Waterproof wall options for your contemporary bathroom

06 Oct

One important aspect of bathroom design is that of choosing the perfect waterproof wall option for your bathroom. Contemporary bathrooms not only have to look stunning and reflect your personality, but also be practical. The wall surface needs to be waterproof, moisture proof, easy to clean, and be able to prevent the growth of mould. 

Below we share some waterproof wall options: 


Laminate is a great choice for bathroom walls. It can be bought in sheets as well as rolls, and comes in a variety of colours and patterns that will suit contemporary bathrooms. It is long lasting and very easy to apply to the wall. 


Stone walls really do perfect that natural look in the modern bathroom, and are naturally waterproof. However, they do need to be fitted by a specialist. Another option is to install stone tiles, which look just as good, but can be installed yourself. 


Glass has become increasingly popular over the years, and really does give a sleek and open feel to the bathroom. There are various options you can choose from, including glass blocks, splashbacks and patterned glass. 


You can't go wrong with paint, but it's important to use the right type of paint - waterproof, oil-based paint. There are now many specialist bathroom paints in a variety of colours and finishes on the market that also help to reflect light. 

Ceramic tiles

You really can't go wrong with the classic ceramic tile. They are waterproof and very easy to clean. You can choose a matte or gloss finish, or opt for plain or patterned. The choice is yours. 

Vinyl wallpaper

Vinyl wallpaper has come a long way, and is now available in a range of modern patterns and colour choices. It's easy to apply to the bathroom wall and is 100% waterproof. Many individuals choose to use a combination of both vinyl wallpaper and tiles. 

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