Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Water-resistant wainscoting ideal for a bathroom

Installing wainscoting in a bathroom is an ideal way to add style and character to the space. However, some people worry that the wood will not hold up well in the moist, humid environment of the bathroom.

There are other options to achieve the clean look of traditional wainscoting without the use of wood, however. A company called Plastpro makes a vinyl wainscoting product that is 100 percent moisture-resistant, so it prevents problems with mold or mildew that can occur in high-moisture areas of the home, such as the bathroom. It also protects sheetrock, keeping walls from warping, corroding and rotting, according to NouveauBathrooms.com.

"For contractors, architects and homeowners looking for a simple way to enhance and protect walls, installing vinyl wainscoting is an effective solution," said Franco An, president of Plastpro, Inc. "Our advanced technology has allowed us to manufacture a unique wainscoting that's not only strong and affordable, but looks fabulous."

In addition to being easy to clean and maintain, An says that the product is easy to install using a three-step process.

Whether or not homeowners are planning an entire bathroom renovation that includes installing a new bathroom vanity, bathtub, toilet and faucets, installing wainscoting can be a great addition to a space.