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05:20PM | 07/25/07
Member Since: 07/24/07
1 lifetime posts
Ok - I've been working in construction for the past 15 years and have built a number of projects and done some great renovations. I just recently purchased a 100 yr old 5,000 sf mansion with a lot of existing wood features in it. Part of the project is I'm re-doing the master bathroom which is pea green and carpet over tile. I've got the whole scope of what I'm doing laid out including the addition of a Clawfoot Tub but I'm just about sick to death with ceramic and porcelain tile floors. I'd really like to put in a finished wood floor of some sort however I really don't want to replace it every 2 months and re-wax it every day. I've built a lot of saunas using red cedar and this holds up but figured I'd run it up the flag pole to see if anyone else out there has some ideas for a durable wood floor in a bathroom. Thanks for reading and responding.


08:54AM | 08/06/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
wood in wet areas = big mistake.

cedar in saunas is a completely different ball of wax becasue it is gapped and sometimes treated as you can see by the illustration.

it will expand and contract alot as well, and is frequently in need of repair and replacement as well. Notice the way it is installed with each goard gapped for airflow so it dries very fast. I doubt you want that in your bathroom.

that said, people do it all the time. Some have horror stories, some enjoy a full life becasue they are very careful with it. In my experience consumers love it there until they ahve a problem, then try to play the blame game with the retailer or manufacturer .. after they wer already warned about the dangers.

I say nay, as a professional its way too much risk.

be advised unless specifically warrantied for that application, it wil lvoid the factory warrenty becasue any water issues are abuse of the product.


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