What is the easiest way to replace
bathroom flooring for someone who has never done it? What is a good, cost efficient material? Thank you!! :)
Hello here’s a link of some flooring options. One of the most economical and easier choices might be plank or sheet vinyl flooring. The choice may depend on your skill level and budget. A trip to your local outlet like floor and decor might open some visual options to help narrow down your choices.
Hope this helps
Hi Ellen, sheet vinyl would definitely be the least expensive but, perhaps, not quite the "Easiest" flooring to a apply. Instead I would look into vinyl stick on tiles. They come in a huge array of different colors and styles and are very user friendly when it comes to apply them.
Hello Ellen, if your current bathroom floor is level and in fairly good repair you might locate some nice self-sticking vinyl floor tiles. No need for grout and cement, etc. of other tiles.
Vinyl planks are very popular now and easy to install.
Here's a post that might help - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEZYTsxvebs
The Easiest Flooring to Install: Our Top 5 Picks
This flooring is so easy and affordable! https://www.frugalfamilytimes.com/2012/07/how-to-install-peel-and-stick-vinyl.html
here is some info https://bathroomprosnj.com/what-is-the-easiest-bathroom-flooring-to-install/
also Home Depot has classes on tiling, vinyl flooring,etc you can contact your local store to see when they have classes and a lot of the how to classes are available online now too just google home depot and the one nearest you and you will find this info
It depends on your current flooring. You will probably have to pull it up. But in general, you can put down some type of vinyl by having a smooth surface that is clean. I would recommend luan plywood then the new flooring. If you go with press and peel tile, add an adhesive as they tend to come loose if any water gets under neath.
Check your local facebook marketplace. You might find something nice at a good price left over from a project or someone changed their mind about.
It depends on what your current flooring is, in a way. I'd be hesitant to put anything over it in case the old flooring fails; it will cause anything above it to fail costing you twice as much. You can paint the floor. If it's ceramic, you can see how I did it here: https://www.flippingtheflip.com/2019/03/how-to-stencil-paint-ceramic-tile-floor.html Or you could try skim coat concrete over it but know it might develop hairline fractures.
Hi Ellen: Well, my bathroom is carpeted. The only hard part was getting the carpeting to fit around the toilet, but I made a template out of cardboard. I took 2 pieces of paper, drew around one side from mid-front to mid-back and then taped them together. Then I drew that on cardboard, making a slit in the back, and kept fooling with it until it fit. Then, I drew that on the back of my carpeting, measuring from all 3 walls so it would fit there, too, and Bob's your uncle. I also kept that template for future use, noting the dimensions from the walls :) If you don't want to use carpet, which is pretty cheap for a small area like that, you can check at your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore to see what, if anything, they have. Here is their site: https://www.habitat.org/restores
If you go with peel and stick, add an adhesive. That or sheet vinyl are the easiest and most cost effective.