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Wainscotting instead of tile?

Posted by blondelle (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 16, 13 at 16:53

I see they make this in a moisture resistant variety. It's less than tile but does it hold up over the years? It comes in a wider or smaller sized "plank". Have you been happy with yours? Did you buy it prepainted or paint it? Does this always say country? I prefer the paneled type but that's not moisture resistant. Would love any feedback on this stuff.

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RE: Wainscotting instead of tile?

I'm not sure if this will help much, but we just installed board and batten wainscot in a teeny half bath.

It looks great and not country at all. We made our own with 1/2in plywood (with a birch veneer) and 1/2in 1x3 and 1x4 top rail, painted with 2 coats primer and 2 coats good acrylic paint.

Since this is a half bath, the moisture concern is fairly low. Our sink will wall mount, but it's a 1920s sink with a high back, so I'm not concerned about water splashing.

We love how it looks, however I don't plan to use wainscoting in either of my full bathrooms where moisture is more of a concern.

Good luck!

Always ;-)

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