Basement wall finishes
I’m looking to have a wall mounted electric fireplace feature wall on a basement perimeter foundation wall. The foundation is 20 years old so likely is damproofed on the exterior with a liquid barrier coating. Tie rods shoes signs of rusting. Ground interior walls to sound concrete and applied 2 coats Xypex Concentrate followed by 1 coat Xypex Modified as per manufacturers instructions. Sealed cold joint. 3 weeks later used a polyethylene adhesive to attach 1” EPS followed by another 1” shiplaping seams and sealing them. Build 2×4 stud wall for electrical using 2 bottom plates of pressure treated wood with sill gasket on bottom of each. Filled air gaps with low expansion foam and filled cavities with Roxul (min R14). Everything is sealed as much as possible and I won’t install a poly vapour barrier. What products can I use on the feature wall that will meet or exceed the National Building Code for covering EPS and WJ t trap in moisture other than painted drywall (i.e wood, stone or tile look)? Something not outrageously expensive and DIY available.
Below are now and an idea of what I’d like it to look like, but without rotting studs behind the finish).
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