Choosing mouldings and baseboards for bathrooms is different from choosing baseboards in other parts of the house. Water is prevalent in bathrooms and can ruin traditional wooden mouldings. Considering that, let’s look at why Santa Luzia’s Polystyrene Mouldings are the best choice for you.
First let’s look at the challenges of installing flooring in the bathroom. Carpet and hardwood, great choices for the living room, are bad choices for the bathroom. The amount of care required for these is excessive.
Ceramic tiles and Vinyl are the best types of bathroom flooring. Stone flooring is good if you can afford it. Engineered wood and Laminate are better than hardwood and carpet, but not as practical as Ceramic tiles and Vinyl.
Santa Luzia comes from Brazil, which consumes 3 times as much tile flooring as the United States.
As a proportion of flooring choices, ceramic tiles constitute about 80% of Brazilian flooring.
Therefore, operating in a tile intensive market, Santa Luzia is optimized for tile flooring.
Here are some of the reasons why Santa Luzia Polystyrene mouldings make sense for a Ceramic Tile Floor:
While engineered wood or laminate flooring are better than carpet and hardwood flooring, they are not as water-proof as Vinyl and Ceramic. Both these floors are used in bathrooms for providing a wood like look.
Santa Luzia has some great options to help you with the wood like look- the key driver behind Engineered wood or laminate flooring usage in bathrooms.
Please click here for looking at some of our wood like finishes. They are 100% water-proof and thus an ideal product to use in the bath room.
Do you still want to install waterproof hardwood or carpet flooring in your bathroom? Even then Santa Luzia offers some unique advantages:
Steam impacts those areas that cannot be covered by carpets: mouldings and baseboards. You may also bump vacuum cleaners on a carpeted floor into baseboards, causing wear and tear.
Santa Luzia baseboards are low maintenance, not impacted by steam, and do not chip with impact of vacuum cleaners. They come in multiple colors, enhancing the look of a bathroom.
One of the key challenges of bathrooms is door casings. Typical door trim, also known as casing, is 1/2-inch thick and 2 1/4-inches wide. It has one thick edge tapered to a thinner side. It is also used for baseboard and window trim.
Most bathrooms use wood or MDF for trims. Some use vinyl casing. But there is no better choice than polystyrene trims from Santa Luzia.
Many bathrooms have a shower door and a main door. Even if a shower door prevents moisture from spilling over, steam will escape and affect the main door and its casing. Vinyl frames are flexible and look rubbery. Polystyrene is durable, possesses wood like rigidity, and is long lasting.
Check out some great installations of our bathroom casings.