Wooden Bathrooms: an Innovative Trend

The advances in technology and incorporation of new materials in interior design allows us to create rooms and designs that were never even imagined before. Today, we're looking at wooden bathrooms: an innovative trend.
Wooden Bathrooms: an Innovative Trend

Last update: 06 June, 2023

In decor, wood is undeniably a classic material. While it offers homes warmth and well-being, it’s been banned from humid spaces like kitchens and bathrooms. But today, we’ll show you how to use wooden features in new ways for bathrooms.

Wood is one of the most popular materials used in interior design. Thanks to its versatility, we can use it in almost any room and create all kinds of ambiances ranging from rustic-classic to minimalist decors.

The wooden bathroom trend is picking up speed. By using organic materials in bathroom decor, you can create a natural space for comfort and relaxation.

Are wooden bathrooms even appropriate?

wooden bathrooms appropriate

There’s a common belief that wood isn’t appropriate for bathrooms. But thanks to advances in technology, you can find varnishes that protect the porousness of this material. With varnish, you can transform  wood into a suitable material for bathrooms.

Another thing to consider is exotic varieties, like tropical woods, which used to be hard materials to find. They aren’t very porous and can withstand big temperature differences as well as humidity. They also come in a large range of colors. Here are some of the best options:

  • Teak is a great choice for bathrooms. It withstands temperature changes with no problem and doesn’t morph or crack in the process. On top of that, as it ages, it gains a unique visual charm.
  • Similar to teak, merbau is another popular option for wet areas. Merbau is very strong, which makes it the perfect material for areas with direct water contact.
  • Bamboo is a trend that continues gaining popularity. Its exotic appearance adds originality in addition to warmth. Thanks to its lack of pores, bamboo can resist high levels of humidity without losing its beauty.

How can you use wood?

Just as we discussed earlier, wood is a very warm material that you can use in your bathroom design. It can convert any room into a natural, cozy space regardless of if you use it on your walls or floors. Here are 3 ways to use it in your bathroom.

On walls

wooden bathrooms walls

Using wood on your walls is quite possibly the simplest way of integrating it into your bathroom layout. Walls are the surfaces that are least affected by humidity, which means they’ll mainly be affected by temperature.

On floors

wooden bathrooms floors

Wooden floors are the easiest way to create warmth and comfort. The natural feel that the wood transmits will help you create a space where you can really relax.

Wooden floors aren’t just a great option for the visual results, but they’ll also help you create decorative consistency with the rest of your home. You could use the same wooden floor throughout your entire home. By doing this your home will have a stronger sense of harmony and unity.

Wooden bathrooms: ceilings

wooden bathrooms ceilings

Wooden ceilings are lovely options to try in your bathroom. Whether they’re entirely wood or just a set of wooden beams, wooden ceilings are great for bringing warmth and nature into bathroom decor.

Wood creates a feeling of cleanliness and timelessness in a room.

However, from an architectural standpoint, wooden ceilings are the most complicated option. So before you install them, make sure that your bathroom is well-ventilated and use the least porous or the most waterproof wood options possible. As long as you heed our tips and comments, your bathroom will look amazing.

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