|The bathroom as we first saw it.|
It was poorly installed and the edges were all curling, which were strikes against it. We also knew that the toilet had been leaking and suspecting water damage, Dan pulled the vinyl out.
|It was easy to pull up the green vinyl flooring because it wasn't |
glued to the floor. Hidden under it, was an older linoleum floor.
Under that was a linoleum floor and under that, the original oak tongue and groove floor, complete with water damage from a previous plumbing leak.
|What was under all that old vinyl flooring|
Repairing the damage was quite a project; details here, "Fixing The Bathroom Floor". The next step was to lay down Hardibacker Board. It was adhered with thinset and screws.
|Laying the Hardi Board|
The most sensible flooring would have been a new sheet of vinyl. Dan, however, does not like vinyl floors. Wood was out, so that left tile.
|We chose porcelain tiles for the new floor|
If we had been in our right senses, we would have chosen all one size, either the 6" or the 12". It still would have required some cutting, because the room is smaller than a full layout, but it might have been a tad easier to deal with.
|Holes had to be drilled in the tile for all the plumbing.|
|Tile laid and ready for a sealer.|
Bathroom Remodel: Evolution of the Floor © February 2013