A bathroom with coordinating wallpaper and chair cloth

Wrapping Your Room in Wallcoverings

The wallcoverings in a bathroom set the mood and style by creating a backdrop for the fixtures and furnishings. Flowers and fluff say a feminine person inhabits the space, while soccer balls and scooters running across the walls scream that it’s a kids’ bathroom. And that’s exactly what wallcoverings do- define the room and reveal who uses it. In the same sense, a subdued pattern or subtle design on the walls create a muted backdrop to show off colorful fixtures and furnishings.

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Discovering the Many Faces of Wallboard

Gypsum wallboard is the mainstay of the construction industry. Most walls and ceilings are now constructed with this inexpensive and durable product. Through the years, special-purpose wallboard panels like green board and cement board have been developed to overcome wallboard’s primary enemy: moisture.

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Selecting Surface Materials 101

Before you make any decisions about the design and fixtures in your new bathroom, spend some time thinking about the surface materials you plan to use. Admittedly, musing about wallboard is far from exciting, but the basic materials that make up the surfaces in a bathroom- walls, ceilings, and floors- are important. To create the best new bathroom, take a step back to the basics to discover what makes up the shell of the room. A little knowledge about the different surface materials used in a bathroom goes a long way in guaranteeing surfaces that are sound and durable.

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