Installing wainscotting in bathroom

Old 08-14-01, 08:14 PM
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My wife and i want to instal wainscotting in our bathroom, and have the walls ready. We want to have it 42" from the floor. I understand this should be primed on both sides first and also heard the sheets are better than the panels.

Note: We have a new pedestal sink installed as well and know it will be tricky behind this as well as the toilet. I feel i can pull the pedestal sink forward abit to allow the wainscotting to run up the wall to approximately 7" above the sink.

What is the step by step installation for this project?. Am i correct and saying the baseboard has to be installed first?.

Your assistance is appreciated.

Thank you..
Old 08-26-01, 11:05 PM
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Wainscotting sits on top of the baseboard, so the base goes in first. Wainscotting in seperate pieces of plank versus a sheet, tends to, expand and contract, especially in a bathroom. I did my bath last year or so, using cedar closet lining. It comes in a tongue and grove format.I nail-gunned with 2" wire brads,6 per board. That way I figured they'd hold ,with or without solid stud nailing.Just recently I did notice a little gapping due to shrinkage. But its the middle of summer here in the foothills of Los Angeles. I would say, go ahead with a t&g or a shiplap.Its more authentic anyway.Just dont jam the boards to tight together, or gap them too much !
Why not disconnect the pedestal sink completely, then you can cut for the drain, and the two angle stops, pull off the stops, and the escutcheons, go all the way with it !Pull the toilet and the toilet stop and escutcheon.Open it up , it'll be easier in the long run!
good luck
Old 08-27-01, 06:04 AM
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Thank you for your info...

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