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Old 05-28-2023, 07:20 AM   #1
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Opinions on bathroom floor and trim out

I decided to replace my toilet and this turned into pulling the old tile floor as the new toilet would not cover the footprint of the old toilet. Originally there were 1" hex tiles down before and grout but I'm considering going laminate flooring. Either peel and stick or perhaps laminate flooring. The issue is i really want to prevent having to trim this out w/ quarter round or similar if I can as I don't think it'll loo that good. I also don't just want to caulk where my cuts aren't perfect but if I go w/ a floating floor option I need an expansion gap which I don't want. Have any of you installed laminate floor w/o an expansion gap? Does it warp/buckle on you if you don't? I also had read that an adhesive backed flooring plank also needs an expansion gap, is that true? If this is in fact the case I may be stuck using some type of tile and adhesive/grout similar to what was already in there. Wifey wanted something else as that tile was cold on her feet. Suggestions/opinions on the best way to do this would be great.

I had considered undercutting the cabinet and allowing the expansion gap to be concealed under it but that would only allow for expansion one way so I assume that's a no go?

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Id use LVP (luxury vinyl plank). Its waterproof and for such a small area I would think youd be able to glue it down. I have a similar product in my Bay Star and its glued down and hasnt moved a bit and has held up well to foot traffic and 3 small dogs.
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Id use LVP (luxury vinyl plank). Its waterproof and for such a small area I would think youd be able to glue it down. I have a similar product in my Bay Star and its glued down and hasnt moved a bit and has held up well to foot traffic and 3 small dogs.
Thanks. I opted to just go w/ 12" porcelain tiles.

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Not a fan of laminate flooring in wet areas. Regardless of the claims, water does seep eventually through the joints and the edges swell. . For that small of an area I used Congoleum resilient sheet vinyl flooring. It gives a soft warmer feel. Expansion and contraction is not an issue. I used a silicone bead to trim the edges to the wall. I used cheap poster board and masking tape from the dollar store to make an exact pattern + 1/8 around the perimeter . Been in there 6 years now.

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Not a fan of laminate flooring in wet areas. Regardless of the claims, water does seep eventually through the joints and the edges swell. . For that small of an area I used Congoleum resilient sheet vinyl flooring. It gives a soft warmer feel. Expansion and contraction is not an issue. I used a silicone bead to trim the edges to the wall. I used cheap poster board and masking tape from the dollar store to make an exact pattern + 1/8 around the perimeter . Been in there 6 years now.

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Thanks, i ended up just using porcelain.

I just realized their hole for the black water tank is so far off in the subfloor I can not even get the recommended 4 screws into the closet flange. The 4th corner just has nothing to bite into. Quality.
Just need to grout, seal, paint and stain the transition strip and I'm done. This was just supposed to be a 30 second toilet replacement!!
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All set. Apparently grey and white = brown when mixing your own stain. in my test piece i had a close match but it seems my final mix for the piece was a bit more brown somehow. Could have been the satin clear but unsure. Not a huge difference but enough for me to notice in the light.
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Looks nice. Thanks for sharing the finished product.
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