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Best bathroom flooring suggestions please....

Postby Freefallingseven » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:36 pm

Hello lovely people.

Please can someone advise me on the best flooring to put in my bathroom. I love ceramic tiles but cannot have them as it would cost too much to lift the toilet, sink and biday. (Won't go into details but I've got mad plumbing. I have had quotes).

The floor is cement and I need something that can be cut around the suite but am looking for something nicer than cheap vinyl. The floor area is small about 5 sq ft. It currently has carpet on it which as you can probably imagine has been a disaster.

Am pulling my hair out trying to find something that is really nice to look at, waterproof, not too slippery and won't cost a fortune to be fitted.

Any suggestions would be much hugely appreciated.

Thanking you,

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Postby kbrownie » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:34 am

Have you thought about laminate you can get some really nice looking stuff, that is aqua lock so suitable for bathrooms. It's a little bit more expensive than the normal stuff but easy to fit.
Or just cut the tiles around your bath suite!
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Postby bobplum » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:08 pm

if you have the ability to do some tiling then nip down to toppstiles and get the free dvd on tiling shows how to cut around toilets etc
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Postby mrgtg1 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:41 am

If you have a solid floor - ie concrete like yours its relatively easy to cut around your bathroom suite and stick down ceramic tiles - it just takes patience and the understanding that you might make a few mistakes. If you go for a diamond pattern it will take lots longer so go for a straight up and down pattern. If you want a vinyl floor then something like amtico or karndean are very classy however the fitter will probably need to skim your floor first. Its a great finish when done. Matthew
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Postby marrtin » Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:25 pm

Ceramic tiles on a concrete floor are very cold in the winter. I have laid laminate floors in bathrooms that looks just like tiles. Just make sure it specifically says it is suitable for a wet area. Ordinary laminate won't last a week.
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