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In recent years there has been a great advance when it comes to materials for bathrooms, especially for designer bathrooms, which use the latest trends.
These materials are not only more aesthetic and durable, but also have advantages such as ease of installation, a dramatic reduction in the cost of time to install, new applications and ultra modern aesthetic finishes, and other advantages that we will see below. , in these 5 new materials for modern design bathrooms.
So, if you plan to renovate the bathroom, keep with me that I am going to present you the latest alternatives for everything, from wall cladding, to showers, to furniture, lighting and decoration.
Rauvisio from REHAU
The Rauvisio from REHAU is one of the latest bathroom materials that has burst onto the scene of interior decoration for its many advantages and finishes.
A material that, among other things, has displaced the classic tile to cover the walls. With that I tell you everything now.
This new element called Rauvisio is a material in the form of panels with different colors and finishes that has multiple applications, being installed easily and much faster than other more traditional methods, and with a more refined, modern and professional finish.
This type of panel can be used to cover the walls of the bathroom, thus dispensing with the tiles.
It can also be used to create mirrored walls or surfaces, as well as to cover furniture, so, thanks to its versatility, we can use Rauvisio for almost any application we want.
These panels, depending on the model, are fine MDF boards of the highest quality, to which a polymeric laminate is installed, with different finishes, to give rise to one Rauvisio product or another.
Let’s take a closer look at it, because it’s worth it.
Now that we know what it is and what it is for, we must also highlight its different finishes.
On the one hand we have the Rauvisio Brillant.
Bathroom covered with Rauvisio Brillant Gabbiano high gloss model
They are Rauvisio panels to which a coextruded three-layer laminate made of different polymers has been applied that ensures a permanent chemical bond between them, achieving a perfect smooth finish in high gloss, without defects and extremely ductile.
Rauvisio Brillant is available in a wide range of 15 colors to cover walls, furniture or any other smooth surface that we need, without the need for work. Since it is a material that is worked in a similar way to wood.
In addition to being able to use it in bathrooms, as we are seeing, this material can also be applied in furniture, kitchens, offices, or any other room that requires a perfectly smooth surface without imperfections.
Another of the Rauvisio models is the Rauvisio Mate.
Bathroom furniture covered with Rauvisio Mate
These laminates are the same as the Brillant model, but instead of gloss, their finish is matte.
In addition to matte and gloss, Rauvisio is also available in Crystal, the Rauvisio Crystal model.
Front of drawers and washbasin covered with Rauvisio Crystal in mirror finish
The Rauvisio Crystal is a high quality MDF board to which an acrylic layer is installed making it look like real glass, but with the added advantages of not being a glass but an acrylic board, which weighs 50% less, it is 10 times more resistant to impacts and can be drilled and worked as if it were a wooden board.
In addition, it is available in a wide range of solid colors, as well as imitation marble, mirror and other stone finishes.
Where can we install this material? On any surface that we want to give a glass effect, such as the front of the kitchen, the front of the bathrooms, bathroom walls, partitions, mirrored walls, and etc.
As I said at the beginning, Rauvisio is a new trend material that has been very strong in interior design due to the characteristics and advantages that we have just seen in these three models, and not only in the bathroom, but also in kitchens and others. spaces.
In addition, the firm has others in its catalog such as models with 3D relief textures, among others that are very interesting as well. If you have been interested in this material, you can see all the information about the Rauvisio on the official website of its manufacturer REHAU.
If this material has caught your attention, take a look at this video from REHAU where they show us the difference in time and finish between tiling a bathroom with normal tiles or using Rauvisio boards.
Let’s now look at other new materials.
Latest generation cements
Surely for some time now you have been seeing more and more photographs of bathrooms finished in cement or imitation concrete, right?
These bathrooms have the walls covered with microcement, a low-thickness cement-based material that leaves a very peculiar finish that has been liked a lot.
The problem with microcement is that, in general, cracks tend to appear over time since it is a very fragile material to which a thin layer is applied, and as soon as the building moves or settles, the cracks usually appear. And much more obvious are on the ground.
Thus, manufacturers have recently innovated and brought to the market next-generation cements such as cemLab, created by The Bathco in collaboration with the
Component Technology Center (CTC).
A material with a new formulation that starts from traditional cement, but manages to be 40% lighter, more resistant and also 80% more waterproof, which makes it perfect for spaces where there is water and abundant humidity, such as bathrooms. bath.
It has the aesthetic advantages of cement, but without its drawbacks.
In addition, although the application most chosen by users is the natural cement finish, this new material is available in a wide range of colors in case we prefer to add color to the bathroom.
Grosfillex vinyl tile in ash wood effect finish
Vinyl floors are by no means a new material.
In fact, they were very fashionable in the 60s, especially linoleum.
Although it is true that, as it is a material that has been reborn and is being used more and more, manufacturers and designers have had no choice but to produce and market greatly improved models.
A good example of this is the new Grosfillex vinyl tile cladding that we talked about recently on the blog.
The firm has released a series of adhesive vinyl tiles called GX Wall to cover bathroom walls with vinyl tiles, but of high quality, so that they last and last in their best condition for many years, without worrying about losing color. peel or warp, which is often the case with low-quality traditional vinyl tiles.
One of its greatest advantages, from my point of view as a consumer, is that they do not deform.
Anyone who has put vinyl flooring or tiles on a wall or floor knows that, over time, and not long, the new vinyl flooring ends up tracing the base.
And if the base is bad, has joints, or an uneven surface, this in the end ends up being marked as is in the new vinyl tiles.
Well, now, with these new tiles, this problem is completely solved, since the vinyl tiles from Grosfillex have been added nano-material particles and are 5mm thick, so they become a firm and robust tile.
Almost like a tile, but with the advantages of being an adhesive tile that does not require work for its installation, and that this can be carried out by anyone.
On the other hand, we must also highlight the wide variety of finishes they have and how well they are, being able to find high quality wood and stone imitation tiles.
Ceramic washbasin made with Saphirkeramik by Laufen
Tiles, flooring and ceramics for toilets and bathtubs have been and continue to be the most used materials to cover bathrooms and, far from being completely displaced by new materials, they have undergone a great technological and aesthetic evolution over the years years that have kept them at the forefront of the forefront.
Among some novelties incorporated in this material we have enameled tiles that prevent dirt from embedding, surfaces that are easier to clean and maintain, rectified tiles that eliminate the joint of one tile with another.
In this sense, the new Saphir Keramik ceramic, developed by Laufen, should be highlighted.
This ceramic material is much finer than traditional ceramic, but much more resistant and maintaining the main advantages of traditional ceramic, such as maximum hygiene, resistance to abrasive chemicals, and also resistant to mechanical abrasion.
This material has extraordinary strength and impact resistance that has been compared to carbon steel.
Thanks to the addition of corundum, a component of sapphire, it allows creating very thin walls and a simplified structure of the pieces, which leads to the use of less material in its manufacture, less weight, and benefits in terms of sustainability, since less raw material and less energy are required in cooking, production and transport, according to Ignacio García, director of the Laufen firm.
Solid Surfaces or Solid Surfaces
Another great advance in materials for bathrooms are the so-called solid surfaces, known as solid surfaces, since this type of material allows total freedom of shapes, from pronounced curves to affiliated angles or purely organic lines like those of nature.
These types of surfaces are made of natural stone powder and resins in different quantities that give rise to different very resistant and easy-to-maintain surfaces and that, in addition, allow joints without visible joints, making the whole more aesthetic and also hygienic.
Within this great world of solid surfaces, we have the Krion.
One of the most popular materials that has a high quartz content, making it an ultra-resistant material, and, in addition, thanks to the incorporated resins, it is also malleable and with the possibility of adapting it to any shape we need.
This material is used especially to create countertops, sinks, shower trays or kitchen countertops.
The advantages of this material are many, since it brings a new generation of significant improvements to bathroom furniture thanks to its high resistance to various factors, its pleasant and warm touch sensation, zero porosity and, above all, its durability.
Well, these have been the 5 most innovative new materials for designer bathrooms. Did you know them? Are you going to implement one in your bathroom?