Vinyl flooring... lots of 2.8mm thick stuff on the J. Lewis site
however, the acrylic glue they offer is said to be unsuitable for
Any alternatives and does it need to be glued? The floor is carefully
laid 18mm chip with glued joints and is a small area (1 to 2m wide).
The skirting is not yet fitted so I can leave an expansion gap.
What kind of vinyl were you thinking about? Traditional "cushion floor",
or the so called "luxury Vinyl Tiles" (e.g. Karndean, Amtico et al)?
Big sheets of stuff can be left floating. The tiles generally need to be
glued, however there are some that click together and have a non slip
rubber backing that can be loose laid. (e.g. Karndean's Paleo Click, and
The requirement is for bathroom flooring, hence the relatively small
With visiting grandchildren there is no guarantee of keeping the floor
dry so I thought continuous vinyl off a roll worth a check.
I already have 3mm of foam underlay beneath the chipboard so inclined to
steer away from cushion flooring or anything that adds to the thermal
I can run an orbital sander over the chip if advised but there are no
visible lumps/bumps and certainly no fixings!
I just fitted some Karndean floor in a small ensuite (smallish room
approx 2x3.6m). Used an oak effect planking. I have been very pleased
with it - it looks good, does not feel cold under foot, and does not get
slippery when wet. (it also seems like a pretty tough and durable surface).
I was doing it over a boarded floor, and so started with 5.5mm WBP ply
screwed down on a 6" grid, then used a feathering compound on that.
For laying on chipboard the normal advice seems to be to give it a thin
coat of latex self levelling compound first, then fix the floor directly
to that. The one I used needed to be glued - but its also very close
fitting so it seems unlikely that water will get past the vinyl let
alone the adhesive or the sub floor.
This is very much the full works advocated by the professional team
engaged for the hall and kitchen diner. Herringbone vinyl laid over
latex. I think they want the floor at 15 deg. C which is quite an
ambition as the boiler is not yet installed!
I think I'll try the sheet vinyl and skip the glue. Tucking the edges
under skirting/bath surround etc.
If it creases I can rip it up easily and try again.
On Fri, 02 Mar 2018 20:43:47 +0000, Tim Lamb wrote:
Reading on I see its for a bathroom... why not just loose lay and then go
round washbasin, WC, whatever with sealant? At walls you could use the
skirting boards to secure ends down (leaving some expansion as it will
'stretch' over time)and then go round those joints too with sealant.
It'll be much easier to replace too when a 'redecoration' is demanded by
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