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About This QuizDecorating your bathroom can provide you with hours of shopping pleasure. Take our quiz and learn some great tips for decorating your bathroom.
What is an advantage of a pedestal or wall-hung sink?
It provides easy access for wheelchair users.
An advantage of a pedestal or wall-hung sink is that it provides space for a wheelchair. A wall-hung sink can even be custom designed to fit the exact measurements of the wheelchair.
It takes up less space than an in-counter sink.
It is cheaper than an in-counter sink.
What is the latest look in lavatory (in-counter) sinks?
a simple bowl that sits atop the counter
The latest look in lavatory (in-counter) sinks is a simple bowl made from metal, glass or water-resistant wood that sits atop the counter.
stainless steel sinks inlaid into the counter
ceramic or stainless steel sinks decorated with semi-precious materials
Which is the most contemporary toilet style?
tank and seat in one piece
A toilet and tank combined in one is the most contemporary toilet style. An elongated toilet bowl is even more fashionable, if you have the space.
tank and seat in separate, but closely placed pieces
tank and seat separate, with the tank high on the wall
What is the disadvantage of a combined bath and shower?
Two people can't use the two facilities at one time.
The rounded sides of the bath are treacherously slippery.
The rounded sides of a bath are designed for backsides, not feet, and so are treacherously slippery when standing.
The bath cannot then have a whirlpool function.
When choosing a new shower head, it is best to choose one that has a pressure balancing valve. What does this do?
prevents sudden blasts of hot water
A pressure balancing valve prevents sudden blasts of hot water that occur when another source of water, like a toilet or a washing machine, is used.
evenly distributes the water through all the holes in the shower head
keeps water pressure to a minimum to conserve water
What is a bidet?
a luxury European vanity
a cosmetic chest
a sit-down washbasin
A bidet is a sit-down washbasin, standard in European bathrooms and a symbol of luxury in modern American ones.
What is a good way to minimize bathroom clutter?
Store most things out of the bathroom.
Install cabinets that have rounded edges.
Paint the cabinets the same color as the walls.
Painting the cabinets the same color as the walls gives the impression of space in a bathroom cluttered with storage cabinets.
What is the most economical material for a bathroom countertop?
High-pressure, decorative laminate is the most economical material for a bathroom countertop. Ceramic tile is also affordable and durable, while marble and granite, both very durable, are quite expensive.
What item is essential in any bathroom?
an efficient water heating system
a good ventilation fan
A good ventilation fan is essential in any bathroom, especially ones with wooden countertops or cabinets.
a floor mat to prevent tile damage
What materials are best recommended for bathroom walls and flooring?
ceramic and marble
ceramic and laminate
any material, so long as its waterproof
Today, bathroom walls and floors can be made out of almost any material so long as it is waterproof, either naturally or by means of an impervious finish.
Which woods withstand moisture best?
redwood and cedar
Redwood and cedar withstand moisture well, and so are the best choice for bathroom walls.
pine and oak
cherry and mahogany
What is the ratio of artificial light needed for a bathroom?
2 watts per square foot
4 watts per square foot
To keep a bathroom light and bright, it is recommended to have 4 watts of artificial light per square foot or 2 watts of fluorescent light per square foot.
8 watts per square foot
What is the best position in a bathroom to place the mirror lights?
above the mirror
on both sides of the mirror
As intricate grooming often takes place by the bathroom mirror, it is best to place lights on both sides of it. Lights above it cast a shadow.
at a distance
What does a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) do?
In case of water coming in contact with electricity, it shuts off the electricity supply.
A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) automatically shuts off the electricity supply when there is an electric fault, such as when a hair dryer falls into a tub of water.
If the lighting in the bathroom overheats, it automatically switches it off until it cools down.
It is a electricity-saving device that minimizes electric output.
What is the best way to lay out a bathroom?
Have all pipes laid under the floor.
To prevent cross currents of water, have supply and waste pipes far away from one and other.
Have all pipes located in one wall, for easy maintenance.
It makes repairs easier if you have all the pipes, supply and waste, located in one wall.