Wet room floors leaking!

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Hi my wet room floor is leaking and after having a plumber out he agrees it needs replacing, can anyone suggest best material to use, thanks for reading

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  • What type of flooring is in there now? I would go with tile or sheet vinyl.

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Dec 17, 2017
    See if you don't find this article helpful, Mirendou:

    Superior Choices:
    Floor coverings in the Superior category provide maximum protection against moisture. All of the floor coverings are themselves 100% water resistant. Rank within this category is based on how effectively they protect the substrate from water infiltration.

    All can be used in kitchens and full bathrooms.
    1. Porcelain Tile
    Porcelain tile is often used in showers, bathtubs, pools, and other pure-water areas. This material is highly resistant to intense water. Porcelain tile has a water absorption rate of 0.5% or more, as defined by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C373.

    2. Ceramic Tile
    As with porcelain, ceramic is superior in areas with water. The only difference is that tile that does use the title of "porcelain" has an ASTM-rated water absorption rate of below 0.5%. The weak point of both porcelain and ceramic is not the tile itself but the grouted seams between the tile.
    3. Sheet Vinyl
    Sheet vinyl is a 100% waterproof solid surface. Usually it has very few, if any, seams to allow water to penetrate to the substrate.
    4. Luxury Vinyl Flooring - Plank
    Luxury vinyl comes in long plank strips, typically 7" wide and 48" long. The lock-and-fold style of joinery provides a tight seal against water seeping to substrate.
    5. Vinyl Tile
    Vinyl tile, like the other resilient floors here--sheet and plank vinyl--is 100% waterproof. However, its multiplicity of seams allow more opportunities for water infiltration below.
    Concrete
    Properly sealed concrete is ​ excellent against water. One popular exterior version is to tint and stamp its surface to texture it. It is listed last in this category only because it is rarely used in home interiors.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 17, 2017
    Sheet vinyl seems to be the answer. It is cheap, water proof, easy to clean and you can install it yourself and save money too. You didn't mention the size of the room but if is is small enough you can get left over pieces at a huge discount.

  • Judy Judy on Dec 17, 2017
    Get a shower mat, and put this on a cookie sheet. When there is water in the pan, just dump it, and start over. Be sure you empty often. J.

  • Alexandria Alexandria on Dec 17, 2017
    Hi all thanks for your very fast answers, it has vinyl type stuck down flooring at the moment, I hate it though as its a pig to keep looking clean, its slip proof and was expensive when first laid.
    So it looks like thats probably the same route again but hopefully easier to clean.