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Four tips for an eco-friendly bathroom

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Smart bathroom design can be very beneficial, especially for saving energy in the short and medium term. Indeed, we know that 39% of the water consumed in a home comes from the bathroom. Here are a few proposals for work and improvements to limit daily consumption very quickly. Some installations require the intervention of professionals and work in the room. In this context, a works loan is sometimes necessary to complete the project. Note that thermal renovation work can be financed thanks to an eco-loan at zero rate .

An eco-friendly shower cabin

Today, there are shower enclosures specially designed to regulate water consumption. They are equipped with water recycling systems, thanks to a pump circulating the water in a closed circuit and recycling it continuously. The shower hose and the installation of a shower stop or handshower help reduce water consumption with each use. These measures save up to 40% water for a single shower.

Ecological sanitary facilities

In the project of the development of an ecological bathroom, it is possible to install adapted sanitary facilities. The proposed flushing systems thus save annual water consumption, thanks to the 1.8 and 3 liter system. The installation requires a rainwater collection tank, a suction system, as well as a pump and a specific network. The result: savings of 13,000 liters of water per year.

A revised tap

Water savings are achieved by controlling the flow, especially on the taps. You can equip your hand-basin units for toilets or bathrooms with aerators and flow reducers, and thus significantly reduce their flow. A measure immediately visible on the water consumption bill. Placing hot water production devices near the taps limits heat loss in the ducts. Another particularly effective measure with a view to creating an eco-friendly bathroom. Result: a flow reduced by 20 to 40%.

Floors and walls: choosing the right materials

There are plenty of choices when it comes to environmentally friendly quality materials. For the floor, you can opt for tiles made from recycled materials. But teak is also a very interesting option, for its sometimes authentic, contemporary appearance but also for its rot-resistance. We can choose it in multiple shades. On the market, sisal and seagrass floors are also very popular for their ecological virtues. In terms of the walls, the choice is just as complete. Ecological paints releasing a minimum of volatile organic components are next to those based on natural pigments and oil. Finally, for a totally personalized decorative effect, porcelain stoneware is an ideal natural material, which can be declined in wood, concrete or stone effect.