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Old 03-11-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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Bathroom flooring

Hello all,

This will be my first post of probably many questions. My wife and I have just purchased our first home. I would not consider it a fixer-upper because it is only 12 years old. However, there are some things that we would like to change to suit out tastes!

The first project that we are going to tackle is the bathroom flooring. The previous owner was nice enough to install wall to wall to wall carpeting...including the 2 bathrooms. The very first question that I have is that I know that there is no underlayment under the carpet. There is only generic construction plywood. Would I use the typical underlayment rated plywood or is there a special underlayment especially for the moisture found in bathrooms? I plan on putting down vinyl peel and stick tiles.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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Unless the tile is specifically rated for wet locations -- I'd recommend you consider a tile more suited for that location. Even for a pro to come in and do that job (ie., mud bed, tile, grout, etc) this shouldn't be a major wallet buster unless your bathroom is immense...

If the tile is rated for wet locations - how does the manufacturer recommend installing it (over what?)....

PS -- I've saved money with bathroom tile jobs by doing all the work myself to prep such as remove the vanity, toilet, etc. Then after the tile had been installed I did the finish work (ie., wood type shoe molding) and reinstalled everything...
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:21 PM   #3
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I would install one piece linoleum instead, less chance of leaks and you would be surprised at how much you will love the end result in comparison to press and stick tiles.
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I would go with one piece linoleum as @fixrite mentioned.
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