Would you paint a bathroom floor and use throw rugs on them

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q would you paint a bathroom floor and use throw rugs on them
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  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 24, 2017
    Hi, if you can't get this tile up, use vinyl floor glue - big box store or flooring company sells - to glue down all that's coming up. Use something heavy to hold down until glue is dry. Make sure all is down tight. Keep gluing until it is. Stick down tiles are inexpensive and easy to cut. I bought a paper cutter and used that ($26.00). Good luck.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Dec 24, 2017
    Not much is going to help this floor other than removal or putting something over the top. Paint will only emphasize the broken tile.

  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on Dec 24, 2017
    I agree with joy. But I would try first to peel of the tiles and the paint the concrete if that is what I am seeing clearly. Then use some rag rugs for colour.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 25, 2017
    I would just cover this up, that seems like the easier step-https://www.hometalk.com/30923944/porcelain-wood-look-tile-floor

  • MamaSita MamaSita on Dec 25, 2017
    Since it's a bathroom , you can try the new ceramic click lock system. Looks like laminate but needs no underlayment. You might be able to just go over the floor with this type of tile and it requires no grout. Installs like laminate. https://www.lumberliquidators.com/blog/why-try-new-click-ceramic-plank/

    • ALvada McGriff ALvada McGriff on Dec 27, 2017
      Thanks great suggestion. I’m not going to paint it now. Thanks for your kindness and help.

  • Bnd2070302 Bnd2070302 on Dec 25, 2017
    That floor has had it. Paint needs a smooth surface to look good. I'd put in the new moisture-proof click together laminate floor. It wouldn't be very expensive and easy to install. Good luck!

  • Becky Howell Becky Howell on Dec 25, 2017
    If you can't pull it up, and you still want to paint it, do it with one light color. I did it on a cracked counter top that is also pulling up and it hardly shows at all. I painted two coats with, I wish I could remember the name, that has a bumpy surface to it, then 3 coats of pearl white. Then, 3 coats of water based polyurethane. Le t dry between painting each coat. I think you could cover up with a rug and it would be fine.

    • Dianne Sabido Dianne Sabido on Dec 25, 2017
      I use to be an apartment manager, and the things that I learned was never use paint on the floor, it conducts heat. If you heaven forbid were to have a fire, the ingredients go up quicker like a dried out christmas tree. Also, it can if hot radiate fumes which is bad for your lungs. If you want to redo your bathroom, get the tiles that you can peal off or the linolieum (I know I missed spelled the word) but for your health and safety, never paint your floors. Unless you are going to redo wood floors and you have to use Shellac.
      Dianne Sabido

  • Becky Howell Becky Howell on Dec 25, 2017
    Ooooh, didn't know this! I am wondering if water based poly is better. Shellac isn't as good as that, I am told? (I think I read it on a DIY site about the different types) Water based has less fumes than regular polyurethane and less toxic . I know lots of people who have used it on their floors with no problems.

  • Joan Joan on Dec 27, 2017
    I wouldn't try to cover this with anything (paint or any flooring) because you'll end up with an awful lumpy mess. Use elbow grease and get up as much as you can. If you aren't going to replace the floor, then at least pull up anything loose. Large throw rugs or indoor/outdoor carpet may work. Just make sure that the rugs have a very good backing to avoid slipping accidents and make sure that you keep it dry so that you don't create or foster a home for mold. You can sometimes get good deals at places like Big Lots or Dollar General.

  • Sherri Purves Sherri Purves on Dec 27, 2017
    It appears to me like that floor has been water damaged. I think you should pull up the tiles and then check the sub floor and underfloor isn’t wet rotted. If it’s rotted, you should replace it, before laying new flooring.

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 27, 2017
    Agree with all above and add one thing, this old tile might have asbestos in it, so I would test before I do anything to it. If it is asbestos, they usually just put another sheet of 1/4 plywood on top (encapsulate), and then redo the floor, you will also have to lift the toilet out and reset with a new wax ring and new bolts. You need to buy a kit at the home store like Lowes.