Many DIYers want to know if it is safe to install shiplap in their bathroom or in other areas often associated with high levels of humidity or moisture. No one wants to worry about mildew, decay and a peeling paint surface.
We assure you that installing wood cladding shiplap in your bathroom is okay as long as it's not frequently exposed to water (like a shower surround). There's no need for special wood or wood sealers, but if you plan to paint the surface, we recommended applying a coat of mildew-resistant paint. You can also apply a clear coat sealer to the boards to give them an additional layer of moisture protection.
Shiplap boards are easy to install over existing drywall or plaster as long as the walls or ceilings are in relatively good shape. If your bathroom is properly vented, there's no need to worry about moisture and humidity.
Now that you know it's safe to install shiplap in a bathroom, let’s explore several ways you can use it in the bathroom.
Create a unique sink backsplash with shiplap wall cladding. UFP-Edge Charred Wood (Deep Sea Blue) shiplap features blue highlights and is the perfect complement for any modern bathroom wall.
Go for a bold upscale bathroom by accenting it with a combination of Midnight Black and Farmhouse White Timeless nickel gap shiplap.
Adding white shiplap cladding to bathroom walls should make the space feel bigger and brighter.
Whether you decide to install a small accent wall behind the sink or toilet or finish the entire space, shiplap is a great addition for virtually any bathroom. For more frequently asked questions, head over to our FAQ page.