BathroomCreate a modern bathroom in concrete Bathrooms are usually troublesome and expensive rooms to renovate, which is also why many give up the dream of a DIY bathroom renovation. With the flexible concrete series from Conteco, you can create a modern bathroom in a beautiful, rustic, concrete look in a matter of hours. Conteco can be applied on existing surfaces for instance clinkers or tiles, vinyl, or linoleum. Be inspired to transform your bathroom with Conteco and get the urban style bathroom of your dreams. Skip all the difficult steps in your bathroom renovation process and apply Conteco on your existing surface instead of tearing it down. In short, you can create an exclusive and modern bathroom in concrete, without help from a skilled craftsman. It is easy to get started with Conteco – try our product calculator that helps you find the products you need, in the correct amount, to update, renovate or decorate your bathroom at the right price.
DIY bathroom renovationThe obvious choice in a bathroom would be to apply Conteco on top of your already existing surfaces to avoid the process of tearing down and rebuilding them. Conteco can be applied directly on top of existing surfaces, such as the bathroom floor, walls, or even furniture! It is easy to apply as long as the surface is clean and even, which is why we recommend filling joints between tiles etc. before applying Conteco. This way, you can easily turn your bathroom surfaces into concrete and add a rustic look to your home. Conteco can also be used in other areas: contact us for advice!
How to use Conteco in the bathroom
- Before you start, please make sure that the surface is clean and even. Conteco is applied in thin layers (approx. 0,5 mm per layer) joints and unevenness will show on the finished surface if not evened out before application. If used on tiles, we therefore recommend spackling and priming the entire surface before applying Conteco.
- Panels and other objects must be masked off.
- Mix Conteco according to the product instructions. In bathrooms the two first layers are always Conteco Basic and Conteco Medium. For the third and final layer you can choose between Conteco Medium or Conteco Fine, depending on how rough you want your surface to be.
- Apply the first layer using a tool of your choice, according to the desired surface. If you are not satisfied with the result – you can always add another layer
- The drying time is approx. 45-60 minutes per layer at room temperature (21-23 °C, 50% humidity). In bathrooms Conteco must be applied in 3 layers.
- Before applying the next layer, moisten the surface using a water atomizer. This will ensure optimal adherence.
- When the result is as desired and dried up (min. 12 hours after last layer of concrete), treat the surface with Conteco Color Sustainer. Apply the product in a thin layer and massage it onto the surface with a microfiber cloth.
- At last, apply Conteco Concrete Sealer to the surface in two layers according to the directions in our guide. Always apply plenty of Concrete Sealer to protect the surface from water and make it resistant towards cleaning agents.
Create your personal lookIf you desire a unique look for your bathroom, we have different techniques that can add a personal touch to the surface. For instance, you can choose a darker shade for the first layers of concrete and a lighter one for the top layer to create more contrast and depth in your surface. Also, you can add water to the surface while applying Conteco to boost nuances in the concrete. If you don’t like the result – you can always add another layer.
What you need to get started
- Conteco Concrete for 3 layers (Basic-Medium-Medium or Basic-Medium-Fine) and Mix & Primer
- Conteco Color Pigment in the desired nuance
- Conteco Color Sustainer
- Conteco Concrete Sealer
- Mixing bucket
- Drill mixer
- Masking tape for panels etc.
- Spatula, paint roller or paint brush to apply Conteco with
- Water atomizer
- Paint roller for Concrete Sealer
- Sanding paper grain 150