Your Questions About Grasscloth Wallpaper Answered

Can You Really Use Grasscloth Wallpaper in a Bathroom Setting? 

teal grasscloth wallpaper

A beautiful authentic grasscloth wallpaper in teal

For today’s blog post, we want to focus on a question that we get asked frequently which is “Can you use grasscloth wallpaper in a bathroom?”. For those of us that are not familiar with grasscloth, then this is a very good question to ask because it is important to know before starting your bathroom makeover.

Grasscloth wallpapers are hand crafted and unique, made of natural materials from all over the world. Most of them are 100% natural, offering an environmentally friendly decorating option that is also stylish. They can range in color from neutral tones to more vibrant shades, all the while sticking to nature’s palette. Although they can stand up to daily wear and tear, they are also delicate and need to be cared for.

neutral grasscloth wallpaper

A lovely blend of different colored straws makes this grasscloth wallpaper a timeless choice

In general, we highly recommend not installing grasscloth wallpaper in a bathroom that includes a shower or bathtub because of the moisture it would be exposed to daily. Since grasscloth is made of natural materials, this means that it is extremely absorbent. With the potential for flying water, this could then leave marks on your wallpaper if your bathroom does not contain a fan or vent that would help to remove excess moisture.

However, if you have a powder room that you are looking to redo in grasscloth (and it does not contain a shower or bathtub), as long as you properly prime your wall and follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions, than you can absolutely use grasscloth wallpaper. Just be aware that you cannot use an ordinary bathroom cleaner on your wallpaper, rather it is recommended that any stains be attended to with clean water and a damp white cloth/sponge.

faux grasscloth wallpaper

Can you tell which is the real thing and which is faux grasscloth?

So if you love the look of grasscloth and want to put it in your bathroom, what are your options? Faux grasscloth! We have a beautiful collection of faux grasscloth wallpapers that look like the real thing but do not have the same care instructions and restrictions. A lot of them are even non-woven, meaning that they are also eco-friendly.

faux grasscloth stripe wallpaper

A serene faux grasscloth wallpaper, perfect for a bedroom space

If you have any further questions regarding grasscloth wallpaper, please reach out to us below. And if you have any questions regarding wallpaper in general, also reach out, we may make a blog post just for you!

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jamie

    November 12, 2018

    Does grasscloth wallpaper fade or change color over a few years?

    • Reply

      admin

      October 28, 2019

      Hi Jamie, great question! Grasscloth is made from delicate fibers that may fade if consistently exposed to sunlight. Thus, we recommend installing it in rooms with adequate window shades.

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    Carol

    January 13, 2020

    Can Grasscloth wallpaper be added to the area directly around a natural fireplace? I am wondering if it will be to hot and peal off or melt.

    • Reply

      Andrea Greeson

      February 11, 2020

      Hi Carol, thank you for your question! As long as the fireplace is properly installed there shouldn’t be any issue, provided that the grasscloth is being applied to the wall surrounding the fireplace and not outside the fireplace itself. Once the wallpaper adhesive has full dried, it will not melt. Grasscloth does have a tendency to fade over time though, and being close to an active fireplace may increase the rate at which it fades – it is also more likely to get dirty from soot/ash so care needs to be taken to prevent this from happening. If you have any other questions, please let us know!

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