Is it time for a new bathroom?
Let’s make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible!

Overhauling your bathroom is quite a job, especially if you want to crack on and get things done yourself. To ensure that your renovation work goes as smoothly as possible, we have put together some step-by-step instructions to help you get started on your project. 


Step 1: Planning and puzzling

Perhaps you’ve been dreaming of a new bathroom for years, and now you finally have the chance to get started! We’re impressed by your enthusiasm, but before you do anything else, it’s best to go back a step first. Does your idea match the room? Make a scale floorplan to see how things fit together. Choose your sanitary installations beforehand, and make a note of the dimensions. Then, cut out little “models” of your sanitary installations, to the same scale as your floorplan, and you can start fitting things together like a jigsaw puzzle! Remember to mark the locations of your heating and lighting connections. And one more tip: make a note of whether your doors and windows open inwards or outwards.  

Step 2: Buy everything you need before dismantling your old bathroom

If you only have one bathroom, you’ll want to make sure that your renovation work comes along well. Before you start dismantling your old bathroom, it’s a good idea to seek out everything that you’ll need. Perhaps you have a specific style in mind that’s difficult to find, maybe you need to wait for delivery. Get everything that you need first, then you’ll be ready for the real work!

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Step 3: Double check all pipes and tubing

Once you’ve dismantled everything, you’ll have a good overview of where all of your supply taps and waste pipes are, so you can easily check that they are still working. If you see signs of lime scale build-up, or the taps are difficult to open and close, it might be wise to replace them. You can also fit new tubing and waste pipes if need be. If you’d like to save energy, make sure that the tubing is as short as possible, and never fitted at a 90° angle, as this can more readily lead to blockages.

Step 4: Plaster the walls and ceiling

Bathrooms are damp places, so it’s important to adapt your material to ensure that damp problems, mould and cracks are avoided. You should choose plaster or moisture-resistant plasterboard and seek the advice of a specialist. This may increase your costs, but at least you’ll be reassured of life-long quality. If you’re fitting tiles to the walls, you can do worse than to fit them with cement mortar, which offers greater water resistance than straightforward plastering.

Step 5: Lay your screed

If you’re giving your bathroom a whole new design, you’ll probably have fitted new pipes or tubing, so it’s a good idea to lay a new screed or concrete floor. The golden rule is always to give it plenty of time! The floor needs to dry out before your press ahead with the next step. Try to follow this rule of thumb:

<4 cm = 1 week per cm
5 cm = 6 weeks of drying time
6 cm = 8 weeks of drying time
>6 cm = 8 + 4 weeks per additional cm

No new pipes or tubing? Then you can skip this step!

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Step 6: Combine your design with a luxury floor

Who says that your bathroom can’t be warm and cosy? Quick-Step offers 100% bathroom-resistant floors to help ensure that your design is unique. If you like laminate, then you can put that in your bathroom too! You can now choose a watertight laminate with HydroSeal technology — our Impressive Ultra laminate floors all have water-repellent technology. If you’re renovating, our luxury vinyl floors are exceptionally thin, making them perfect for the job. You can even lay them on top of existing, level floor coverings. And with Scratch Guard and Stain Guard protective technology, your laminate and vinyl floor tiles are up to any challenge and a dream to keep clean.

Stylish thanks to natural stone, warm thanks to oak or walnut, fresh thanks to whitened wood — whatever your choose, we have a floor that you’ll love. 

Step 7: Finish everything off with your installations

You’re nearly there! The final step in your bathroom overhaul is to fit your sanitary installations, hot water tank and accessories. Make sure to joint everything afterwards to keep it all watertight. 

Are you ready for your renovation? To make sure that you don’t forget anything, you can download the checklist here

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