Bathroom renovations: cost effective options

Published : 01/03/2013

Renovating a bathroom can be a costly venture, but if you have a few tricks up your sleeve, it need not necessarily be the case.
 
The most expensive part of any bathroom renovation is the replacement of bathroom fixtures, such as shower recesses and tiling. If these are showing wear and tear from years of use, but not chipped, cracked or drummy then rejuvenation and resealing can be a cost effective option.
 
Start out with a product like Megaclean Green from Megasealed to clean the tiles. This cleaner is a safe, eco-friendly option that contains natural eucalyptus essential oil to deoderise, disinfect and purify. Spray onto the tiles, leave for 5 to 10 minutes, and then wipe off. If you have excessive amounts of dirt and mould build up, you might need to leave it a little longer.
 
Once your tiles are clean, take a look at your grout. Is it still looking old and perhaps a bit cracked? If this is the case, it’s a good idea to re-grout – not only because it will have your tiles looking like new, but also because it will help prevent water leaking into the structure of your house.
 
Before you apply new grout, it’s important to make sure all of the old grout is removed completely. New grout will adhere to tiles, but not to old grout. Once all of the old grout is removed, ensure the tiles are completely dry before applying the new grout.
 
A professional can make light work of rejuvenating your bathroom tiles. Megasealed uses their own sealant that is a cost-effective option for shower recesses and other areas of your bathroom. Application of Megasealed takes a few hours, and your bathroom is ready to use the next day.
 
Alternatively, Megasealed can re-tile your bathroom over the old tiles, using their two-part epoxy grout, Megagrout MG-11, which provides a permanent grout solution that is flexible enough to withstand natural house movements over the years, as well as being anti-fungal, chemical resistant and stain resistant. Megagrout MG-11 is also an eco-friendly choice, being made from recycled and reclaimed products.
 
In many older bathrooms, there are fixtures worth saving, and in doing so, you can save yourself both time and money and protect the environment.

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