How to Prevent Mould When Planning Your Bathroom Renovation

How to Prevent Mould When Planning Your Bathroom Renovation

The planning stages of a renovation are all about finding your style, selecting products right for you, and locking in timelines. However, one of the less glamorous questions we’re frequently asked is how to make sure your bathroom is clean and mould-free from the get-go.

Here are our top planning tips to prevent the common issue of mould.

#1: Don't forget ventilation

Embracing your new bathroom will most likely lead to more indulgent showers or baths. Make sure that you remember to ventilate the space to get rid of all that steam.

An efficient method of quickly and efficiently removing steam, exhaust fans will have your bathroom clear and mould free from the get-go. The Kado Lux 3 in 1 Heat Lamp combines the best in ventilation with a heat lamp and light to truly ventilate a space, and is available in both a white and titanium finish to suit any bathroom.

Ventilation is vital in the bathroom.

#2: Avoid textiles or fabric materials

Tiles are perfect in the bathroom for a very practical reason—they’re hygienic, easy to clean and don’t soak up water.

Moist carpets and other fabrics are a breeding ground for bacteria, so bear this in mind if you’re converting a room into a bathroom. The cleaning benefits far outweigh the effort to replace the flooring.

#3: Select heating products that serve multiple purposes

Heat is an important tool in drying out a bathroom—and can keep you cosy in winter—so a versatile heating accessory is a great investment.

We love the budget-friendly Mizu range of heated towel rails for this very reason. Combining aesthetics and functionality, Mizu Stream Heated Towel Rails act as both a feature and functionality piece, available in matte black and polished stainless steel.

It can also be worth exploring underfloor heating prior to a build or renovation if you’re pulling up the floor, with the floor heat promoting a dry and mould-free space.

#4: Choose smooth surfaces

We recommend investing in surfaces made of smooth, non-porous materials. Mould thrives in small nooks and crannies, so easy-to-disinfect surfaces are a great way to prevent build up.