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drb 03-08-2007 05:12 PM

bathroom floor looks bad!!
 
we're in a house from the 50s.

the bathroom floor has the same plasticy floors like in the kitchen, but the bathromm floor has spots and dark sections and just doesn't look good anymore.

around sink and toilet look especially bad. maybe water from below? Not sure.

replacing/covering the floor is a big job, and is not an option as we just rent. its not linoleum - its that typical fake linoleum used all thru the 70s I guess..

is there some magic cleaner that restores them?
can we use some kind of paint and just paint over the floor??

:eek:

R&D Tile 03-08-2007 05:35 PM

NO, it should be tiled, doubt your going to do it, maybe the landlord?:no:

drb 03-08-2007 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by R&D Tile (Post 36216)
NO, it should be tiled, doubt your going to do it, maybe the landlord?:no:

Tiling is not an option.

Are you biased?
I see you are a tiling company :)

Floorwizard 03-08-2007 11:25 PM

Funny thing is, you may actually be talking as if it's real lino.
But I doubt it.

I am sorry to say that replacement or a rug is the only way to fix it or cover it up.

HAASEMAN2003 03-09-2007 08:00 AM

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Tiling is not an option.

Are you biased?
I see you are a tiling company :)
DRB, R&D is just giving you what you ask for. Their opinion. If you donít want it donít ask. :wink:

R&D Tile 03-09-2007 11:00 AM

Vinyl and carpet don't belong on a bathroom floor[area matts are fine], that's why it looks like crap and your having problems, pick up a sheet of vinyl and throw it down over what you have, only fix at this point, those dark spots could be mold, trapped moisture by the vinyl or damp rugs, just my .02 worth.:whistling2:

Only a matter of time till that floor just rots away.:yes:

drb 03-09-2007 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by HAASEMAN2003 (Post 36279)
DRB, R&D is just giving you what you ask for. Their opinion. If you donít want it donít ask. :wink:

You are kinda defensive! I was being lighthearted. Didya see the :) ?


Sheeeeeeeeesh! :)

drb 03-09-2007 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Florcraft (Post 36254)
Funny thing is, you may actually be talking as if it's real lino.
But I doubt it.

I am sorry to say that replacement or a rug is the only way to fix it or cover it up.


How can I tell lino from vinyl? I'm just guessing its vinyl.. Looks 70's like in its design, IMO.

HAASEMAN2003 03-09-2007 12:01 PM

Apologize
 
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You are kinda defensive! I was being lighthearted. Didya see the :) ?


Sorry if that was the way it was meant. Might have been a little! Iíve been around these forums and seen the same thing go on where because someone is a pro. People think they have something to gain by their processional point of view. Most people mean well again I apologize!

Floorwizard 03-09-2007 12:14 PM

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Sorry if that was the way it was meant. Might have been a little! I’ve been around these forums and seen the same thing go on where because someone is a pro. People think they have something to gain by their processional point of view. Most people mean well again I apologize!
Thanx for that. I saw it as lighthearted as well. :)


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How can I tell lino from vinyl? I'm just guessing its vinyl.. Looks 70's like in its design, IMO.
Well, one way to tell is that is will not have fake grout lines, and will be sort of a swirly solid color look.
www.forbo.com will be some examples.

R&D Tile 03-09-2007 07:19 PM

No problem, sorry if you took it the wrong way, it's just that there's the correct way and the wrong way, that floor is heading down a path of disaster that's all.:(

Zero Punch 03-10-2007 04:51 PM

I'm with R&D on tile in bathrooms, and I've installed sheet goods/vinyl for forty years. Replaced vinyl sheet goods or vinyl tile in every home I've owned with ceramic. Unfortunately I've replaced many for home owners with the more of the same :( but hey I get to do it again and again and again. :thumbup: Job security.

drb 03-10-2007 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Zero Punch (Post 36469)
I'm with R&D on tile in bathrooms, and I've installed sheet goods/vinyl for forty years. Replaced vinyl sheet goods or vinyl tile in every home I've owned with ceramic. Unfortunately I've replaced many for home owners with the more of the same :( but hey I get to do it again and again and again. :thumbup: Job security.


Well I'd *like* tile, but we rent this house.

rb_in_va 03-10-2007 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by drb (Post 36506)
Well I'd *like* tile, but we rent this house.

Maybe the landlord would work a deal with you if you install tile. Maybe credit at least the cost of the tile toward your rent. Probably have to pick tile that he approves of though.


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