathroom, or experiencing mold in your current home? Give your local mold remediation experts a call at 615-921-1483. Ace Mold Proof is here to help you keep you and your home safe.