What would be a quick fix for my bathroom floor?


I purchased an older home. The bathroom floor looks like this.

See pic below. I'm not sure what the material is. What I do know is that no matter how many times I mop it, it still looks dull and dirty.

Eventually that flooring will be replaced. In the meantime I'd like a quick and inexpensive fix.


q what would be a quick fix for my bathroom floor

My horrible floor.

  9 answers
  • Melissa Young Melissa Young on Aug 16, 2018

    I may be wrong, but it looks like concrete to me. Is there a corner out of sight you can pull up anywhere, to see underneath?

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 16, 2018

    Hi Melanie! What about painting it with floor paint? Scrub it down and use floor paint. You can also buy a clear sealer for floors to keep it nice. You can use a solid color or stencil. Here's an example or two:



    • Melanie Melanie on Aug 16, 2018

      Thanks so much for the links. I checked them out and especially liked the shiney floor from the

      Gimleteyed blogspot.

      I'm such a home DIYer that I didn't.even know floor paint existed. 🙂

  • Wxw Wxw on Aug 16, 2018

    From the pic, possibly a concrete floor. ?? Having no idea what the floor material is, my first thought is to paint using a stencil or pattern that you like. If you do not want to put that much effort into the project, simply paint the floor (no doubt will need to prime first) or use one of the many available floor products used on wood floors to give it a polished or satin type look. One of the really crafty Hometalkers will come up with a great idea for you. Good luck.

    • Melanie Melanie on Aug 16, 2018

      Thanks. I love the look of stencils, but in the past haven't had very good results. Turns out the floor is linoleum. I am leaning towards painting it as a temporary fix.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 16, 2018

    My guess was concrete as well. If so, you can paint with concrete floor paint (don't cheap out and get something else, you will regret it). My mother-in-law used mop & glow on her basement floor and it had a nice sheen to it.

    • Melanie Melanie on Aug 16, 2018

      Thanks. I took Melissa's advice and found I could indeed pull up a corner.

      I'll try mop n glow untill I make a final decision.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Aug 16, 2018

    Not sure what it is, but you could do peel and stick tiles, or peel and stick planks. The Luxury Vinyl Tiles and planks come in all colors, textures and even wood look.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Aug 16, 2018

    Almost forgot- they are 99% waterproof. Good luck.

    • Melanie Melanie on Aug 16, 2018

      Thanks for the information. I'll add those to my list of options. Waterproof is definitely necessary in the bathroom 🙂

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Sep 14, 2018

    Hi Melanie.

    I think that floor would look awesome with a simple large stencil randomly placed around the room or a tiled stencil, then sealed with a clear floor sealer! Stenciled floors look gorgeous and are not hard to do!

  • Barb Zlotoff Barb Zlotoff on Sep 14, 2018

    We have a trailer with a floor that has dropped in places and wonder how to fix and redo the flooring throughout the trailer.

  • Within the Grove Within the Grove on Sep 14, 2018

    Paint it! Either paint it one color or stencil a design on it. But either way, make sure you seal it with at least 3 coats of water based polycrylic.