Do you love the shiplap look and wondering if you can put shiplap in bathrooms? Learn our tips and tricks for shiplap bathroom walls and get inspired with these gorgeous shiplap bathroom ideas !
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Have you hopped on the SHIPLAP train yet? If so, you’re probably trying to find a way to add shiplap to basically every room in your house, am I right?!
But when it comes to bathrooms, you may be hesitating….wondering “Is shiplap OK in bathrooms?”
Shiplap Bathrooms: Can You Use Shiplap in a Bathroom?
There is always a risk with wood treatments installed in a bathroom or area exposed to a lot of moisture or humidity.
I would not recommend putting shiplap in a place where it will be frequently exposed to water or come in direct contact with water (like behind a sink where water will splash up or above a shower/bath or shower surround in a bathroom that is used regularly).
However, there are several steps you can take to protect your shiplap in the bathroom.
How do I protect my shiplap bathroom walls?
If you are going to install a shiplap bathroom wall or put shiplap in an area where there’s moisture, it’s important to protect it so that water doesn’t penetrate the surface of the wood. It’s all about creating a good seal on your wood.
- Start by coating the entire piece of wood (all sides and edges) with a high quality primer that is made for bathrooms before installing. Read more about when and why you need primer in this article.
- Be sure to also fill all nail holes with a high quality paintable wood filler or spackle, sanded smooth and then covered by primer and paint. Learn how to fill nail holes in walls here.
- Lastly, fill all gaps and corners with caulk. Get tips and tricks for caulking here.
With these simple steps, you can protect your shiplap from moisture damage in your bathroom.
Now, are you ready for some major inspiration when it comes to bathrooms with shiplap??
Inspiring Shiplap Bathroom Ideas: Stylish Ways to Install Shiplap in the Bathroom
So many gorgeous and inspiring ideas with these bathroom images with shiplap, right? Which was your favorite??
Even though you need to be a little more careful to make sure your shiplap is installed correctly and protected in your bathroom, there’s no reason to avoid it altogether! You don’t avoid putting wood vanities, doors, and baseboards in bathrooms, right?!