On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 14:29:59 +0100, "Matthew Ames \(news\)"
Vinyl floor on a roll is fairly cheap and effective. But I've found it
to be a bitch to fit. Vinyl tiles are easier to fit. If the lodger
habitually floods the floor, I'd be inclined to use the type that
require separate adhesive rather than self-adhesive ones.
One thing I once did was sand down the floorboards, seal the cracks,
and pour on a thick coat of polyester resin with a drop of liquid wax
mixed in to prevent a sticky finish. That produced a very
hard-wearing, impervious floor. It also looked good (better than any
lino or vinyl IMO).
Laminate that is subject to "dribbles" will rapidly warp if it is not glued
even the clicklock type.
Vinyl is inexpensive and hygenic. It isn't stuck down but must be on a flat
surface. If uneven or gaps between floorboards then you may have to lay
I recently fitted some. I went to the trouble of removing the toilet and
washbasin pedestal so I had an easy rectanglular shape to lay the vinyl, the
only tricky bit being round the doorway.
Certainly I think that I would remove the toilet and basin pedestals during
the floor laying process as it would make life easier - just a few pipes to
cut around instead. I then just have to consider the larger gap under the
door.... maybe too many smells to pass into the house!!!
Floor is flat, so that should not be an issue.
"Matthew Ames (news)" wrote
| I currently have a piece of carpet in my bathroom which is not ideal as my
| lodgers seem to be functionally inept at using a shower and seem to flood
| the floor now and then.
The shower probably isn't the worst of it :-)
| However never having done anything with lino in the past I am not sure
| the process is. Do you just unroll it and it stick it down? I have
| & groove chipboard.
| Any ideas or thoughts are welcome (as long as they are on topic!!)
Hardboard the floor and fill/smooth any joints.
Leave vinyl in warm room to aclimatise.
If you have a small bathroom and big flat garage floor, make a newspaper
template of the bathroom and cut the vinyl to shape slightly oversize. Then
lay it into the bathroom and make the final cuts. Measure thrice, cut nice.
Stickytape round the edges.
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