What material is used on the bathroom walls?

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  1. Mumbai

    Mumbai Well-Known Member

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    I inspected a property last week and noticed this in the bathroom. What material is the one behind the vanity and bath? Pros and cons of the material in a wet area?
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    it's called VJ Wall panelling - stands for Vertical Join. It might be individual pieces of wood or it might be a modern fibre cement sheet which is rated for wet area.
     
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    Thanks @Westminster Anything should I be worried about if planning to purchase this property?
     
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    It was quite common in older bathrooms, especially in Queensland.
    If it's a fibre cement sheet designed for wet areas I doubt any issues Bathroom & Laundry - Easycraft
    If it's wood then it will depend what wood was used but it won't last forever - neither do tiles though :)
     
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    You’d want to make sure it’s fibre cement and not mdf.. mdf shouldn’t be used in a wet area as once it gets wet at an unsealed edge it will expand and look atrocious.. you could try tapping it with your knuckles or a coin and tell by the sound
     
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