IBC Surrounding Materials Rules – Where You Need Nonabsorbent Surfaces and Wet Wall Definition

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 12, 2019

The 2006 International Building Code includes Section 1210 Surrounding Materials which specifies where you need nonabsorbent surfaces. In toilet and bath rooms you need a smooth, hard, nonabsorbent surface on all walls to a minimum of 6″. This isn’t required at dwelling units. Its important […]

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