In recent years there has been a breakthrough in bathroom materials, 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 installation cost, new applications and ultra-modern aesthetic finishes and other advantages that we will see below., In these 5 materials new for bathrooms with modern design.
So, if you intend to renovate the bathroom, keep me with you that I will present you the latest alternatives for everything, from wall coverings, to showers, to furniture, lighting and decor.
Rauvisio of the REHAU
Rauvisio from REHAU is one of the newest bathroom materials that has entered the interior decoration scene for its many advantages and finishes.
A material that, among other things, moved the classic tile to cover the walls. That’s what I’m telling you 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 giving up the tiles.
It can also be used to create walls or mirrored surfaces, as well as to cover furniture, so that, due 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, on which a polymer laminate is installed, with different finishes, to give rise to a Rauvisio product or another.
Let’s take a closer look 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 Rauvisio Brillant.
Bathroom covered with glossy Rauvisio Brillant Gabbiano pattern
These are Rauvisio panels to which a three-layer coextruded laminate made of different polymers has been applied, which ensures a permanent chemical bond between them, obtaining a perfectly 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 we need, without the need for work. Because it is a material that is processed in a similar way to wood.
In addition to the fact that we can use it in bathrooms, as we see, this material can be applied in furniture, kitchens, offices or in any other room that requires a perfectly smooth surface, without imperfections.
Another Rauvisio model 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.
Rauvisio crystal-covered drawers and sink front in mirror finish
Rauvisio Crystal is a high quality MDF board on which an acrylic layer is installed, making it look like a real glass, but with the added advantages of not being a glass, but an acrylic board, which weighs 50% less , is 10 times more impact resistant 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 imitations of marble, mirror and other stone finishes.
Where can we install this material? On any surface we want to give it a glass effect, such as the front of the kitchen, the front of the bathrooms, the bathroom walls, the partitions, the mirror walls, etc.
As I said at the beginning, Rauvisio is a new trend material, which was very strong in interior design due to the features and advantages we just saw in these three models, and not only in the bathroom, but also in the kitchens and others. spaces.
In addition, the company has others in its catalog, such as models with 3D relief textures, among others which are also very interesting. If you were interested in this material, you can see all the information about Rauvisio on the official website of its manufacturer REHAU.
If this material caught your eye, take a look at this video from REHAU where it shows us the time difference and finish between cladding a bathroom with normal tiles or using Rauvisio tiles.
Let’s look at other new materials now.
Surely, for some time, you see more and more photos of bathrooms finished in cement or imitation concrete, right?
These bathrooms have walls covered with microcement, a cement-based material with low thickness, which leaves a very strange finish, which was very pleasing.
The problem with microcement is that cracks generally tend to appear over time, as it is a very fragile material to which a thin layer is applied, and as soon as the building moves or settles, cracks usually appear. And they are much more obvious on the ground.
Thus, the manufacturers have recently innovated and brought to market new generation cements, such as cemLab, created by The Bathco in collaboration with Component Technology Center (CTC).
A material with a new formulation that starts with traditional cement, but manages to be 40% lighter, more resistant and also 80% more water resistant, which makes it perfect for spaces where there is water and Abundant humidity, such as bathrooms.
It has the aesthetic advantages of cement, but without its disadvantages.
In addition, although the most chosen application 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 tiles finished with ash wood effect
Vinyl flooring is by no means a new material.
In fact, they were very popular in the 60’s, especially linoleum.
Although it is true that because 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 much improved models.
A good example of this is the new Grosfillex vinyl tile cladding we talked about recently on the blog.
The company has launched a series of adhesive vinyl tiles called GX Wall to cover the bathroom walls with vinyl tiles, but of high quality, so that they can withstand and last in the best conditions for many years, without worrying about color loss. which is often the case with low quality traditional vinyl tiles.
One of its biggest advantages, from my point of view as a consumer, is that they do not deform.
Anyone who has put vinyl or tile flooring on a wall or floor knows that, over time, and not long, the new vinyl floor gets to follow the base.
And if the base is bad, has joints or an uneven surface, it eventually ends up being marked as it is in the new vinyl boards.
Well, now, with these new boards, this problem is completely solved, because the vinyl boards from Grosfillex have been added nanomaterial particles and have a thickness of 5 mm, so that they become a firm and robust board.
Almost like a tile, but with the advantages of being an adhesive tile that does not require work to install and that it can be made by anyone.
On the other hand, we must also highlight the wide variety of finishes they have and how successful they are, being able to find imitation boards of high quality wood and stone.
Ceramic washbasin made with Saphirkeramik by Laufen
Tiles, flooring and ceramics for toilets and bathtubs have been and continue to be the most widely used materials for bathroom cladding and, far from being completely displaced by new materials, have undergone great technological and aesthetic evolution over the years. Years that have kept them at the forefront of the avant-garde.
Among the novelties incorporated in this material we have enameled plates that prevent the incorporation of dirt, surfaces that are easier to clean and maintain, rectified plates that eliminate the combination of one plate with another.
In this regard, the new Saphir Keramik pottery, developed by Laufen, should be highlighted.
This ceramic material is much finer than traditional ceramics, but much more durable and maintains the main advantages of traditional ceramics, such as maximum hygiene, resistance to abrasive chemicals and also resistant to mechanical abrasion.
This material has an extraordinary strength and impact resistance that has been compared to carbon steel.
Due to the addition of corundum, a component of sapphire, it allows the creation of very thin walls and a simplified structure of the parts, which leads to the use of a less material in its manufacture, a lower weight and benefits in terms of durability, because less Raw materials and less energy are needed in cooking, production and transportation, according to Ignacio García, Laufen’s director.
Solid surfaces or Solid surfaces
Another great advance in bathroom materials are the so-called solid surfaces, known as solid surfaces, because this type of material allows total freedom of shapes, from sharp curves to affiliated angles or purely organic lines such as nature.
These types of surfaces are made of natural stone powder and resins in different quantities which give rise to different surfaces very resistant and easy to maintain and which, in addition, allow joints without visible joints, making the whole more aesthetic and also hygienic. .
In this great world of solid surfaces, we have Krion.
One of the most popular materials that has a high content of quartz, making it an ultra-durable material and, in addition, thanks to the built-in resins, it is also malleable and with the possibility to adapt it to any shape we need. .
This material is mainly used to create countertops, sinks, shower trays or kitchen countertops.
The advantages of this material are many, as it brings a new generation of significant improvements to bathroom furniture due to its high resistance to various factors, its pleasant and warm to the touch, zero porosity and, above all, its durability.
Well, these were the 5 most innovative new materials for designer bathrooms. Did you meet them? Are you going to implement one in your bathroom? I read you in the comments.