Am going to be putting down flooring in my bathroom and cloakroom this
coming weekend, and could do with some advice as to materials.
I am using Marley vinyl tiles in each room, which are self-adhesive.
The bathroom floor is 18mm ply directly on the joists, well screwed
down, and the cloakroom is sand/cement screed, sealed with PVA by the
In the bathroom I am going to scrape off all the blobs of plaster and
adhesive, fill all the joints and knotholes, sand the joints and then
give the whole lot a coat of primer.
My questions are:
What filler should I use in the bathroom? There is no flex as such,
just whatever movement there is in the wood, and I want something I
can sand smooth.
What should I do, if anything, to prepare the screeded floor? It's
level enough AFAIK.
What adhesive should I use? Although the tiles are self-adhesive, it
doesn't feel very sticky, and a carpet fitter who looked at the job
(while fitting other carpets) said he would use "latex" to stick them
down if he was doing it.
Thanks in advance for any help.
It's at this point I'm glad we did the bathroom with wall-hung
fittings - no cutting round anything :-)