Your guide to wainscoting your bathroom


Your guide to wainscoting your bathroom

A house is often a combined constituent of different rooms, spaces, designs, features and more. What might seems an artistic beauty of a house form outside might not look so elegant from the inside. While some not so subtle looking home can be so gracious from the inside. It’s all depends on the works rendered in the home construction or renovation.

Often various decors and showpiece items are used to transform the quality of the home. With decors ranging from walls to floors not withholding the ceiling too. It may even refer to the furniture or even the lightings. You can’t really pin down décor to one particular niche.

Bathroom is one such part of the house where decoration can mold them into something gracious looking classy place. As aforementioned above you can’t really put décor into a small bracket. Bathroom wainscoting is one such decorative item used to style up the bathroom. We here shall let you know about wainscoting decoration of the bathroom.

  • Bathroom Wainscoting
  • Bathroom wainscoting is said to have been started by the Dutch in the 1300’s to protect their lower half of the plastered walls from corrosion. However it came into extensive usage in the 17th century in England.
  • Bathroom wainscoting provides a protective layer against the dirt, grimes, corrosion, water splashes and spills. It helps keep the coating of paints intact and safe.
  • Bathroom wainscoting has a typical height of three feet (36 inches) from the floor up. However people even go for the four feet and more heights (48 to 52 inches) to offer more protection.
  • Bathroom wainscoting material are traditionally of wood but it’s not unheard of plastic materials being used for their more durability and styling matters.
  • When styled right, these bathroom wainscoting can provide a pleasant view to the eyes. So look for the right color combinations to work in synchronize your bathroom
  • It’s best advised to use a primer coating on the surface with one coat of your desired paint before you start attaching them to the walls.
  • Before going for a bathroom wainscoting, have a clear worked out plan with you. Do your homework and stick to it.
  • Always look to plank them from the floor up for better reinforcements and working ease.
  • Bathroom wainscoting should be attached to the walls with the help of adhesive and grooves.
  • Look for the moisture levels of your bathroom before opting for a wainscoting. It’s best advised to leave your planks in the bathroom before working on them to let them absorb the moisture.
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