Best bathrrom floor


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Old 03-09-05, 07:51 PM
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Best bathrrom floor

I was wondering what you would recommend for a bathroom floor? I have carpet right now and I need to replace it with something. Thanks
 
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Old 03-09-05, 09:19 PM
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I like tile the best. I don't think ou could ever go wrong with tile. Cork flooring is getting popular and after putting a few in, it is starting to grow on me.
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Old 03-09-05, 09:55 PM
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lj8576,

I have notice that more clients are asking about using cork flooring but I still have reservations. I agree with duneslider that Ceramic Tile is the best for all around, easy maintenance and less fear of damage by water on the floor.

It does provide a warmer feel than the cold ceramic but most bathrooms, even with cork, I still see rugs used. The only concern I see with the cork, and this is my reason for the reservations, is that if there are heavy water spills like kids splashing in the tub or shower curtains not closed properly, you could have problems. Any water getting past the surface will get to your substrate and this will cause problems with adhesives or the delamination of the substrate.

It is very important that all seams be sealed and that the perimeter of the room is caulked prior to installing molding or base boards. Depending on your subfloor, this can be glued or be a floating floor. In a bathroom, I recommend a glue down.

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Old 03-10-05, 05:50 AM
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I would go with ceramic tile. It gives the best look and will probably add the most value to your home. If your bathroom is on the smaller side use bigger tiles. It will make the bathroom look bigger.
 
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Old 03-10-05, 03:33 PM
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I probably will go with tile. I definately dont like carpet. I have carpet in the kitchen too. I moved in a few months ago. I am afraid to see whats under the carpet, but I guess I will find out.
 
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Old 03-10-05, 03:54 PM
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would I have to put wood over the floor before laying the tile? I am not sure of the condition of the floor under the carpet. Also should I put the tile around the toilet or take the toilet out? As you can tel lI have never done this before. Anyone know of any good websites that explain how to lay tile? Thanks again
 
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Old 03-10-05, 06:46 PM
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Yes, pull the toilet, set the tile , reseat the toilet.
What is under the rug now? Is this room over a crawl space, on a cement slab or above another room? You may need some additional subfloor work, depending on your answers.
There are some very knowledgable people here who will gladly offer their advice. Ask away and you will get all the help you want.
First things first, lets get the carpet up and see what you have for a subfloor. If wood joists are present, can you tell how big they are and how far apart they are spaced
 
 

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