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Old 11-18-2008, 10:50 AM   #1
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I am in the process of installing a corner whirlpool in my bathroom. I am going to remove all the carpet and go with a laminate floor that looks like tile. My question is would I just install all of it and then where it meets the vanity and tub and such just use base shoe? And I will remove the commode and do I need to raise the closet flange up any or just lay the flooring around it and that's good?

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Old 11-18-2008, 11:14 AM   #2
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Use an end cap where the lam meets the tub.
Cut a hole in the lam to accomodate the toilet.

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You can always double the wax ring to compensate, if you're not sure, rather than go through the hassle of changing the flange.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:05 PM   #4
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I have never seen the end cap pieces for the flooring, I don't believe. I installed it in my daughter's room and used the base shoe and transition/divider into the carpeted hallway. Does this endcap come in the box of transition strips? Or can you buy it individually?
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Old 11-18-2008, 02:30 PM   #5
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Depends on the manufacturer.
Some call it an end cap or baby threshold or carpet reducer.
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:13 PM   #6
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I will advise people not to install laminates in bathrooms and certainly not ones with garden tubs, the floor will fail in short time.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:21 PM   #7
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I've always thought laminate in a "wet" area was not a good idea, but have seen it used.......I personally wouldn't take the chance. And didn't know if any of the newer composites were rated for use in such areas.
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So your saying I really shouldn't use it in the bathroom? Just use a linoleum? I can't go with tile because it is a manufactured home. While on the subject, no tile even if it has 3/4 osb subfloor on 2x8's every 16"? No problem with tiling the whirlpool island is there?
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It's not a general practice to install laminate in bathrooms, simply because of the possibility of the material's failure, if it gets moist/wet. This is particularly so, in full baths, with heavily used showers/tub.
Half baths (no shower/tub), or guest bathrooms, are not as much of a concern, as these tend to experience much less moisture on the floor.

Now, on the other hand, we have installed laminate in bathrooms, because HO's have insisted on it, or purchasd their own product, and had us install it. It must be installed exactly according to the instructions, in such environments.

Pretty much every laminate manufacturer has specific quidelines, for installation in bathrooms. If you install the laminate in a bathroom, you should follow these guidelines.

A flooring product that we have been impressed with, and was recently installed in a bathroom we worked on last week is "Naturcor". I am not trying to promote any company. I am simply suggesting that you check this product out as an alternative. Links:

http://www.flooringknowledge.com/con...d=35&zoneid=39

http://www.flooringamerica.com/Brand...pe=5&brand=130

http://www.seflooringamerica.com/home/pages/Vinyl.cfm
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I will definitely check into them. Thank you for sharing the info.
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I can't go with tile because it is a manufactured home.
Say WHAT???!!!
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It's not a general practice to install laminate in bathrooms
When I went to New England I saw homes that had Hardwood in them for a couple hundred years!
But us West Coasters do not like the idea.
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Yes they don't recommend tile floors in manufactured/mobile homes due to the constant shifting and settling.
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I have installed 100s of feet tile in moblie/modular homes just not over the doublewide joint but there is always a good stopping point at the joint.
Use Ditra! it is the magic bullet!

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