Wainscoting was designed hundreds of years ago in a marriage of form and function to enhance the look of a room while protecting the bottom half of the walls from dirt and damage. It has since evolved to suit different architectural styles and spaces. Today board and batten, beadboard and tile are the most prevalent types, with subway tile proving to be the smartest application choice for bathrooms.
Subway tile wainscoting is both decoratively charming and functional. In joining tile to tile (wainscot to floor), a tight, water-sealed seam is created, important in bathroom applications. Tile wainscoting may also act as a backsplash or tub surround in these spaces. As history has proven, rectangular, tightly grouted tile walls are sanitary and durable. They’re guaranteed to charm in both renovated spaces and new construction.