Ideas for floor covering, please
Old house with fairly solid floorboards, slightly uneven. Pipes under floor
also need to access stopcock.
Bathroom and toilet and washbasin area.
Present have quality vinyl sheet. SWMBO wants tiles - I say NO due to pipes
Vinyl sheet needs to be rolled back for access, etc. So hardboard sheet
under vinyl not a good idea
She dosn't like showthrough of uneven boards on vinyl.
Suggested interlocking strip pine boards, She dosn't like that.
Suggested carpet. No ditto
You may need to access the stopcock, and possibly other pipes, in a hurry. I
have laid hardboard under carpets and sheet vinyl in such a way that small
areas of hardboard can be lifted up if necessary to access floorboards. It
doesn't have to be all nailed down in 8 by 4 sheets. To have ceramic tiles
would mean sticking some to a removable surface, to form a sort of
inspection cover, but that would trap water and dirt and would probably be
What's the stopcock for?
Could you bring it up through the floor under the bath, so
you access it behind the bath panel? If it might be needed
in an emergency, then I would look to move it somewhere
even more easily accessed.
===============================The warranty period isn't a 'time-to-failure' period. I assume that
they've been tested to the same standards as other similar plumbing
hardware so there's no reason why they shouldn't last as long without
If we all took such a pessimistic view of the meaning of a warranty period
we'd never buy anything.
Testing UBUNTU Linux
Thanks for your ideas.
Stopcock shuts off hot water to bath, shower (with old shower thermo unit,
had to shut down every year or so to de-chalk) & sink and is on 22mm pipe.
Stopcock is wrong side of major joist to move.
Best idea so far is to put down hardboard with sheet vinyl and cut out
But keep ideas coming
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