Planning a small loft bathroom with a freestanding bath which will be almost (but not quite) touching the wall. No shower attached to the bath - it is just for luxuriating in and will be used by adults rather than splashy kids. This won't be a heavily used bathroom (main bathroom with shower is downstairs) - just for guests and the odd occasion when I have time for a long soak.
So - wise minds of Mumsnet... Do I need to tile the wall behind / around the bath? Or can I get away with just using bathroom paint? Would the paint be likely to peel / stain with occasional splashing? Would I regret not having tiles?
My (rather old and dilapidated) loft bathroom is like this , but the bath us touching the wall. The previous owners put just a single tile row around the bath. Would it look out of place in your bathroom to do just 1/3 of wall behind bath?
I am.just going to add, the bathroom in the loft is NOT waterproof - and it doesn't get used very much at all.(just now while the other bathroom is getting done). When sanding the toilet downstairs, the ceiling fell down. Because a small amount of water from.above had rotted one joist..use this example as guidance
Thanks for the feedback. Floor will definitely be tiled - it's just a question of the wall, which I'll probably end up tiling too... Think you can definitely get away with it if bath is right in the centre of the room, but we don't quite have space for that.
If this works (was a tiny thumbnail) you can see that we only had an inch. This bathroom was essentially a child's bathroom, the walls were newly plastered when it was done and painted with matt paint. No tiles anywhere in this one.
We have a bath like Barchester with tongue and grove behind painted in eggshell for wood. No problems at all.
In another bathroom with a freestanding bath, we have a fully tiled bathroom but we also have a separate shower with a glass panel so the whole bathroom is more of a wet room look. If you have a really deep bath, you don’t splash much.