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01:36PM | 04/28/02
Member Since: 04/27/02
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Vinyl Flooring on Shower Walls?

I am in the process of redoing a shower stall; it is oversized and haven't found any surrounds that will fit. The old walls were tile but I don’t want tile again. Because of a crack that went unnoticed until pieces of tile fell off I have to replace the 2X4's as well as the drywall. What I would like to do after that is cover the walls with vinyl floor covering, has anyone ever tried this or is it a really stupid idea? I am just trying to find out if it is doable before I make a costly mistake. Thanks.


05:54PM | 03/21/14
Can i use luxury lifetime warranty waterproof vinyl sheet flooring on my shower walls? Instead of tile?


07:21PM | 04/14/16
well, the most popular answer will be no, but they make vinyl tiles in Europe and it appears that they hold up very well..
Everyone will say to ceramic tile, but more moisture is absorbed through the grout than will every leak thru a vinyl click tile...
I will not ceramic tile again....tired of moldy grout and mold growing behind it in the walls...
but don't listen to me....I used cedar in our other shower and everyone said bad idea.....that was 30 yrs ago and it still looks brand new...only had to redo wood once in 30 yrs with the marine clear.


04:31PM | 10/05/16
Bvo11260: what type of clear did you use for your cedar shower?


12:10PM | 04/29/18
I say yes. the same as vinyl tile but with solid coverage..i think it would work great.


03:51PM | 06/30/18
I want to know the same thing. I volunteer for animal rescue groups and one in Macon, Ga was given a 1992 marathon motorhome by cobra ( btw, I have not been able to find any type of book or operation, owner's manual).
I volunteered to help I am left to do it.
So, the bedroom is going to be the Kennel station for transports and adoption days. I am at the point of installation. I have never put tile in and I don't want to learn on a job that I am left alone to do.
I saw somewhere during my surfing search for water proof material for bathrooms, an underlinement for a shower, but it was in a kit. It was self adhesive. Then there are mold resistant tiles... Can I put vinyl on the wall s and floor, to the point that it can be hosed down. And do you know of a material that is cost efficient....
What if I put the stick on tiles on and used the clear waterproofing sealant for stucco?
Help me out man. I want to do a great job... And get it done quickly.


09:42AM | 08/04/18
I just remodeled my bathroom and used vinyl plank flooring on the walls. So happy I did looks amazing! I did test adhesion before I began because I went over existing old tile. Also the plank I purchased had the pad on it, and that brought concern. Another thing I did to be sure it stuck, was rough up the surface and knock down the high areas using a grinder with a tile blade. I also back angle cut all corners and ends to make sure not to see the clip together sides, and make room for caulk. Also before you begin to glue planks prepare some wood pieces to wedge in to hold it while it dries. It takes some prep time but the result is a beautiful shower surround built with wood tools!


12:58PM | 10/19/18
BV017055 - Any updates on how the showering is holding up? How do you clean it and how well does it clean? Any suggestions for someone considering this? Any picture Sa?


09:01PM | 11/06/18
I’m wanting to use LVP for a shower surround. What do you suggest putting behind it? I’m thinking felt paper


12:22PM | 03/02/19
Sure why not. I have a 1972 mobile home with exactly ( linoleum) that used as tub surround. Over 40 yrs. old. Going to change to new linoleum as its outdated, only reason for change.


09:03PM | 05/08/19
Used luxury vinyl plank, worked awesome and i think it came out great. It's basically bulletproof. Just be careful choosing adhesive. Make sure you have one that will work with your product.


08:51PM | 06/28/19
Can I use the following waterproof laminate in a shower stall
waterproof P
Item UV92200805


08:30AM | 10/20/19
What kind of glue should you use.


10:39PM | 04/01/20
I used sheet vinyl on the shower walls of my rental 4 years ago and haven't had any problems. Actually looks pretty good too. The tenants loved it. I used cove mold on the the ends and the corners to give it a finished look. Definitely waterproof


06:22PM | 04/22/20
I am about to do this as well to my slower wall. I can't find any videos or pictures of how people have done this. Any tips please.


11:46AM | 05/29/20
I have been looking high and low for an answer to the question that was posed at the beginning of its post. Can I use vinyl plank flooring as a tub shower surround? I am going to try it as I am doing this myself and I do not have a lot of tools nor do I have a lot of money also. I was thinking of putting marine deck paint underneath the vinyl planks to help waterproof it I just don't know if the water will get between the planks or if there's some caulking or something that I should be doing between the planks any ideas ? Thanks


11:38PM | 06/07/20
BV017055 - PLEASE send pics and tell us how it's holding up! And also @BV011260 - pics of your cedar shower.. were they interlocking boards or just strips? What did you put between the boards to keep water out if they weren't interlocking. Great idea!!! Stain or no stain?


02:01PM | 06/08/20
I came here to look for answers on the vinyl shower. Now, I'm curios about the cedar shower.


05:32PM | 09/05/20
I will start putting Vinyl flooring (from a roll), on my bath-shower walls.
The guy at the store did not agree with my project, but multiple sources that works in the constructions field, told me that it should be fine.
I have 3 panels (one for each wall) that way I'll minimise the joints i'll have to silicone (I'll have the ceiling and the 2 corners).
Wish me luck!


02:36PM | 09/17/20
if putting sheet vinyl on shower wall, do you use regular adhesive?


06:05PM | 10/19/20
Does anyone have advice on the best adhesive to use, especially when using vinyl flooring planks? Thanks!


09:30PM | 10/30/20
My vinyl planks will not stick to walls. They come pre glued & i purchased construction adhesive but the two will not bond. What glue will work with thes (Traffic Master) tiles. Anyone know?


03:25AM | 10/31/20
Member Since: 07/29/20
1 lifetime posts
Many people choose vinyl flooring to their walls as a design technique. This can bring a fresh take on your existing décor. It’s pretty affordable and easy to use, which makes it a nice alternative to tile and other materials. And this can also make the walls easier to clean.


03:25PM | 11/14/20
can i use sheet vinyl on the bathroom walls? will not be using in the shower though. new shower has a three panel surround,
thank you for any advice!
Chuck D.

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