Glenn Robert Lym Architect
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Half Bath industrial-bathroom
 

Half Bath

Corrugated, galvanized sheet metal and mirrors make for a lively powder room.
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Rachel Pike wrote:
osb ceiling treatment? - what did you coat the sob in so it it water tight? I am replacing a piece of stud wall at the side of my bath with Ian and tiling directly onto the bottom two foot but the rest will be exposed? is there a special kind of varnish or clear coating I need to use so it doesn't succumb to the steam?
   Comment   May 28, 2014
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Rachel Pike
Sorry I was using the app on a phone and the question was for another photo and it's uploaded on this one! It was a picture of a bathroom with an OSB ceiling. I was just asking if it needed to be sealed in a special way but the autocorrect got the better of me too. Sorry for the mix up :)
June 5, 2014 at 6:23pm   
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:-)
June 6, 2014 at 6:26pm     
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thrbrdrider wrote:
I can't tell how the sheet is finished at the bottom. ? - how is the edge finished on the floor -- to keep dust from accumulating? thanks - well done.
     Comment   March 21, 2014
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Good question. The metal is held about 3-1/2" above the floor. The floor is a large, single sheet vinyl flooring that coves up onto the wall and goes up behind the sheet metal.

The metal is similarly held away from the ceiling, where the glossy, grey painted ceiling color descends the wall behind the metal.
March 21, 2014 at 2:14pm     
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thrbrdrider
thanks -- that makes sense. I assumed the metal panel went all the way to the floor and couldn't envision how it was finished off. interesting maneuver!
March 22, 2014 at 7:06am   
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1985hoosier wrote:
Walls - Are all the walls galvanized? If not, what color did you paint the walls to compliment the corrugated metal?
   Comment   February 28, 2014
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The walls are covered in corrugated galvanized sheet metal. But the ceiling is painted in gray semigloss paint.
February 28, 2014 at 10:21am   
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marksmiller wrote:
Where can I get this material for my customer,I live in nashvill - My customer wants corrugated metal on his office walls. Thanks Mark Miller 615-500-7049
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The material on these walls is galvanized sheet metal. It tends to show water marks, and those marks will not be removable. You may be able to get sheet stainless steel which would be better, or possibly use a metallic type sheet good in the Formica Line. For metal, try a local sheet metal fabricator, which might be anything from a Heating and Sheet Metal company (sheet metal is used largely in making HVAC duct work) or an ironworks shop that does a lot of complicated sheet metal forming.
February 2, 2014 at 12:26pm   
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tonita1951 wrote:
corrugated metal wainsoting - Hello - what gauge width and type of corrugated metal did you use - looks fabulous - thanks
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jkilkullen
Is it steel? Or tin?
April 26, 2013 at 7:07pm   
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I noticed you mixed corrugated metal with wood on the outside of the house. Are ALL the walls in the powder room corrugated metal, or is one of them wood? Just curious.
April 26, 2013 at 7:09pm   
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lazidazi wrote:
Tin Shower Walls: How to prevent moisture problems? - Mr. Lym - I want to use corrugated tin like this in a Bath I'm doing, and use it in the shower. Have been told that moisture will get behind the tin and cause problems. How can this be done without worrying about moisture problems behind the tin? It's an old house with tongue & groove wall boards; I planned to put tile backer on the shower walls just as I would if putting ceramic tile up. Can you steer me in the right direction? Thanks very much!
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In the case of exterior use, the fasteners more or less keep water from penetrating their puncture points through the exterior membrane, be it felt or Tyvek or whatever. And what little moisture that would get through the membrane puncture, might then collect in the substrate be it plywood or OSB etc. Depending on the climate, that might or might not be an issue. I am in San Francisco where such water intrusions can dry out without prolonged damage (e.g. molds) as long as the exterior layers are breathable enough, e.g. ship lapped metal siding.

However in a shower enclosure, humidity may not allow a drying out of small amount of water and lead thus to mildew and dry rot. You could try self healing waterproof membranes perhaps Bituthene or set the fasteners up to embed in some kind of blocking that itself is over the membrane but does not penetrate it, etc epé wood strips glued to the membrane. Year ago I did a wood shingled shower waterproofed in this manner, and except for the water aging on the cedar shingles, it was waterproof for several decades until the house was remodeled. There were not leaks. The contractor was a pro.
February 11, 2014 at 4:16pm   
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Metl Mann
Stainless steel corrugated panels are available. Search "corrugated stainless steel" and you will find several suppliers. James River Steel seems to have the capabilities to make it in various styles. Yes it might cost more, but it would outlive you and your house. If you back them with a waterproof membrane water will stay in the shower and not get in your walls.
March 23, 2014 at 10:46pm   
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jjlk2 wrote:
using galvanized metal as a wainscoat on interior wall - have heard that the metal buckles in the middle, only going up 32 inches connecting to wallboard of some type. Thank you
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It depends. This metal is corrugated and hence can stand vertically with bending for quite a height. If you are using a flat sheet, it will depend on the thickness of the metal and or how it is secured to its' vertical surface.
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Before using any Galvanized metal in your new home or renovation - take a minute and read this eWarning about Hot Dipped Galvanized Metal Lath Failures here;
http://www.houzz.com/discussions/890294/EWarning--Hot-Dipped-Galvanized-Metal-Lath
March 12, 2014 at 8:19am   
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billehrlich123 wrote:
towel bars - I want to use a towel bar as a laundry line - would these do the trick? what kind are they and how are they mounted?
   Comment   August 1, 2013
md3kds wrote:
i live in delaware, what is the brand name for this type of siding, - i intend to use this type, if i can find it, for a wainscoting, on a water front property with a block wall foundation. the first floor, just got flooded out. so next time, i intend to have a 4-5 foot wainscoting, over the block wall first floor. if it get flooded again, the flood insurance may require the first floor not be used as a living space, then it would a garage storage area. roght now their is a small kitchern, living room, family room, bedroom, and utilities room. this bathroom shows the exact type of metal siding i would like. nice job.
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