HOW TO CHOOSE DOORS AND BATHROOM DOORS (part 4)
HOW DO THE “BEHAVIOR” OF THE DOORS IN THE BATHROOM VENTILATION GRILLE, TOWEL DRIVER INFLUENCE?
Does the desire to protect the bathroom door keep you awake? Try to use preventive techniques to combat moisture along with traditional methods and an attentive attitude to the issue of material choice.
The ventilation grill does not always ventilate properly. The issue of condensation and black mold is especially acute in old panel high-rise buildings. The ventilation system in such houses does not work well (you can check – put a sheet of paper on the grate. If it falls, then there is no hood). Try installing a fan in place of the grill, not a regular propeller, but a modern model with a motion and humidity sensor.
The device will turn on as soon as the moisture concentration in the room reaches an acceptable threshold.
Correctly calculate the required fan power. To do this, multiply the volume of the room (length × width × height) by a factor of 6 or 8, depending on the number of people using the bath and shower – up to 3 or more than 3, respectively.
You can compensate for the lack of normal exhaust ventilation by installing a heated towel rail. It is advisable to take an electric model with a temperature controller so that the operation of the equipment does not depend on the presence of a coolant in the system. The appliance will turn itself on and off, saving resources and your spending on a communal apartment.
Veneered door with large glass installed in the bathroom Veneered door with large glass installed in the bathroom
Maintain optimal temperature and humidity will help the system “warm floor”. The natural process of heating the air occurs along a bottom-up path. Increasing the air temperature in the lower part of the room, you will align the overall temperature background in the bathroom, thereby creating a favorable microclimate for wood.
Extreme measure! If for some reason none of the above methods is suitable for eliminating excessive humidity in the bathroom, you can leave a gap between the door and the floor (for example, remove the threshold). One open window in the apartment will be enough to create a draft. The air in the room will circulate intensively, driven from the ventilation grill to the open window.
HINGING, SLIDING OR FOLDING DOOR TO THE BATHROOM – WHAT IS BETTER?
The door to the bathroom should not create discomfort. Even if you like the sliding design, it is not suitable if the bathroom is separated by thin partitions on the one hand with the kitchen, on the other – with the bathroom.
Try to make sure that the negative from high humidity in the bathroom does not affect neighboring rooms. A tightly closed door will save the situation and will not allow condensation to settle on the mirrors and windows in the hallway, on the walls, on the front door.
Door with eco-veneer in wenge color in a bathroom Door with eco-veneer in wenge color in a bathroom
Convenience, tight closing, space saving – these are problems that will have to be solved with the help of a correctly selected door. We suggest to consider which of the structures will cope with them in the best way:
Sliding – on casters or “in a pencil case”.
HINGING BATHROOM DOOR
The most common option. A swing door, like no other, provides an almost tight separation of the interior of the bathroom from the surrounding areas. The main thing here is not to make a mistake in the direction of opening: if the entrances to the bathroom, bathroom, kitchen or other rooms are on the same or adjacent walls, let them open in one direction – either all to the right or to the left. Otherwise, one open canvas will interfere with another. As a result of constant blows against each other, chips will appear on the surface, and these are ready-made moisture bridges and a direct indication for repair.
Accessories for a swing door are the most common. Installation is quick. Hermetic closing will provide silence in the house when water rumbles in the bathroom.