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Slater Young Shares How You Can Finally Get Rid of Molds In Your Bathroom

Plus a few safety tips when choosing floor tiles!

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Bathrooms tend to get less attention compared to other parts of the home when it comes to upgrades and makeovers, but while you don't really stay in them, it actually pays to give them the time of day.

A common issue that crops up when discussing bathrooms are molds: you clean them up, but they still keep on coming back. In his May 2 vlog, Slater Young shares long-term solutions on how to keep molds (and other funky scents) out of your bathroom, so that you won’t have to bother with them ever again.

1. “Always have vents.”

Molds love anything dark and damp, which is why air circulation is important. The rule here is to keep everything dry. Slater shares that they’ve installed vents not only in bathrooms and powder rooms, but also in their offices. If your own bathroom has limited windows, keep the door open when not in use to allow fresh air to come in.

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2. “Make sure you’re using moisture-resistant ceilings and boards.”

Some old houses have wooden ceilings, and these tend to warp and attract molds especially in bathrooms which always remain damp. While there are ways to deal with molds and mildew, its still best to opt for waterproof fiber cement. If you still want to go with wooden ceilings, best make sure you follow tip #1: have vents.

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3. “Make sure your bathroom is waterproof.”

If you’re going to do it for your ceiling, best do it with everything else! In always pays to pick a material that won’t keep moisture in.

Slater also shares the importance of getting non-slip tiles, especially when his wife Kryz Uy slipped on their bathroom floor.

Slater shares how they went with their tile of choice despite the sales perosn saying that while it wasn't slippery, it wasn't slip-proof. “Kasi ‘yong thinking namin when we were purchasing this was, ‘Ah, try natin. Okay na ‘yon.” He suggests that if you’re building your home or are upgrading your bathroom, get a sample of the tile nd see how it is when wet. This will help you make the right decision.

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Pro-tip: When asking for a sample tile, Slater recommends signing it, and having the sales personnel sign it as well, so just in case they deliver the wrong kind, you have proof of what you actually chose.

Watch more of his tips here:

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Have you recently spruced up your room or renovated your home? We'd definitely love to see the result! Send clear photos (with your full name, city address, and accompanying kuwento) to [email protected] with the subject "DIY Makeover" and we may just feature your DIY project!

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