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Suzanne M 02-07-2013 04:23 PM

covering old vinyl flooring in a bathroom
 
I have a 1950's ranch and would like to cover/seal old vinyl flooring. The old flooring is in fairly bad shape. Could plywood be used?
What is the best product to use over whatever is used to seal off old flooring?

joecaption 02-07-2013 04:40 PM

You want the right way or a quick fix?

TarheelTerp 02-07-2013 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Suzanne M (Post 1111796)
I have a 1950's ranch and would like to cover/seal old vinyl flooring.

Over the past 55-60 years and however many layers of flooring that were put on... how many remain on there now?

Suzanne M 02-07-2013 07:50 PM

Believe it or not...there is only the origanal layer....very thin/warn.

Suzanne M 02-07-2013 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1111807)
You want the right way or a quick fix?

Yes, the right way and most cost effective.

Suzanne M 02-07-2013 07:53 PM

If I could find a quick fix that was acceptable....sure.

TarheelTerp 02-08-2013 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Suzanne M (Post 1111976)
...there is only the original (1950's era) layer... very thin/worn.

However thin/worn... if it is secure then this might be a good candidate
for adding a second layer of vinyl sheet on top of.

Can you post a picture or two?

Suzanne M 02-10-2013 07:30 PM

Thanks ...think that's the plan...2nd layer will do it.

rusty baker 02-10-2013 08:21 PM

Use an IVC vinyl, they will hide the old pattern better than most others.

Suzanne M 02-11-2013 11:51 AM

Thanks...appreciate the input!!

123pugsy 02-11-2013 11:57 AM

Easiest way? Just drop a piece of carpet on top and you're good to go. :laughing:

Never buy a house with broadloom in the washrooms....

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rusty baker 02-11-2013 12:05 PM

Sorry, but as an installer for 40 years, I have seen carpet successfully used in many bathrooms. I personally would not want it, but it is very common.

Suzanne M 02-11-2013 12:13 PM

Thanks for the input ...have to agree that carpet in the bathroom is not something I would choose to do.

123pugsy 02-12-2013 04:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rusty baker (Post 1114939)
Sorry, but as an installer for 40 years, I have seen carpet successfully used in many bathrooms. I personally would not want it, but it is very common.



Quote:

Originally Posted by Suzanne M (Post 1114944)
Thanks for the input ...have to agree that carpet in the bathroom is not something I would choose to do.

I was being sarcastic about the carpet. :rolleyes:

I would never install it either.
The PO used carpet to hide the floors amd wall paper to hide the walls in my house.

My personal opinion of your tile job is to peel off the old tile and have a fresh base to lay the new ones. Doing something even a bit half cooked always comes back to bite you.

It's also good to see the condition of the floor boards by removing all the old stuff.


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