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11+ Inspiring Shiplap Bathroom Ideas | Can you put shiplap in bathrooms?

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?”

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Can you put shiplap in bathrooms?

There always a risk with wood treatments installed 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.

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How do I protect my shiplap in the bathroom?

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.
  • 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.
  • Lastly, fill all gaps and corners with caulk.

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??

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Shiplap Bathroom Ideas

So many gorgeous and inspiring ideas, 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?!

Would you install shiplap in your bathroom?

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