Crown Molding in Bath/Shower?


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Old 11-25-06, 08:19 AM
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Crown Molding in Bath/Shower?

Remodeling bathroom down to studs, leaving drywall on ceiling. Is it best to remove walls up to ceiling joint and finish off with crown molding or to cut wall about 6-8" below ceiling joint and finish seam at that height. Can't finish joint at wall and ceiling as ceiling is a sand finish with swirl that could never match to look good. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.
 
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Crown moulding might be simplier but a lot depends on your situtation. Is your bath square or are there a lot of in and outs to cope with? Either is doable, mostly what you prefer.

Another option would be to retexture the ceiling.
 
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Thanks for the reply. The bath is a simple rectangle approx 5x8. Do you think crown would hold up in the shower?
 
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Thought of hanging a new layer of drywall on the ceiling? It could be applied over the old. I assume you aren't taking drywall off the ceiling because of insulation?
 
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Originally Posted by coyotehills
Do you think crown would hold up in the shower?
Shouldn't be a problem provided there is adequate ventilation and proper prep/paint is done to the crown moulding.

I assume the ceiling is at least 8' tall.
 
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Composite or vinyl trim holds up well in bathrooms. Avoid real wood.
 
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Thanks for the info ... The ceiling is 8',will probably use wood trim with 2 coats primer and 2 coats finish with touch up after install, good caulk top and bottom.
 
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..Just wondering how large/small of crown are you considering?
Visually, crowns reduce the height of the walls and ceilings look 'smaller'..so sometimes crowns make a room look smaller.
In a 5x8 bath w/vanity, toilet, maybe shower/bath..a bulkhead perhaps..a busy room...
May look even smaller with crowns.
Ive mentioned this to clients who ask..-.fwiw.
 
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This is a small crown only about 2+" edge to edge, just being used to cover rough joint at ceiling/wall
 
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Originally Posted by coyotehills
with touch up after install, good caulk top and bottom.
It is best to apply a full coat of enamel after installation. It will look better and that way all the puttied nail heads and caulking will be covered with paint. Caulking tends to mildew easier than paint does so protecting the caulking from moisture can alleviate that problem.
 
 

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