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New bathroom flooring angst

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Badders123 Sat 09-Jul-16 12:41:51

Previous owners put down very thin vinyl tiles and then have put silicon all around the edges of the room (?)
Anyway, it's now apparent we need to replace it - odd white marks on it that I can't shift (tried all sorts of products)
Would tiles or sheet vinyl be better?
Will it be a nightmare getting the silicon off? Will we need to re do the silicon?
Any advice gratefully received!

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 09-Jul-16 15:42:24

You can peel silicone off but I'm sure you can buy chemicals to help the process. It does add neatness to the edges though and a little bit of protection to the skirting.

We've just taken our kitchen vinyl up and it was a total cunt of a job because the builders stuck it down with glue all over.

I can find my cheap tile website if you'd prefer ceramic tiles.

Rubber floors can look nice, very modern. It's so hard to choose things for houses.

Badders123 Sat 09-Jul-16 16:19:14

Yes it is, isn't it?
I'm thinking vinyl tiles or sheet vinyl - needs to be cheap though!
Luckily it's not a big room

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 09-Jul-16 16:26:14

Right, if it's definitely vinyl you want Google vinyl offcuts. Or eBay and filter using local collection only.

Silicones cheap enough to buy.

Tiles could let water in & then your substrate could be damaged.

Bamboo is ok for bathrooms too, or cork.

MyLlamasGoneBananas Sat 09-Jul-16 16:33:45

We're about to have vinyl planks put down over old tilrs that the previoys owners put down. They were cheap in B&Q and if you know an oap they can get an extra 10% off as well.
Our bathroom fitter said that sometimes with planks you can get away without underlay whilst with standard vinyl you'll nearly always need it. It depends on your current floor situation but underlay can add up cost wise.
I'm yet to see how well (or not) the vinyl planks work!!

Badders123 Sat 09-Jul-16 16:50:28


GiddyOnZackHunt Sat 09-Jul-16 23:50:40

Look for cushioned vinyl. Rhino floor is good. We got a discontinued remnant that was enough to do a good size bathroom for less than £50

venys Sat 09-Jul-16 23:53:43

Not cheap but better quality and better environmentally is marmoleum. (What we used in our bathroom and toilet).

Badders123 Sun 10-Jul-16 11:29:15

Thanks for the tips,.,I will look at rhino floor on e bay
It's only about 2 X 2 m so not a huge space

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