Home Decor
Read about tips on bathroom flooring and how to lay vinyl floor in baths and its uses.

Bathroom Flooring

Had you been to a colleague's house lately? If yes, when there did you excuse yourself and enter his/her bathroom? As soon as you entered the bathroom did you feel like you were in a bathroom that could have easily passed off as a bathroom that belonged to a five star hotel? As weird and amusing as it may sound, bathrooms help you make a fashion statement. A single glimpse at your bathroom is enough to gain insight into your lifestyle and even a few of your characteristics. It is common for people who belong to the higher ends of the economy to pay a lot of attention to the detailing of their bathrooms. It even becomes a question of their prestige. Today, however, even people who belong to the upper middle class are concerned about bathrooms.

If you are looking to put together a great looking bathroom, choose the right kind of flooring. Not only should the flooring define your style, it should also be durable and look good.

Bathroom flooring should be water-resistant and non-slippery to avoid falls that are quite common, since people can easily 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 options. Rough surfaces, here, are the way to go. You can also consider moisture-resistant hardwood floors or carpets that can be laid down in baths and are resistant to water, mildew and stains.

Vinyl flooring, as far as flooring options for bathrooms go is really the best. These flooring options are easy to clean and are also stain and moisture resistant. Vinyl flooring options come in tiles or a continuous sheet that can be installed easily in bathrooms of all sizes and shapes. What's more, these flooring options come in some of the most beautiful designs and can simulate hardwood floors too. Here are some easy steps to guide you on laying vinyl floors:

How To Lay Vinyl Flooring
  • Lay the plywood sub-floor first.
  • Use latex-based floor patches to fill up any cracks or dents in the floor.
  • Use a scribing-felt for estimations. Tape the edges of the templates to the walls and make holes at appropriate distances. Then, cut out the template.
  • In a large open space; roll up the scribing-felt. Then, use it as a template for cutting the vinyl floor with a utility knife. The utility knife should have a sharp edge, this is a must.
  • Depending on the markings on the template, proceed to make holes wherever required.
  • There are two types of vinyl, perimeter vinyl that requires glue only on the outer edge and sheet vinyl that needs glue to be spread on the whole floor. However, you are advised to follow manufacturer's directions for gluing down vinyl flooring.
  • Spread the adhesive on one-fourth or half of the bath floor. You can then spread out the vinyl, spread the glue on parts that haven't been covered and roll the sheet out.
  • In case of vinyl tiles, overlapping each other at the seams, press them down firmly for great looking results.
  • Use a heavy roller to even out the vinyl flooring. A professional look to your floor is what you should be aiming to achieve.
With these steps that just have to be followed, you can bless your bathroom with a great floor. Do it the right way and you're sure to impress anyone who sets their eyes on your bathroom.