Need Quick Help, Please--Tile or Wood Baseboards in Bathrooms?

trudymomJune 10, 2008

Need quick help on whether to use wood or tile baseboards in master, guest, and kids' bathrooms. New construction.

Thank you!

(I cross posted in the bathroom forum.)

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Flash

It's a personal preference. What do YOU want?

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 10:03AM
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john_wc

I recommend tile since you cannot achieve a water tight seal with wood baseboards.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 10:15AM
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brutuses

I like the look and warmth of the wood, but it's a personal preference.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 11:36AM
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dixiedoodle

As the others have mentioned, it is totally personal preference. I prefer wood b/c to me tile "baseboards" look commercial if the tile does not continue up the wall to at least the level of a chair rail.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 1:32PM
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disneyrsh

You can use pvc, also. It looks just like wood but doesn't warp or split. They are using it a lot on the exterior of houses because it holds up better, and one of my bathroom contractors recommended it over wood.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 2:18PM
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worthy

Depends on the look you're trying to achieve. Here, using a solitary wood baseboard would be out of place.

Chinese quartzite tiling, Maax Palace bubbleair, Kohler fixtures and fittings.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 5:59PM
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brutuses

Worthy, whose bathroom is that? Is it yours?

Worthy is right, wood would be out of place in that bath.

disney, I have PVC beadboard in my guest bath and we decided to use the wood moldings. They look great together. You can't tell the PVC is PVC unless you touch it.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 1:42PM
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