In modern homes, the doors to the bathroom and toilet differ from the others not only in smaller sizes. In order for the door mechanism with a canvas to last longer, they must be made of practical materials that are easy to maintain. Also, do not forget about compliance style interior. So, the doors of what material and what size is better to choose for the bathroom and toilet?
Bathroom doors are distinguished by practicality, ease of maintenance and durability.
Main selection criteria
To figure out which doors are best suited for a bathroom and toilet, they should be selected taking into account the following conditions:
- Operation in high humidity environments;
- Temperature drops;
- Good ventilation;
PVC doors have superbly proven themselves in the interior of high humidity rooms
In the bathroom there is a constant impact of water - spray from the tap or from the shower can get on the door. Not in the best way hot steam with water affects the condition of the doors, bacteria with mold will quickly spread on the surface of the door leaf. For a bathroom or a toilet it is better to choose moisture-proof doors. In the absence of antiseptic impregnation that prevents the occurrence of fungi with mold, there is a significant risk of damage to the product. Temperature drops can cause natural materials to crack, and synthetic materials will release toxic substances when heated.
Sliding doors made of frosted glass significantly save useful meters and perfectly absorb moisture
To minimize the listed risks when choosing interior doors for the bathroom and toilet, you should pay attention to the ventilation of the bathroom. This is not only the presence of the ventilation shaft, the design of the doorframe also affects air circulation. There must be gaps between the box and the canvas, but you should not make them too large to avoid drafts.
Important! Too large gaps degrade sound insulation, the work of a typewriter, hair dryer or electric shaver can interfere with other family members.
To maintain high sound insulation, you should ensure good ventilation in the bathroom.
Since the bathroom and toilet are more often adjacent rooms, according to experts, it is better to choose the same options. Choosing colors for stylistic features, you should consider the interior of the bathroom and the corridor. No less important in the selection of colors is the appearance of the remaining doorways. So, if you put a wooden panel door in the bathroom, then the rest should be with the same decor.
Doors in the bathroom should fit into the overall design of the room
As for the color scheme itself, it must be neutral in order to harmonize with the rest of the interior. It is better to choose natural shades of brown, they are combined with most colors.
It is worth paying attention to the door leaf decor. It is better to avoid transparent glass inserts, instead of them, if you want to give lightness and elegance to the design, it is better to choose a frosted glass, plain or with a pattern. Color options for interior doors for the bathroom and toilet can be seen in the photo below.
Doors with frosted glass perfectly harmonize with the overall style of the bathroom
The choice of door also depends on the design of the bathroom with toilet. For classic interiors, it is worth picking up deaf wooden models of oak or cherry, such a design looks noble and expensive. The same option is suitable for country or Provence. At the same time the door can be decorated with panels or decorative glass inserts. The tree will also perfectly fit into a minimalistic eco-style, which tends to simplicity of forms and a light natural range of colors.
Important! If you choose a door with glass inserts, they should not be transparent.
Inserts with frosted glass are very often used as a decorative element in doors for rooms with high humidity.
If minimalism or high-tech is chosen to design the bathroom with a toilet, it is better to give preference to modern materials: plastic, glass. The shape of the doors should be simple without decor, the surface is smooth. The glossy finish looks stylish, as well as visually increases the size of the bathroom with toilet. The doors with internal illumination look impressive.
Doors for avant-garde bathroom design with a toilet can be the most fantastic forms. In addition to the classic rectangular box, round, wavy, pentagonal, trapezoidal models can be used.
The door of frosted glass with a pattern looks very elegant in the interior of the bathroom
Which door to put in the bathroom depends largely on the material. The choice is big from tree to glass with plastic. It is necessary to select such doors so that they can withstand all loads, especially humidity with high temperatures. When choosing a material, it is worth looking not only at its merits, it is important to take into account shortcomings.
Glass interior doors for bathroom and toilet are best tolerated by moisture, and tempered glass withstands occasional impacts well.
Glass doors can be one of the central elements of the bathroom decor.
Modern glass doors are safe to use, with strong damage, they do not fall apart into fragments, but only become covered with cracks. What other advantages does glass have:
- Resistance to water, temperature drops;
- Glass is an environmentally friendly material, keeps heat for a long time, bacteria and mold do not grow on its surface;
- Modern glass for doors is very durable, so physical damage to him is not terrible;
- Design options are a huge amount, it can be a usual glossy transparent or colored glass, matte models, ribbed, stained glass, sandblasted pattern;
- Glass is visually perceived easier, so the interior of the bathroom with a toilet will seem more spacious;
- Glass transmits light.
Glass doors perfectly let the light in and make the interior of the bathroom easier and more airy
There are practically no drawbacks to glass constructions. The main argument against this is the high price. It is also worth considering that the glass requires more careful care, fingerprints are visible on the surface.
To maintain intimacy for bathrooms, use frosted glass.
Wood is perfect for classic interiors, it is a strong and durable material. However, wood does not like dampness, quickly losing its appearance with constant contact with moisture. To avoid this, you need to put wooden doors for the bathroom with a toilet with a water-repellent coating. The main advantages of wood:
- Cozy appearance;
- Modern coatings can save the tree from the damaging effects of water;
- For the manufacture of doors used high quality wood (oak, beech).
Wooden doors give a noble look to the bathroom.
The disadvantages of natural wood can be attributed to its cost, as well as a lower service life due to the constant exposure to moisture. The last drawback, however, is easily corrected with a good varnish or antiseptic.
To increase the life of the door leaf from a wooden array must be treated with a special tool
MDF and chipboard
Unlike wood and glass, doors made of MDF with chipboard are more affordable, and they look almost indistinguishable from an array. Among the advantages can be identified:
- Low price;
- Moisture resistant.
Doors from MDF perfectly fit into the interior of the bathroom
However, these materials have very significant disadvantages. For example, formaldehydes, which are part of particleboard, can cause allergies, and MDF easily and quickly ignites. Also, MDF door leafs are less durable, which is not the case for doors made of natural wood, and a thin MDF film coating is easy to scratch.
Door panels made of particleboard are very popular among consumers.
If you choose which door is better to put in the bathroom, laminate is one of the best options. It is practical in life, durable, and due to impregnation resistant to moisture.
Externally, laminate is almost indistinguishable from wood, it has the same texture and color. There are more exotic colors you can use. The advantage of laminate over wood is that it can be washed, unlike natural wood. Also, laminate doors are resistant to various influences, they are not afraid of moisture, temperature changes, invulnerable to pests.
Laminated doors are practical and durable.
The doors to the bathroom and the bathroom of laminate are classified as economy class, but due to the beautiful appearance and long service life they are very popular in modern interiors.
Important! The composition of the laminate is toxic formaldehyde, which can affect the health of the household.
Plastic is a lightweight material, affordable, such doors are great for bathrooms and toilets. The main advantages of PVC:
- Resistance to moisture and temperature effects;
- Low weight compared to wood or glass;
- Easy to clean, not afraid of household chemicals;
- Durable and durable;
- It has good sound insulation properties;
- Keeps warm inside the bathroom;
- A huge number of flowers and ornaments;
- Affordable price.
Interior doors with PVC coating are ideal for rooms with high humidity
Of the minuses worth noting that plastic doors are easily deformed upon impact. To strengthen the door leaf, even at the production stage, it is reinforced with reinforcing inserts, or metal profiles are used. However, such strengthening measures significantly increase the cost of plastic doors.
Frosted glass is very often used as a decorative insert.
Usually, when the question arises, what design of the door to install in the bathroom and toilet, choose the usual swing options. However, they are not always convenient, especially if the room is not typical. Different models of doors for the bathroom and toilet are presented on the selection of photos below.
The bright color of the door adds fresh notes to the bathroom interior.
If the space in the room is small, sliding doors fit perfectly. Unlike swing constructions, they are more compact and do not require free space for opening.
Sliding sliding doors save space
Sliding doors are very popular in small bathrooms and toilets. In this case, the material of construction can be any: wood, PVC, glass, MDF, chipboard, etc.
The standard sizes of the doors to the bathroom and toilet are most often within 600x1900 mm and 550x1900 mm. However, such dimensions are not always suitable, if the aperture occupies the entire width of the wall, it is more convenient to install pivot doors that will occupy all the space.
Pivot-door is better to put in the bathroom, if there is a need to divide the room into zones. The width of the structure allows using it as a partition as well. This technique is often used in the interiors of bedrooms combined with a bathroom. This door is very wide, but it is quite comfortable, turning easily from left to right.
What sizes to choose
In most standard apartments, the doors to the bathroom and toilet have dimensions of 60x190 cm. However, this does not mean that this parameter is constant. In no case it is impossible to buy doors by eye, it is necessary to make accurate measurements of the entire doorway, including the trim.
In order not to be mistaken in the calculations, it is important to know how to conduct them correctly. The height must be measured from the floor itself to the upper overlap of the doorway, and the width is measured from wall to wall (measurement is performed without the trim). When measuring the thickness, it is important to consider the thickness of the finishing materials on the walls. Door leaves are available in the following sizes:
- 55x190 cm, such sanitary doors in the bathroom and toilet are suitable for aperture from 59x195 to 65x200 cm;
- 60x190 - a classic version, suitable for a doorway ranging from 64x195 to 70x200 mm;
- 60x200 is suitable for large rooms and openings ranging from 64x205 to 70x210 cm.
There may be non-standard options - already 55x190 cm or wider and higher than 60x200 cm. In this case, you will need to make doors to order.
When the question of how to choose the door to the bathroom and the toilet is solved, it remains only to install it in the opening. At the same time installation of door frames for the bathroom differs from repair in other rooms. Here it is necessary to establish a threshold not lower than 5 cm, as a result, the doors can be 5-10 cm higher than other door panels in the apartment. It is necessary to protect the rest of the premises from the water, if an unforeseen situation occurs.
The walls in the bathroom and the toilet are narrower than in other rooms, their width rarely exceeds 5 cm. Therefore, it is important to accurately select the width of the box, otherwise you will have to increase the thickness of the walls. But to cut the box in order to make it not the best option, it can be deformed or crack in the process. If there is a gap of at least 10 mm between the box and the doorway, it can simply be closed with decorative strips, pre-filled with mounting foam.
A wider opening can be made in a concrete house, but work should be carried out with utmost care not to accidentally damage the reinforcement. It is best to entrust this work to professionals.
The choice of doors to the bathroom and toilet has its own characteristics. In addition to the attractive appearance, suitable for interior design, door leafs should be practical, durable, resistant to water and steam. In this case, the door will last much longer.