Let’s start with the floor, although experts usually advise going from top to bottom, carrying out finishing and repair work. For the floor in a bathroom located in a wooden house, you can choose completely different materials – moisture-resistant laminate or linoleum, thermal wood, but most often, as in the case of stone houses and apartments, traditional ceramic tiles or porcelain stoneware are used.
It is important to remember that laying tiles as a floor covering, as well as arranging a warm floor, require a reliable, fixed base. Wooden floors on the floor cannot be called such, a more solid base is needed, for example, a concrete screed.
That is why the arrangement of the floor in the bathroom of a wooden house begins with waterproofing, and this waterproof layer should step over the walls of the room a little – by about 10–20 cm, because the floor will rise. As a waterproofing under a concrete screed, you can use bitumen mastic, polymer-cement mixture, isoplast, and other waterproof materials.
Important! In the project of a wooden house, even before construction, it should be provided that the floor in the bathroom will be below the level of all other rooms, and the logs under this room will be strengthened by reducing the pitch of the beams and increasing their cross-section.
After a layer of waterproofing, a thermal insulation material can be laid to reduce heat loss, and then a floor screed is carried out, the options for which we have already written about. It is better to lay the tiles directly on the floor after you have finished with the rough finishing of the walls and ceiling..
The walls in the bathroom of a wooden house are often combined. Indeed, why hide the beauty of rounded logs or calibrated timber. Baths and saunas are built from wood, and it serves in the steam room for many years. Smooth, beautiful wooden walls of the house should, of course, be protected from high humidity, polished, tinted, painted to give the desired shade, covered with oil or wax, but not completely hidden.
However, areas where moisture will directly fall on the walls, it is still more advisable to finish with such a waterproof material as tiles or mosaics. For this purpose, the wooden walls must be leveled, because it is impossible to put tiles on the logs. To level the walls, you can use sheet finishing materials such as moisture-resistant gypsum board, cement particle boards, OSB, gypsum fiber sheets.
If necessary, walls are insulated before laying sheet materials; waterproofing is also required. After that, on a flat sheet of drywall, gypsum plasterboard, OSB or other material, it will be easy to put the tiles on special glue. Usually, areas around the sink, as well as directly next to the shower and bathtub, are protected from moisture. The rest of the exposed sections of the walls remain wooden.
As an alternative to tiles, plastic panels can be used, a block house made of real wood or also made of plastic, special wallpaper for wet rooms (marked with three waves and number 5, which means “super-washable”, “especially resistant”), as well as plastering on sheet materials , 3D panels.
The bathroom ceiling seems to have the smallest load, so there is no need for additional protection. However, if you decide to leave the wooden ceiling, it will not be superfluous to treat it with antiseptics, protect it with oil or wax. Do not forget that all hot steam will rise up during the bath or shower.
If plastic panels, which remain the most affordable option for ceiling cladding, are tired of you and seem too cheap and simple, you can think about arranging a slatted ceiling that will perfectly fit into the interior of a wooden bathroom. You can take wooden slats, treated with a moisture-resistant coating, or you can use imitation of wood made of aluminum.
A practical solution would be a suspended ceiling, lined with clapboard.
No matter how you decide to equip a bathroom in your wooden house, you should take care of effective ventilation. In a private house, it is quite possible to include a window in the bathroom project, which will allow you to ventilate the room. But even in this case, one should not neglect the installation of forced supply and exhaust ventilation..
For this purpose, two air ducts are laid – for the outflow and inflow of air, a fan is mounted, the holes are decorated with decorative grilles. In addition, in the case of wall cladding with sheet materials, there must be space between them and the main wooden wall for air circulation. This is achieved due to the lathing, which also helps to leave space for thermal insulation, if necessary, and level the walls.
The style of the bathroom interior in a wooden house can be absolutely anything. Using modern finishing materials, the room can be decorated so that your guests will forget that they are in a log house! Or, on the contrary, you can highlight the main feature of the room, highlighting the wooden beams on the ceiling or the simple beauty of the logs.