Tileless bathrooms. Ideas for covering the walls of a bathroom without tiling Tileless bathrooms. Ideas for covering the walls of a bathroom without tiling
The tile in the bathroom has always been the quintessential covering: Waterproof, economical, resistant and very versatile. So it probably will always be, but... Tileless bathrooms. Ideas for covering the walls of a bathroom without tiling

The tile in the bathroom has always been the quintessential covering: Waterproof, economical, resistant and very versatile.

So it probably will always be, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t other alternatives to cover and decorate the walls of a bathroom.

From paint to wallpaper and other materials such as wood or concrete are also used today to lining bathroom walls without tiles.

Join me and discover these ideas for coating the walls of a bathroom without tiles, without tiling, which I have prepared.

Wood and paint

A tile-free, wood-paneled bathroom

Factory HomeStaging studio project and photography

Two materials that combine perfectly and create appropriate environments for any space, due to the immense variety of its finishes and possible combinations. The plastic paint is waterproof and today, we can also find woods prepared against moisture, created specifically for these environments.

Concrete and cement

Bathrooms without tiling: Cement and concrete

Design and photography Jefta Offerman

Rough, with coqueras, polished, stained … Concrete as a finish also has its small menu of finishes from which we can choose to create different bathroom designs.

A porous and absorbent material that, surprisingly, has become very fashionable lately, like cement, as we see above these lines.


Bathrooms without tiles

Photography House stories | Instagram @historiasdecasa

It has a finish similar to that of concrete, but microcement is a mortar from which a very thin layer is applied to the walls, creating a rough and industrial aesthetic, although we can also create minimalist bathrooms. It dries very fast and is applied like any other mortar, but you have to be careful with it since having such a thin layer, if the base on which it is applied is not firm, it will probably break somewhere and soon we will have several cracks on the surface.

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Mortar and paint

A painted bathroom

Any type of cement mortar or even glue cement, is used to coat and render the bathroom walls plastered. Then, once dry, it can be left as it is, or apply a layer of plastic paint to give it color and waterproofness.

Painted paper

A bathroom decorated with wallpaper

Bathroom design by Mayte Juberias

Wallpapers are also another material with a huge range of finishes that is widely used today for the design of bathrooms without tiles. Vinyl is the type of paper we need since they have a very thin plastic layer on top of the paper itself, protecting it from moisture, stains, etc.

Wall murals

A bathroom without tiles decorated with a wall mural

Pixers wall mural

Wall murals are highly decorative, and don’t go up in price much for the transformative power they have. We can add another dimension to our bathroom, making it visually larger.

3D panels

A bathroom without tiles decorated with 3D panels

Atlas Concorde 3d panel

Today we have at our disposal many types of panels to pane the walls of the bathroom without tiles. Of different imitations, acoustic and thermal insulation, metal, wood, different plastics, including fabric and padding. The range is huge and the range of finishes they offer us is immense.


A bathroom without tiles decorated in wood

Shades of Blue Interiors Photography

We can also only use wood. Either with wood in natural colors, or painting it in white, as we see in the bathroom above these lines, or in any other way that the wood allows us, in addition to being able to leave it natural or paint it.

With paint

A painted bathroom

It is usually a little resorted option since the bathroom is a place where there is water and humidity and the paint does not get along with it, but with the proper precautions and an always waterproof plastic paint, nothing should happen. In addition, if we get tired of its color, we can apply another in a weekend.

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Tileless bathrooms without tiling

Whether in imitation form, with panels or in another format, as well as natural, stone, the immense number of stone models that exist, are also another option for covering bathrooms without tiles.


A tileless bathroom with white painted brick

IKEA photography

Another of the coatings that we can use if we do not want to tile the bathroom with tiles is brick, or imitation of it. It is an original coating with multiple options since it is available in a wide variety of finishes, in addition to which we can paint it.

With wooden slats

A bathroom without tiles lined with wooden slats

Noken project – Porcelanosa

Basically this option to cover the walls of the bathrooms without tiles is wood, we have seen it before, but here we can appreciate what we can achieve with it. It does not mean that we can only use flooring or planks. Wood can be transformed into a wall of slats of the latest avant-garde among many other formats that we can imagine.

See: White and wooden bathrooms

Virtually any material is used to cover the walls of a bathroom, if the appropriate measures are taken. Naturally, the tile is still the best option since, as I said before, it repels moisture, it cleans well, it does not stain, it is durable and resistant, and it is also economical and with a huge amount of finishes. Even so, if you do not want tile in your bathroom, as you can see you have many options.