counter materials counters can really be created out of any surface imaginable—all have pros and cons: decorative laminate ceramic tile wood marble travertine solid-surface materials solid-surfacing veneer stainless steel granite slate can you think of others?
floors choice depends upon client’s needs and personal wishes some find hard-surfaced floor to be tiring to feet wood floors need to be finished with durable, moisture-resistant finish resilient flooring may add a little softness to the space tile of all types— consider grout, cleaning, finishes, safety
walls if painted, should be finish that is easily cleaned and will withstand moisture vanity backsplash should coordinate and should also be easily cleanable completely scrubbable wall covering is another alternative—must hold up to moisture tile of all types— consider grout, cleaning, finishes, safety
accessories towel storage—22 inches per user; within convenient reach of bath, shower & lavatory soap containers toilet paper dispenser fixed/stationary support bars GFI (ground fault interrupter) electrical outlets— should be located so they CANNOT be reached from tub or shower area mirrors storage—safety lock box to store medications; pull-out laundry hampers; tilt-out waste baskets; drawer organizers for cosmetics & appliances
participation activity: bathroom finishes … select the finishes for your bathroom final project—find the finishes that you want to use and request samples from the manufacturer so that you can use them on your materials board …find and compile installation and maintenance information for your selected finishes for use in your specification booklet …keep in mind the idea that multiple finishes in a bathroom makes the bathroom more interesting as well as possibly more functional—remember safety features and water exposure