Just contemplating alternative for a bathroom floor covering... was
originally considering traditional tiling of some form, with some over
mats for safety / comfort where needed, but thought I would canvass
opinion on other options.
Anyone tried the any of the various posh vinyl tile type options
(Karndean etc)? What are they like from a care / slip resistance /
general feel / installation point of view?
My daughters house has Amtico laid in all bathrooms toilets and also the ki
tchen. Seems quite hardwearing although she has put a few dents in dropping
heavy objects. It does not feel slippery underfoot but then again I have o
nly walked on a dry floor. We had ceramic tiled floors in our last house in
the kitchen and bathroom. No problems on the solid floor in the kitchen bu
t virtually had to relay the bathroom despite over plying the T&G and spaci
ng the screws as advised, many cracked tiles! Once re-done the tiles stayed
intact until we left however, I never had the confidence in them and as a
result of that experience and seeing the same problems with professionally
laid floors would never again tile a suspended floor again.
Apologies if it's insultingly "institutional" but I visited a house with
bathroom and loo floors done with the resin flooring of the kind often
seen in hospitals. It certainly had excellent grip, and the owners said
it was so far wearing well. In a domestic context - with tiled walls -
it didn't look bad to me - but then I'm not an aesthete when it comes to
colours, patterns etc.
And while I hope it's not relevant to you, I made a mental note of it
because they too have a Victorian house which moves about a bit and
they'd been advised that the system copes with that.
reply-to address is (intended to be) valid
We just had laid: Quartz Pro Pu Sand leoline 376396098 vinyl sheet in
one shower room - looks good some texture.
and awaiting http://contesse-floors.com/en/collections/easygrip-stone
vinyl tiles for the bathroom - these do not require sticking down to the
subfloor which I am trying to avoid.
I am slightly wary of some of the textured vinyl products since I saw
one floor board effect one that looked quite good, but was so heavily
textured that the groves tended to attract dirt and it was surprisingly
difficult to clean - which is usually one of the selling points of vinyl.
ok that looks promising. I quite like the idea of something elemental
rather than a traditional large sheet of flooring.
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