Can you use laminate flooring on a bathroom wall?

by Jett

I live in a rent house and the drywall is in need of repair below the shower arm. I would like to give it a ship lap look just around the top of the shower (both ends and the back) but keep costs minimal, especially as I have 2 bathrooms to do.

  6 answers
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Mar 25, 2019

    Yes you can, but if you rent you need to ask permission to do it.

  • Natalie Natalie on Mar 25, 2019

    I'm sure its possible! But like DesertRose said, make sure to ask your landlord first. Who knows! Maybe they will fix it for you!

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Mar 25, 2019

    Jett....My husband used on a closet in a basement bathroom (floor the same) and I love it! He even covered the shelves in it! Great job!

  • CrowEyes CrowEyes on Mar 27, 2019

    I would not recommend. Moisture and condensation could form between the shower wall and plank (mildew/rot/mold) the heat from the shower could deform the planks, and the vertical application may not hold up in the moderate trim of time.🌷

  • Judy Judy on Mar 30, 2019

    I also agree that the water and mold issues may be a problem shortly after you try this.

    If there’s damage to the wall it is up to the landlord to fix it properly for you. Anything with water can cause huge mold issues which could be a potential health hazard.

  • Oliva Oliva on Mar 31, 2019

    Laminate is a very poor choice for wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.