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Yes, if your question is only about wainscotting or a wall covering outside the tub enclosure, where direct contact with water is unusual, you can use wood Bead Board, as long as all the edges are painted. If staining, you should finish the the front and both edges with a clear protective top coating.
Remember to run your vent fan, if available, as necessary. For even better protection against high humidity, you might consider our Cedar or Cypress wood. With these two woods, finishing the edges is not necessary.
If you are talking about the inside wall of a tub or shower stall, we only recommend AZEK PVC. This MIRACLE material will never rot, cup, split, twist, or warp. It is impervious to moisture, salt, and insects. It's also suitable for ground or masonry contact and comes with a 25-year AZEK manufacturer's warranty. AZEK Cellular PVC has most of the good qualities of real wood but none of wood's maintenance requirements. And, unless you tell, no one will know it's not real wood.
Bead Board made of AZEK can be installed with nails or construction adhesive, but we do not have the expertise in putting wood over tile, to offer specific hints or instructions. Because of the variations in adhesives, tile, and local conditions, we think you should consult with a local remodeler, builder's supply or home improvement store. Of primary concern would be the integrity of the tile. If the tile is losing its grip, so will the Bead Board.
For the wall to be truly waterproof, you will need to waterproof the seams between each board.
To learn more about our Cellular PVC, please read more online at https://vintagewoodworks.stores.yahoo.net/woodchoices.html.