Buckinghamshire Full House RefurbishmentTraditional Bathroom, Buckinghamshire
Grey metro tiled bathroom, creating a classic yet modern feel.
Photography By Jamie Mason
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7. Ditch the TubForgoing the bathtub isn’t for everyone, but if you tend not to take long soaks, it could be a money-saving option. “We’ve noticed more customers opting for showers rather than baths, and this can not only bring down the initial … outlay, but [also] lower running costs long-term due to greater energy efficiency,” Ghaly says.Before and After: 6 Bathrooms That Said Goodbye to the Tub
Dark engineered oak in a wide plank brings a classic feel to this bathroom. Disadvantages of engineered wood floors. Not all engineered flooring is created equal. Some products are made to last while others are poorly made, so be sure to do your research before you make your selection. While many products are thick enough to look and feel just like solid wood, some engineered wood planks can sound more hollow under the foot. Installation method can make a difference here — stapling or gluing the planks to the subfloor tends to diminish this hollow sound. Again, check with the manufacturer to find out how your preferred method of installation might affect how hollow the floor sounds. Engineered flooring handles moisture swings better than solid-wood flooring, but it may still not be the best choice in bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements or other areas where flooding could be an issue. Consult with your contractor about the use of engineered wood flooring in these areas of your house. Can you refinish engineered wood floors? While solid wood can be refinished many times, engineered wood may be sanded and refinished less often throughout the life of the floor. The thicker the wear layer, the more sanding an engineered floor can take. If you have pets and kids and are concerned about scratches, I recommend you look at engineered wood with a thicker layer so you can sand and refinish the floor if needed.