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lino in bathroom - underlay needed?


 
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agh100

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:48 am Reply with quote

Hi
I have some new lino to fit in out bathroom. The floor has floorboards at the moment. Do I need to fit some plywood on top of them before putting the lino down? If so, what sort of plywood and where do I get it?
Once the lino is down do I need to seal it round the edges to stop any splashed water getting to to the plywood or floorboards?

Thanks
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mattysupra

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:19 pm Reply with quote

Yes you should plywood floor first. Normally 6mm depending on how bad the floorboards are. I sand the boards flat before i plywood so i can get away with 4mm plywood. It needs to be exterior grade. Can get from local timber yard, B&Q etc. And it is recommended to seal edges in a wet area. You should also fit the flooring and plywood slightly short. Your sealant will cover the gap.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:08 pm Reply with quote

we didn't icon_cry.gif guess what, you can see the floorboard "patterns"
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agh100

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:59 am Reply with quote

thanks for the advice. I will get some plywood and give it a go. The room is only 1.5m x 0.75m and then the toilet the same size - so I'm hoping it wont be too difficult!
Do I just nail the plywood to the floor boards?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:39 pm Reply with quote

ring shank nails. Not panel pins etc. Or screw. but heads can show through
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