Breathing and beautiful walls for the bathroom
Walls in the bathroom do not always have to be wallpapered or tiled. Why not use a natural material wall covering that can absorb moisture while being extremely decorative? We will show you the advantages of coating the walls and ceiling in the bathroom with cotton.
Cotton wallpaper as an alternative for the bathroom
The cotton wallpaper is also known as cotton plaster or liquid wallpaper and is considered an excellent solution for wall coating in the bathroom. Not only is it able to regulate the humidity level in the room, the acoustics can also benefit from it. Especially in large, empty rooms, such as many bathrooms, it often reverberate, which is very uncomfortable. If you want to create a more homely ambience, but still don't want to equip the room with a lot of furniture, cotton wallpaper is the right choice. This is a so-called liquid wallpaper, which has a surface with a different structure. This is able to better absorb the sound during conversations, so that there is no unpleasant reverberation.
The cotton wallpaper is also a sensible solution from an energy point of view, because it provides very good thermal insulation similar to thermal fleece. Even if the wallpaper is not very thick, it already provides excellent protection.
This is how the cotton wallpaper is put on the walls
The substrate should be rough, color matched to the cotton plaster and evenly colored and must not discolour.
The cotton plaster only has to be mixed with water and can then be applied to the surface after a short waiting period. In general, you do not need to have extensive technical knowledge. After a little practice, the plaster can be spread evenly on the wall to a thickness of approx. 1-2 mm. The application of cotton plaster has very little to do with classic plastering and is much easier. The majority of our customers apply the cotton plaster themselves. On the one hand, this is fun and also saves a lot of money.
The typical problems with wallpapering, such as overlapping strips, blistering or even crooked walls, do not exist with cotton plaster. Therefore, it is easier to achieve a professional result with cotton plaster.
In addition to application with a smoothing trowel, many cotton plaster decors can also be applied with a funnel spray gun. This is especially interesting when wallpapering large areas and ceilings, as it significantly increases the speed of the coating.
Where can the cotton wallpaper be attached in the bathroom?
In principle, cotton wallpaper can be applied anywhere that it does not come into direct contact with water, although a few splashes will not harm it. Permanent moisture such as in a regularly used and closed shower should also be avoided.
Cotton plaster is therefore often combined with tiles in the bathroom. Thus, by combining the properties of both materials, all requirements can be met and a very high-quality look can also be achieved.
You'll also find that the cotton coating reduces fogging of mirrors after a shower.