You may know of wood or panel wainscoting, but have you thought about tile wainscoting? The beauty of using our ceramic tile for this functional method of wall protection is the ability to make the area waterproof and splash-proof with easy clean up and maintenance. Plus, you can choose any of our gorgeous glaze colors to tie into a specific design style. Continue reading to learn more about tile wainscoting and see two projects for inspiration!
What is Wainscoting Tile?
Wainscoting is a method of wall protection using tile that has been used by builders, designers, and homeowners for centuries. Wainscoting uses subway tile to typically cover the bottom half of a wall, compared to other types of tile application which can be used from floor to ceiling. Using a trim piece at the base and top of the wainscot tiled area will complete the look and pull everything together.
For more trim ideas, visit our blog "Tile Trim 101"
Why use Wainscoting in the bathroom?
The bathroom is a great place to use the wainscoting tile application because of the waterproof and decorative elements. The tile creates a tight, water-sealed seam which can be used around the room, including near a bathtub or shower. Not only is this method of wall protection functional, it's charming too!
For bathroom inspiration, visit our Bathroom Gallery
Art Deco Inspired Bathroom
This beautifully remodeled Art Deco inspired space proves just how beautiful wainscot tiled walls can be. The space uses gorgeous green chair rail trim pieces to add a sleek finishing touch and pop of color to the wainscot bringing the space to life. We love how versatile tile and color can be with wainscoting, and this Art Deco space shows it!
To see more images of this space, visit our gallery "Art Deco Bathroom Tile"
Vintage Modern Ensuite Bathroom
Charming is just one word to describe this stunning space! Patti Wagner, homeowner and designer, wanted this ensuite bathroom to reflect the vintage feel of her classic 1927 Tudor home. The light and bright tiled subway wainscot adds a classy and sleek look which ties into the vintage modern style perfectly. Placing this wainscoting tile near the bathtub and toilets is ideal because of the waterproof nature of this wall protection.
To learn more about this space, visit our blog "Ensuite Bathroom Reveal of Patti Wagner"
3"x6" Subway Tile, Chair Rails, and Cove Base - 11 Deco White
Victorian Pattern - 11 Deco White, 77E Grey, 123W Patina (Custom Color)
Interior Design & Photography by Patti Wagner
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