I agree with recyclebin. If you take out the toilet, sheet vinyl is the
easiest flooring to install except for painting the floor.
After you take the toilet out, remove all the old flooring down to the
1. Plug the toilet drain pipe with a 7-11 Big Gulp cup to prevent sewer
gasses coming up the toilet drain pipe and smelling up the bathroom.
2. Buy $1 per roll wall paper at any paint or wallpaper store.
3. Make a pattern of your bathroom floor out of wallpaper. You will
probably need to use a compass to scribe the contour of the tub onto a
piece of wallpaper.
4. Buy a SIX FOOT WIDE piece of sheet vinyl or linoleum (like Congoleum
5. Put the wallpaper pattern on top of the sheet vinyl or linoleum and
trace the pattern with a felt pen.
6. Cut out the pattern on the sheet vinyl or linoleum.
7. Loose lay the flooring in your bathroom and do any final trimming to
improve the fit.
8. Put something really quite heavy, like a spouse, on one side of the
flooring to hold it securely in place, and fold back the other half of
9. Spread your flooring adhesive on the exposed side of the floor, wait
the recommended time for it to get tacky, and then spread the flooring
into the tacky adhesive. Press down with your hands or a rolling pin.
10. Remove the weight and do an encore performance on the other side of
11. Reinstall your baseboards, and caulk along the tub and around the
12. Reinstall the toilet.