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August 12, 2017 18:06

Corners on the bath : types, how to set the corner of the bathroom , put and fix

Bath Corner
  • What is it?
  • Why do they need to protect and whether the leak?
  • Types
  • Which area to choose?
  • How to set the area to the bath?
  • Alternatives to seal the seam between the wall and the bathroom

What is it?

gap between the bathtub and the wall appears inevitable - no matter how flat and smooth surface were not in the bathroom.If you provide this nuance is still at the stage of finishing the walls with ceramic tiles, the beautiful tiled baths along the border will solve the problem.However, most often in the resulting gap pay attention after the end of construction work.Especially for such cases devised several options for sealing cracks that do not require dismantling of tiles.

most popular solution - is to use a corner, which is also called a plinth or a border for a bath. It is a long, narrow plate made of plastic or ceramic.The protruding part of the plinth is inserted directly into the gap, and the other two sides it is attached to the bath rim and tile.

What baseboard or corner baths ?

Why do they need to protect and whether the leak?

Corner on bath has two main functions:

  • Firstly, it prevents the ingress of water on the floor under the bath, where often there is no waterproofing, whereby water can seep into the ground floor.Even if this does not happen, under the bath will be continuously stored damp, which will inevitably be acquired mold and fungus.
  • Second, it performs a decorative task - to mask an ugly gap, which is formed between the wall and ceramic tiles.

plastic corner - this is not the most reliable way to protect the bathroom floor from getting wet. Over time, this element comes into disrepair, so every few years, it has to change.This does not entail a considerable financial cost, as is corner bath penny.But some preferred to eliminate the gap once thorough than regularly make minor repairs.

Plastic corner bath


Corners of plastic

Plastics - this is one of the most suitable material for finishing the bathrooms, because it is resistant to moisture and temperature changes. big plus plastic parts is a very low price so even if you change the baseboard to the bathtub each year, it is completely invisible to your wallet.In addition, these corners have good ductility, and therefore allow to close up the gap even with a very uneven walls.

The advantages of plastic over the bath
Advantages of plastic parts

Corners ceramic

Ceramics - a material more durable and therefore more expensive than plastic.If you choose ceramic area close to the color of the tile, it is practically imperceptible.As well as plastics, ceramics is well tolerated conditions of high humidity and temperature jumps.But it is - a completely natural material, so many prefer to him.The disadvantage consists of ceramic parts that are easily damaged, since they are made of fragile material.

Ceramic corner bath

Which area to choose?

Choosing plinth bath, carefully examine all the options offered to you.It is necessary that the product line with a few basic requirements - while they last a long time and will reliably protect your bathroom from excessive moisture and the associated unpleasant consequences.

  • corner should be made of waterproof, non-rotting material.
  • product must be both durable and resistant to deformation.
  • Mounting brackets should be made easily, quickly and effortlessly.
  • Skirting for baths should be good to transfer the impact of cleaning products for sanitary ware and ceramic tiles.
  • The color and style of the area should be combined with a bath and finished walls.
Rules for choosing a corner bath

How to set the area to the bath?

Installing decorative moldings made of ceramics and plastics produced in different ways, since each material has its own characteristics.Nevertheless, the general rules still exist:

  • If we are dealing with an old bathtub, you must first dismantle the previous area and clean the surface of the bath and the tiles on the adhesive residues (or other solution, to which was attached a plinth).
  • gap between the wall and the bathroom is better to pre-seal the assembly foam - so the new corner will be more much good.
  • The adhesive should be applied not only in the center but also at the edges of the corner.
Set on the corner of the bath

Alternatives to seal the seam between the wall and the bathroom

There are other ways to eliminate the gap between the bath edge and the wall.Here are the most popular ones:

  • border of tiles;
  • curb the adhesive tape on the basis of;
  • sealant based on silicone for the bathroom;
  • foam;
  • stakril - liquid substance, which is used for restoration of acrylic baths;
  • combination of different materials (for example, the combination of polyurethane foam sealant + + ribbon curb widespread enough).

Thus, variants of sealing the gap between the wall and the bathroom can be infinitely many, but a plastic or ceramic corner - the simplest and most affordable ones.

Remedy gap between the bath edge and the wall
The alternative for sealing of joints between the wall and the bathroom
Sealing joints between wall and bathtub