Seems to me that the design and materials of 'middle-class' bathrooms
consider elegance over practicality.
The Japanese have bathrooms that you can literally close the door and
use a high pressure wand and clean the whole bathroom - ceiling to
floor - it has a drain. I want one of these... after dealing with
soapscum on tile and glass doors, grout, hard water stains, grungy
I am aware of wall mounted toilets and sinks. Yes - I'll use those. But
what else to achieve my 'wet-room' bathroom? Maybe a free-standing tub
with wrap-around shower curtain.
I am looking into a seamless Terrazzo floor with the radius baseboard
edges. But what for the walls and ceiling? Remember, I don't want any
more edges or seams than absoultely necessay. I was even wondering if
there is an acrylic or elastomeric coating that you could just spray
the walls and ceiling with (using concrete-board underlayment maybe).
My wife even suggested a recessed fiberglass tray w/ drain as a
subfloor with raised teak grids as the floor. Willing to be creative.
Elegant? Who cares. The next buyer can gut it and start over.
Any experience, recommendations?