Kid proof bath reno

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Old 06-22-18, 07:09 AM
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Kid proof bath reno

Hello,

We are shortly going to renovate our kid's bathroom. I have 3 boys that use it so it needs to be very easy to keep clean. Unfortunately, it's also very small.

Any suggestions on finishes that would hold up well and also be very easy to keep clean? I'd love to be able to simply hose it down though.. i know that's really not an option.

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Maybe have both a tile floor and tile wainscotting.
 
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Old 06-22-18, 10:17 AM
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Actually having 2 boys and tile bathrooms I would vote to eliminate anything with grout and have a solid floor/walls so that everything can be disinfected easily.
 
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What's the budget? I've seen shows on TV where they use solid surface materials like quartz on the floors and walls along with proper sloping of the floors to drains and you literally can then hose them out.
 
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I'm not a huge fan of grout lines they tend to be hard to keep clean... we have a decent budget as we need to tear out the tub and subfloor anyway. It's been in place 20+ years and we have some soft spots in the floor.

it's a pretty small room so we won't' have a ton of any finish that we have.
 
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I have a friend that has 3 boys and they installed a urinal. I thought it was brilliant.
 
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Old 06-23-18, 02:44 PM
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Hosing it down is absolutely an option. Heat welded rolled rubber floor and walls. Used it in 16 bathrooms in a barracks I ran. Only cost us $25K to have a certified tech install it all. Of course that was 20+ years ago and we only did the shower stalls.


Seriously...the manmade quartz is a viable option. Doesn't have to be countertop thickness and can be custom cut, epoxied seams. Unfortunately, believe it has to be Pro installed for walls and floors. You could save a lot by using a one piece FG shower/tub.

If you want to go cheap...FRP is always an option as well. They won't always be young hellions or living at home. Cheap and simple to install, easy to ripout for real reno later on.
 
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