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dbbyleo 04-23-2008 04:31 PM

Wood trims in Bathroom, wood or non-wood
I'm finishing my basement... and in the bathroom, I'm planning on installing a 60'x40' drop in tub. I want to touch up the bathroom with wood trims, such as wainscotting... much like I've seen in some magazine. With the exception of a short tile surround, the tub will be surrounded with wainscotting and wood trims.

I'm worried about having wood material in the bathroom, especially with all the wainscotting I plan on installing.

Do you recommend finding a non-wood product wainscotting? if so, what products out there can you recommend?

AtlanticWBConst. 04-23-2008 06:06 PM

If you plan on installing alot of wood directly adjacent to a drop-in tub, you could look at Koma Board (Composite material - non wood).

As far as trimwork in a bathroom, unless you have young children or plan on splashing around alot yourself, such wood trim work, is generally well protected with several good coats of paint.

INeedMoreTape 05-03-2008 10:16 AM

I agree with AtlanticWBConst.

I have used quite a bit of wood in bathrooms and have never had a problem (when used with a semi-gloss paint). Originally, I had the same concern as you and ordered a composite blinds for a window in a bathroom. However, I put real wood blinds on a large window directly above a bathtub a few years ago and do not have any moisture damage.

The size of the bathroom is also a factor. Steam and humidity can disperse better in larger bathrooms.

dbbyleo 05-05-2008 10:47 AM

Thanks for looking at this. I appreciate your sharing of your experience. I think I'll go ahead and just go with wood like you said.

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