Diy Bathroom Floor

DIY bathroom floor projects might not seem like an exciting prospect, but tackled in an imaginative way, they can change the entire look of the room. How you tackle a DIY bathroom floor will depend on whether it is a concrete floor or a wooden floor. Then you will have to decide what finish you want your DIY bathroom floor to have.

If you have a wooden bathroom floor, the most sensible option is to seal it thoroughly and, if you wish, to use bathroom mats or wooden bathroom boards (or both). If the floor isn't already sealed, you might consider stencilling the wood, either around the outer edge of the room, or to create a pattern over the whole floor. Then seal the wood.

If the base of your floor is concrete, which is probably better considering the water, then you have a greater range of options.

DIY Bathroom Floor Tiles

Tiles are the most common option for the bathroom floor. Here your choice will be between ceramic tiles made for floor use (don't ever be tempted to use wall tiles), stone or simulated stone tiles, marble or granite tiles, or earthy quarry tiles. Some tiles are more glazed than others, which will make them more slippery when they get wet. Tiles aren't difficult to lay, providing you use the right tools and follow the rules. If you aren't sure, there are some excellent books on DIY bathroom tiling.

If you're on a tight budget, a clever idea is to use feature tiles in the centre of the room and to then simply screen the rest of the floor. Colour the screed or paint the finished surface for effect.

Vinyl is another option, either in the form of stick-on tiles, or in sheet form. Generally roll-down sheeting is a better bet in the bathroom because there are fewer seams in which dirt and moisture will collect. However, vinyl tiles are a lot easier to do yourself; so weigh up the options.

Carpeting is warm and soft to walk on, and it always makes a room seem warm and cosy. But it isn't the most practical choice for a bathroom, especially if children are going to use the room. Generally bathroom carpeting should be loose laid so that it can be removed for cleaning. You should use rubber-backed carpeting that has been manufactured specially for use in bathrooms.

Cork tiles are another option, although they aren't very common and seem to have lost favour in recent years. Grass matting is another possibility although it has the same disadvantages as carpeting.

Just bear in mind that the material you choose will determine the style and character of your DIY bathroom floor.


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