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As a temporary fix can we cover cracked ensuite tiles with Lino

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Newhouse76 Wed 15-Jun-16 19:49:28

Just that really.

We have moved into new property and renovating the ensuite next year. Some current tiles are cracked
And a couple are broken however we are needing a quick fix for now both in terms of speed and cost.

What would our options be? Have been quoted 600 to retile the ensuite and 550 to lay down linoleum! Problem is that the room will be reconfigured next year so flooring will need to be taken up again sad

Suggestions gratefully appreciated

greenfolder Wed 15-Jun-16 20:01:53

How big is the space?

Newhouse76 Wed 15-Jun-16 20:12:48

I'd say it's about 1.3m squared maximum

LIZS Wed 15-Jun-16 20:18:55

Can't you just buy a offcut of Lino and lay yourselves, with underlay if needs be. Iirc our ensuite similar size cost less than £30 and just had to trim around radiator pipes and toilet. Then used silicone to seal edges.

justdontevenfuckingstart Wed 15-Jun-16 20:22:29

Can you regrout the cracks? Or just live with it?

Liara Wed 15-Jun-16 20:28:55

How bad are the cracks? Is it tiles falling off territory or just a bit cracked?

If it is in relatively good shape of course you can cover it with something - lino or vinyl tiles would seem the obvious thing.

If it is really bad, then you should probably take off the tiles, and then lay the lino or vinyl on the floor underneath.

Newhouse76 Wed 15-Jun-16 20:30:43

We would live with it ourselves but we axtaully need to rent the property out for a year - long story but we won't be living in it during this time and really need to rectify in some way for the tenant who will move in. Do you think covering with lino as described above would work? Worried about the refurbished floor
Being too 'high' confused

Newhouse76 Wed 15-Jun-16 20:34:20

Liara - the Middle tiles are falling off and I cut my foot on one blush

Tinkfromlovejoy Wed 15-Jun-16 20:35:58

Yep, you can. We have in our main only bathroom as we ran out of cash during the refurb and it's been fine for 2 years. Your quote sounds massively high though. We got the guys that were fitting our carpet to lay an off cut of Lino. It took about 20 mins and cost about £70. They did it when they fitted the carpet though, so that may have made a cost difference. Maybe get another quote.

Tinkfromlovejoy Wed 15-Jun-16 20:38:20

Btw, I can't remember what ours is covering. It's quite bumpy underneath but looks fine and is very easy to clean. I can't be bothered changing it yet as it's also warmer than tiles to walk on.

Newhouse76 Wed 15-Jun-16 20:41:45

That's really good to know Tink.

Sadly we have received 2 different quotes with very simIar figures and I'm shocked at the cost frankly. It's SE London/Croydon borders so was not expecting Kensington prices!

Just5minswithDacre Wed 15-Jun-16 20:44:06

Vinyl tiles will be much easier to lay than Lino and if you make a mistake cutting one, you can just bin it. It'll be fine as a bodge for a year.

justdontevenfuckingstart Wed 15-Jun-16 20:55:15

Google quickstep a good lvt that you can put over pretty much everything I think and frontline bathrooms do an lvt flooring that doesn't need underlay. Score and snap and easy to lay.

Newhouse76 Wed 15-Jun-16 21:08:47

As a last resort could I Carpet over the tiles? Appreciate that it's a bit
hmm but a thick carpet off cut
Would mask the cracked tiles?

I should have mentioned that the room only contains a sink and toilet right now - the shower will
Be installed when refitted so less scope for wet carpet

Ruhrpott Thu 16-Jun-16 09:48:00

Can't you restick the tiles down and grout over the cracked bits so they aren't sharp? A pot of tile glue/grout is not that expensive. May need to be restick down before link is laid over anyway

RunRabbitRunRabbit Thu 16-Jun-16 15:44:47

Tile it yourself or replace the broken tiles. It is not that hard. I've done it lots. Watch some YouTube's.

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