With all the moisture that comes with a bathroom you might think that you can’t do wood in the bathroom. This isn’t necessarily the case. Having a fan that vents outside can help control humidity in the bathroom. Plus there are woods that are engineered and treated to withstand a bit of moisture.
Wood and laminate floors can be used in the bathroom. To protect them from moisture you’ll want to use a bathmat and wipe up any spills and splashes. Wood and laminate are not as water resistant as other materials commonly used for bathroom floors like tile or vinyl. Knowing how to take care of wood floors in wet areas can prolong the look and life of your investment.
Some woods are more moisture resistant than others. Teak for example is a wood that is commonly used outdoors and on boats. Using teak as a wood floor or counter top in a bathroom is a great way to add wood to the bathroom. Some treated and engineered woods intended for outdoor use on decks, railings or docks can also be used in wet areas like showers and around the tub. Doing your research before you install can save you time and headaches if the material is not what you need.
Wood can also be used on the vanity. Using a stone or solid surface counter on top of a wood vanity gives you the look of wood with the strength of stone. A great look for the bathroom.