The tile in the bathroom has always been the coating par excellence: Waterproof, economical, resistant and very versatile.
So it probably will always be, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t other alternatives to cover and decorate the walls of a bathroom.
From painting to wallpaper and going through other materials such as wood or concrete are also used today to cover the walls of the bathrooms without tiles.
Join me and discover these ideas for cover the walls of a bathroom without tiles, without tiling, which I have prepared.
Wood and paint
Project and photography of the Factory HomeStaging studio
Two materials that combine perfectly and create appropriate environments for any space, due to the immense variety of their finishes and possible combinations. Plastic paint is waterproof and today, we can also find woods prepared against humidity, created specifically for these environments.
Concrete and cement
Design and photography Jefta Offerman
In the rough, with pockets, polished, stained … Concrete as a finish also has its own small menu of finishes that we can choose from to create different bathroom designs.
A porous and absorbent material that, surprisingly, has become very fashionable lately, just like cement, as we see above these lines.
Photography Stories from home | Instagram @historiasdecasa
It has a similar finish to concrete, but microcement is a mortar of which a very thin layer is applied to the walls, creating a rough and industrial aesthetic, although we can also create minimalist bathrooms. It dries very quickly and is applied like any other mortar, but you have to be careful with it since having such a thin layer, if the base on which it is applied is not firm, it will probably break somewhere and in a short time we will have several cracks by the surface.
Mortar and paint
Any cement-type mortar or even glue cement is used to cover and render the bathroom walls. Then, once dry, you can leave it as is, or apply a layer of plastic paint to give it color and waterproofing.
Bathroom design by Mayte Juberias
Wallpapers are also another material with a huge range of finishes widely used today for the design of bathrooms without tiles. Vinyls are the type of paper that we need since they have a very thin plastic layer on top of the paper itself, protecting it from moisture, stains, etc.
Wall mural by Pixers
Wall murals are highly decorative, and they don’t go up a lot in price for the transformative power they have. We can give our bathroom another dimension, making it visually larger.
Atlas Concorde 3d panel
Today we have at our disposal many types of panels to panel the walls of the bathroom without tiles. Made of different imitations, acoustic and thermal insulators, metal, wood, different plastics, even fabric and padding. The range is huge and the range of finishes they offer us, immense.
Photography Shades of Blue Interiors
We can also use only wood. Either with wood in natural colors, or painting it white, as we see in the bathroom above these lines, or in any other way that wood allows us, as well as being able to leave it natural or paint it.
It is usually a rarely used option since the bathroom is a place where there is water and humidity and the paint does not get along with it, but with the proper precautions and a plastic paint that is always waterproof, nothing has to happen. Also, if we get tired of its color, we can apply another one in a weekend.
Whether in the form of imitation, with panels or in another format, as well as natural, stone, the immense number of stone models that there are, are also another option to cover bathrooms without tiles.
Another of the coatings that we can use if we do not want to tile the bathroom with tiles is brick, or the imitation of it. It is an original coating with multiple options since it is available in a wide variety of finishes, in addition to which we can paint it.
With wooden slats
Noken project – Porcelanosa
Basically this option to cover the walls of the bathrooms without tiles is wood, we had already seen it before, but here we can appreciate what we can achieve with it. It does not mean that we can only use decking or planks. Wood can be transformed into a state-of-the-art slat wall among many other formats that we can imagine.
See: White and wood bathrooms
Virtually any material can be used to cover the walls of a bathroom, if the right measures are taken. Naturally, the tile is still the best option since, as I said before, it repels moisture, cleans well, does not stain, is durable and resistant and also inexpensive and with a huge number of finishes. Even so, if you don’t want tile in your bathroom, as you can see, you have many options.
What do you think of these materials? Do you have any doubt or suggestion? I will be happy to read and respond to you in the comments.