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How to Use Reclaimed Wood From a Hardwood Floor Showroom in Your Bathroom

May 17, 2017

It’s fairly common to use reclaimed wood in kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms, but it’s far less common to see reclaimed wood used in bathrooms. If you want a unique bathroom design that will make your home stand out, consider using reclaimed wood from a hardwood floor showroom in your bathroom. Here are some tips to help you bring your vision to life:

Be selective about where it is used.

Water and wood are not a good mix, which is one of the reasons why wood is rarely used in bathrooms. But, if you want reclaimed wood incorporated into your bathroom, be selective about where you put it. For example, you shouldn’t plan on having reclaimed wood around the shower or tub, since it is very likely that water will splash onto the wood here. Work with your contractor to determine areas of the bathroom that are not exposed to much water.

Put it in the powder room

Even if you place wood far away from the shower and tub, it will still be exposed to steam. If this concerns you, you may want to use reclaimed wood in a powder room instead of a full bathroom. This way, you only have to worry about the water from the sink coming into contact with the wood.

Your bathroom does not have to be rustic

Reclaimed wood is often used to create a natural, rustic vibe, but that doesn’t mean you can only use it in this type of bathroom. In fact, pairing reclaimed wood with modern features such as shiny silver faucets and crisp white countertops creates a beautiful contrast that adds warmth to the room. The lesson? Don’t limit the possibilities for your bathroom by thinking that you can only use reclaimed wood in rooms with a rustic feel.

Create a backdrop

Cover the wall behind your sink with reclaimed wood to create a bold statement. This is a great way to incorporate reclaimed wood into your bathroom because it is so unexpected. Statement walls are often used in living rooms and bedrooms, but no one expects to see one in a bathroom. Be a trendsetter by bringing the statement wall concept to your bathroom!

Use it as art

If you don’t want to cover an entire wall in your bathroom with reclaimed wood, consider covering just a portion of it with different pieces of reclaimed wood. Buy pieces in different shapes, sizes, and colors, and have your contractor arrange them on your wall to create a unique patchwork. No one else will have something like this in their homes, and your guests will be impressed with your creativity.

Now that you know the many different ways you can use reclaimed wood in your bathroom, it’s time to get in touch with the professionals. Contact the team of design experts at Ward Hardwood who have a knack for helping clients choose the right flooring for their homes, and preserve it for years after installation. Call 303-674-6966 to set up a consultation today