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

Posted by trudymom (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 10, 08 at 9:45

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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.


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

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.


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

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

51 Chelford MB

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


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

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.


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