Has anyone else here laid vinyl flooring, and do they have any hints or
websites they can recommend? I haven't been able to get much info about how
to go about this. I have the Stanley knife at the ready, though.
Taking out the toilet pan and putting it back on top of the vinyl will
be much better than cutting around it and should make templating much
Do you have the old floor covering to use as a template?
> Has anyone else here laid vinyl flooring, and do they have any hints
> or websites they can recommend? I haven't been able to get much info
> about how to go about this. I have the Stanley knife at the ready,
I have laid vinyl before, in my own homes with reasonable results. Its not
as easy as you might think. I wouldn't do it for a paying customer.
Cut the vinyl 1/2" oversize to your template & adjust it once down. Buy a
new pack of blades for the Stanley knife. In a bathroom, silicone will
cover any slight errors at the edges.
Dave - The Medway Handyman
And it will stretch / settle, so cut oversize and dont try for a
perfect fit until it has been in place for a week
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The person in the shop that sold me the vinyl also said to remove the toilet
pan, but really that would not be possible for someone with my limited tools
and plumbing skills. However I'll investigate the possibility of using
cardboard instead of paper for the template as well as letting it settle for
a week. I can't use the old covering as these are rubber tiles glued to the
floor. Sounds like silicon mastic will be my friend.
Thanks again for your advice, I'm very grateful.
If your WC pan is screwed to the floor and there is any flexibility in
the waste connection, there is a chance that you just need to undo two
(or four) screws, slide the vinyl underneath, rescrew. I promise you
that would be easier than getting the 'oval' cut exactly right.
Of course if the pan is stuck down and/or there is no flexibility, you
might be right. :-(