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To Tile the Bathroom Wall or Not

jlroberge's picture

We are currently renovating our home that is 7 years old.  We are renovating the bathrooms.  We are wondering if we should be tiling the bathroom walls or not?  Is this just a trend that will go away and then scare new home buyers away from purchasing our home?  We won’t be using bold colors, mostly natural stone looking porcelain tiles.   We propose tiling up the wall half way in our main bath and the same in our master bath.  In the master bath tile would be on the floor, on the bathtub surround, the walk in shower and half way up the wall. This is quite an expense and I know the look will be nice but I worry about resale. Most magazines seem to be half and half.  However, it seems the higher end bathrooms have the tile on the wall. Any help would be wonderful. Thank you,

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lorasmith's picture

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eramorse's picture

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Danny Griffin

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markt's picture

Tile the bathroom walls and not only will it be easier to clean but it will prevent water damage. The suggestions above are pretty solid and to save costs, not adding tiles would do that but I guess it all depends on the budget. storage in spruce grove

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joeanna anthony

You can use solid surfacing sheets. There are other options too as  there are all sorts of water- and mould-proof paints available these days, so you don’t have to have tiles everywhere. I’d suggest plaster and waterproofing where the wall joins the floor by a professional, followed by a waterproof paint in the colour of your choice. Good luck!For information on fencing, please check out 

marlo22's picture

I think keep both the bathroom wall design same but use half below portion with quality & good looking tiles as this part is always remain wet due to wholesome days activity. use low expensive tiles at upper half portion of wall so you will be in budjet as well as get high value while selling. or if you dont know which tiles to use you can ask for a bathroom renovation proffesional.

nick's picture

As long as you manage to create an one of a kind bathroom using the tiles I don't see why the buyers wouldn't love it. There are a lot of unique bathroom ideas on the internet, just take your time and study them before buying the tiles, you will certainly come across the right design for your bathroom.

dytecture's picture

 Most builders' new homes do not have tiles in the bathroom mainly to cut costs, even though a painted drywall will not take the moisture and maintenance as good as tiled wall.When selecting tiles, try to find something that is not too trendy, and larger sized tiles usually cost less to install. 

spersaud's picture

I've never really thought of it as so much of a trend, as it is personal preference. I think the style of tile is what can date a bathroom, but going for a classic, neutral finish should be fine.

I personally like the look of bare walls, with tiles used for the shower surround and around the sink, but it's all what you prefer!

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