Bathroom time has come around and instead of the old lino
I hope to lay down some floor tiles. We have floorboards down
covered with ply at the moment and I am not sure what I can
lay on top ?
Anyone have any experience of this.
Good and bad.
You could have ceramic tiles, vinyl tiles, sheet vinyl, carpet tiles or
bathroom carpet off the roll. My personal preference has always been for
sheet vinyl. Ceramic floor tiles are fine on a concrete floor where the is
no movement. If you want ceramic tiles you need to be sure that your plywood
on floorboards floor is solid, with no movement, and that you won't have any
cause to access the underfloor space for any reason. Because of their
thickness you need to investigate this in relation to door opening, fitting
against/under the bath surround or shower tray, fitting against/under
skirting boards (if any) etcetera. You need a tile cutter that is up to the
job, especially if there are any curves around a sink pedestal or toilet. If
you mean vinyl floor tiles, they are easier to lay than ceramic tiles, as
you can cut them with a knife or even scissors, but the joins are dirt
traps. They don't look good if the adhesive fails, which can be a problem in
a wet area.
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