What is wainscoting in bathrooms? Bathroom wainscoting is a style of wall panelling. It originated from Holland and England. At first, homeowners covered an entire wall surface. Today, homeowners cover the lower parts only. Advances in wood processing technology have brought a wide variety of materials to pick from. Covering bathrooms during bathroom renovation with wainscoting involves nailing panels of wood on sections of the walls then topping it with a chair rail moulding. Chair rail moulding is a decorative wood trim that is placed horizontally on the walls.
As for what is the purpose of wainscoting, the first is to add interesting texture and a country appeal to a rather plain bathroom wall. It is also used to create a contrast with the walls to break the monotony. Towel bars mounted on walls above wainscoting look amazing. So, is wainscoting good for a bathroom? The answer is yes. The added layer protects your bathroom walls from moisture and serves as great insulation. Wainscoting will also add value to your home.