Bathroom's Vinyl floor

Old 05-07-05, 08:29 PM
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Bathroom's Vinyl floor

I pulled up about ten self-adhesive vinyl tile from around the tub and discovered some mold. It looked a little damp but not deteriorated or dry rot. It looks like water (stains) only near the tub. I'd like to replace the self-adhesive tiles with the same product. How do I clean the mold off the particle board sub-floor? Sticky! Do I treat it with something before I lay the new stuff? I used a Armstrong latex primer before I put the tiles down about 18 months ago. Maybe that product isn't for mold retardation? How do I retard future mold? "Keep the water in the tub!" Thanks in advance

Old 05-09-05, 07:33 PM
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Kill mold with bleach/water solution. Put in old spray bottle and spritz with solution. Seal vinyl tiles along edge of tub/shower with silicone caulk in a color that coordinates with tile. This will keep water from getting under tiles.

If you have a shower curtain, make sure it is long enough and stays inside tub when showering. You can wet the wall along opening of shower with you hand and stick the plastic liner to wall and it will stay put. If you have a shower door, check to see if there are drain holes in track and if they are stopped up. If water is leaking out under track, seal with caulk.

Drying off while still in shower helps keep the dripping under control. Placing towel on floor or mat will catch drips. Avoid rubber-backed rugs on vinyl because they cause permanent discoloration.

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