Tile or Wall in Bathroom? Help?
Shannan G
June 5, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I just bought my place & I just found this lovely space. Hi everyone. I have a Qs that I hope someone can help. Is is true that its better to tile a bathroom due to waterworks vs leaving it bare & painted? Help,
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It would be nice to see a photo. Generally for humidity and waterproofing purposes - particularly in showers, behind sinks and on the floor, tile is essential for preventing dampness problems later on. However, you can do partial tiling and then paint the walls.
June 5, 2013 at 10:46PM   
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Fred S
Some paint works better than others. It should be semigloss, not flat, and have mildew protection. Water resistant sheetrock or paperless also helps.
June 5, 2013 at 11:47PM   
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Tiles tend to be more moisture resistant compared to drywall especially in a smaller bathroom.
June 6, 2013 at 12:34AM   
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Shannan G
Ah ok! Thank you kind people I guess the vote goes to tile then. I haven't started but will overlay over the existing tiles. And yes I was referring to walls. I was shown lovely pictures of bathrooms that had painted walls but was adviced against it as a) my bathroom is pretty small and b) those picts were probably of powder rooms. Thanks again
June 6, 2013 at 1:13AM   
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