Wood is a beautiful material, but sadly under-used in bathrooms. Lots of people are afraid of mold and shape changes under the humid conditions of a bathroom, but modern processing and sealing techniques have made it a suitable material for all kinds of uses that weren't possible before.
Wood in the bathroom adds a touch of warmth and a natural, organic feeling that's hard to replicate with other materials. It's been gaining in popularity in the last few years, and it's definitely... a major trend for 2016 and beyond.
Wood is a renewable resource, and many wood manufacturers ensure that their materials are collected from sustainably managed forests, which adds to the value of using it more around the house.
Let's have a look at the kind of wood additions you can make to your bathroom while planning a remodelling.
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A wood wall is perfect for those who want a little contrast in their bathroom. Against paint or tile, a wood wall will look fresh and organic, and you can use the contrast as a decor feature.
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Who doesn't love the feeling of a wood floor under their feet? Wood is warm, soft and just pliable enough to feel natural and comfortable to walk on.
In the bathroom, a wooden floor adds to the "sauna" aspect, or simply provides a touch of organic feeling to the room. Tropical woods like teak have a natural water-resistant resin that makes it appropriate for the humid bathroom environment.
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If we can make good wood sinks, it's logical that we could make wooden tubs as well. Whether it's a regular ceramic tub covered in wood, or a tub carved into a large piece of wood, this kind of bathtub really can make a big difference in your decor.
Imagine: instead of a sterile white tub, you get to relax in a beautifully natural, soft and comfortable wooden tub that reminds you of the forest, or the rustic round tubs that used to be found on farms.
No matter your decor inspiration, a... wooden tub can certainly fit your needs, with modern, rustic or artistic lines.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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A small but significant wooden touch to your bathroom can also be done through countertops. Since you're not cutting or doing anything harsh on these counters (as opposed to the kitchen), using a softer material isn't a problem.
If it's humidity you're worried about, there are plenty of humidity-resistant woods, and sealants that will help your counters resist water damage. Of course, good ventilation and humidity management also helps.
Wood for every taste and budget
No matter what your remodelling budget is, or your decor style tastes, a wood element in the bathroom makes it welcoming, warm and comfortable. You can add only one or two items, or go all-in with a number of wood decor elements in your bathroom.