Bathroom flooring should be water resistant and
non-slippery to avoid falls that are quite common as
people to skid on soaps. The preferable choices are the
ones that are stain resistant and easy to clean. However,
today, all types of flooring are available in
water-resistant types and you may choose one with a little
rougher surface for the anti-slip characteristics. Your
options range from moisture-resistant hardwood floors to
carpets that can be laid down in baths and are resistant
to water, mildew and stains. They even have a backing that
does not allow water to seep in the beautiful pad.
However, perhaps the best of all options is the vinyl
flooring as it is easy to clean, stain and moisture
Vinyl flooring is available as tiles or as a continuous
sheet and can be installed easily in bathroom of all sizes
and shapes. It comes in some of the most beautiful designs
and can simulate hardwood or carpet too. Here are some
easy steps to lay vinyl floor in your bath yourself:
the plywood sub-floor first.
latex-based floor patch to fill up any cracks or dents in
the floor to level it out.
scribing felt available at all flooring stores to take the
right estimate of bath floor size and cut out the template
after taping its edges to the walls and making holes at
appropriate distance where you will have to nail the vinyl
it outside in a large open space after rolling it up again
and use it as a template for cutting the vinyl floor with
a utility knife that has a sharp cutting edge.
holes where you have marked them out in the template.
are two types of vinyl available: Perimeter vinyl that
requires glue only on the outer edge and Sheet vinyl that
needs glue to be spread on whole floor. However, you are
advised to follow manufacturer's directions for gluing
down the vinyl flooring.
best way is to spread the adhesive on one-fourth or half
of the bath floor, depending on its size and set the vinyl
on it and then spread the glue on other parts and roll the
sheet on it.
case of vinyl tiles, overlap about ¼ inch on seams and
press them down firmly and match the pattern.
a heavy roller that you can rent out to even out the vinyl
flooring and set it with a professional finish.