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Discuss Long story........ in the Tanking and Wetrooms Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

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  1. T14086

    T14086 Active Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    As we know the internet is full of good and bad advice so after spending weeks trawling through it all I thought it best to come straight to the experts :)
    I have been unable to find someone locally so decided to replace the wet room vinyl floor myself. To set the scene we are currently doing up the house to sell but being a decent people we decided the change wet room (which is located downstairs and has a concrete floor) lino as it looked tatty and ripped at the corners.
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    One thing led to another and we ended up decorating the whole room, used self levelling compound followed by vinyl laminate style flooring, new suite etc. We left the area where the shower is (see above picture) and brought 4sqm of wet room lino, cove former etc.
    The area where the shower is has the remains of what looks like a latex based compound which was peeling in most placed. I assume this was used to smooth out the imperfections in the concrete as it looks to me as if someone has just scraped away some of the concrete to obtain the drop towards the drain. What we have now after peeling of the majority of the compound (?) is lots of ridges (I tried to show one in the photos) which the new lino will never hide.

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    I was thinking of using quick set cement in places (like where the ridges are) to make the whole area smoother for the lino then a coat of sealer then slap on the lino adhesive and lay the lino using a roller. As you can guess my concern is lumps showing through the lino making the whole thing tatty and unprofessional therefore I would welcome any tips or help from the pro's :)



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    Last edited: May 1, 2018
  2. pdc

    pdc Living the dream..... Professional Tiler

    Lino? Lino? You come on a tiling forum asking about lino! ;):tearsofjoy:
     
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  3. T14086

    T14086 Active Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Can't find the lino forum :D .....happy to go with tiling if that's a better option but cost does come into it as I would need to get someone in to do it properly......if that's the best option then so be it.

    It's more the preparation of the concrete floor I'm really interested in which I (assume) is similar to tiling?
     
  4. pdc

    pdc Living the dream..... Professional Tiler

    Is that the adhesive from the old lino?
     
  5. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    BELFAST
    No offence but fitting vinyl to a wet room floor is not a diy project. If it’s slip resistant vinyl you want then you’re gonna have to get a competent floor layer in and they’ll sort the prep also, otherwise you may as well throw your money out the window.
     
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  6. T14086

    T14086 Active Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Agree 100% with your Lee but finding it difficult to find someone local, even went on to the find a tradesman sites with job details, nothing. Everything cost £75 so happy to give it a go and fail spectacularly :grinning: but if it turns out ok I can hire plastic weld gun locally for the 2 internal corners. As you say it's the prep that I have my concerns about.....
     
  7. T14086

    T14086 Active Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Don't think so, it's like latex levelling compound? It's been there 20 years!
     
  8. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    It looks like vinyl glue to me too.

    And I agree with @LEE MAC@LEE MAC, this is a job for a pro - vinyl or tiled.
     
  9. Tommythetiler80

    Tommythetiler80 Active Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Don’t attempt a diy job ,seriously it’ll only fail, pay a flooring company to come in and fix the problem it’ll only take them 1 day to remedy.
     
  10. T14086

    T14086 Active Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Advice noted , I will try again to see if I can find someone locally:thumbsup:
     
  11. CJ

    CJ Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Somerset
    As above, NOT a DIY job.
     
  12. T14086

    T14086 Active Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    £450 estimate......just out of interest what estimate could I expect if tiled? This might be a better option as move tilers in the area?
     
  13. Chris N

    Chris N Active Member

    Location:
    Nuneaton
    I've just had a small bathroom done on a job. It was prob only about 3m max, one internal corner to weld. £120 + vat supplied and fitted.

    Not a true wetroom floor, but only 3 corners from being one.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
  14. Chris N

    Chris N Active Member

    Location:
    Nuneaton
    I had self levelled the floor though!
     
  15. T14086

    T14086 Active Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Thanks Chris. I am no further forward, I told the guy to go ahead and do it but he hasn't got back to me so back where I started. You said you self-levelled the floor, my concrete floor is sloped to the drain but now uneven with ridges (was done 20 years ago) and obviously don't want pools every where. I did think about using SLF to even it out and make the concrete smooth (screwfix do a SLF that you can feather at the edge or in my case drain) but I would assume the SLF would flow towards the drain? Hopefully I can't find someone in the meantime to put the lino done and weld the 2 internal corners. Thank god we have a bath upstairs we can still use lol :)
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2018
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