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fleastoo

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.

BV003628

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

BV011260

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.

BV013081

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

BV016268

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

BV016749

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.

BV017055

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!

BV017733

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?

BV017889

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

BV018797

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.

BV019260

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.


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