When it comes to wood planks, bathroom walls might seem like a tricky place to fit them. With Stikwood, you don’t have to worry about durability or bother with complicated installation. All you have to do is follow these steps.
1. Prepare Your Bathroom and Planks
Before you unbox your planks, make sure your bathroom walls are dry. Don’t use the shower or other running water for at least 24 hours before installing the planks.
Take your planks out and separate them to ensure they have breathing room. Leave them in the bathroom for 2-5 days so they can get used to its temperature and humidity. This way, they’ll assume their final form before you install them.
To ensure there’s no leftover moisture, wipe the wall with a clean, dry cloth. If you recently painted the wall, wait at least 4-5 days before you install the planks.
Before you start the installation, gather the supplies you’ll need.
- A cutting tool
- A measuring tool
- A marking tool
- A ladder (or something else sturdy and safe to stand on)
- A J-roller
2. Set Up the First Two Rows
Draw a reference line around 25˝ from the ceiling. If your bathroom ceiling isn’t level, use the baseboard as a reference and measure up. Stikwood planks are 5˝ wide, so this way, you’ll leave enough room from the first couple of rows that’ll be the base for the rest.
Peel off the tape and stick the first two planks to the wall. They should be adjacent on both sides of the reference line and staggered so the ends are in different places, not lined up directly with each other. Place the remaining planks next to those (above and below the line) to finish the first two rows.
If you have a J-roller, use it to ensure your planks are stuck well to the wall. If not, you can use a similar object (like a clean pastry roller) or just press more firmly over the entire length of each plank.
3. Install the Remaining Rows
Stick the remaining planks around the first two rows. Ensure the planks are close to one another to avoid gaps.
When you get to the last row, cut the planks lengthwise to ensure they fit well. Once you’re done, use our Wood Corner Trim for all outside corners and your wood planks bathroom wall will be complete.
If you want to see a detailed installation process, you can find it here.