The bathroom in my new apt needs a facelift. I want to replace the WALL tiles with an alternative WALL COVERING other than ceramic tiles or paint. any suggestions for a waterproof, hygenic material?? ie cement or a plaster that can be used in a bathtub area. the tiles are too old to upgrade or repair and too high maintenance. the walls are 11 ft high so I need something that wont cost too much. the apt was built in 1870 and very little upgrade has been done - so I am guessing its jiprock behind the tiles. Any suggestions would be appreciated. My landlord is only going to do patch work that wont resolve the asthestics.