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afleming
1949 Bathroom Walls
afleming

Can anyone please tell me what my bathroom walls are made of? My house was built in 1949. Half the walls are made of this fiberglass/acrylic faux marble type material and in the shower is a decorative very this almost cardboard piece. I have attached pictures incase my description isn't enough. Thank You!

Jack
Re: 1949 Bathroom Walls
Jack

If I remember correctly that was a product made by Masonite. It is tempered Masonite with a coated finish. I can't remember what the finish is made of, possibly plastic .
Jack

Jack
Re: 1949 Bathroom Walls
Jack

Come to think of it I believe the product was made by Formica.
Jack

ralexander
Re: 1949 Bathroom Walls
ralexander

You have a very 60's answer to remodeling materials! It's a coated hard-board (IE: Masonite). It should really have never been used in a moisture-rich environment, but I can remember the house we grew up in had this same material. Once it gets water-logged it just starts to come apart and the coating cracks, peels, etc. It only takes a single crack or tear in the convering to allow the mosture to get in. :(

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