Vinyl tiling over very uneven crazy-paved bathroom floor

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Hello people

I'm new to this place - please be gentle :confused:

I need to deal with a very bizarre crazy-paved style bathroom floor which is very uneven and has huge craters. It's horrible. I think it would be a hell of job to remove it, and the plan is to lay some vinyl tiles over it. I realise this nightmare floor would have to be levelled first but I have no idea how to do this. I've looked into some sort of screed/self-levelling compound but am I right in thinking this is only suitable for only slightly uneven floors? Is laying ply the best way forward? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 
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If you cannot (or will not) remove your existing floor then you will need to get it smooth and level before replacing it.... this may well involve screed as your description suggests that it is a stone/tile type floor is this correct? Boarding will not work if this is the case

Is the sub floor concrete or is it wood?

Also how does it finish by your fixtures? for example is your sink and toilet fitted on top?

Maybe you could take pictures and post them here... Or you may get a better idea of how best to tackle it by asking at your local flooring retailer

I am afraid we will need alot more info before we can help further, please also confirm what you mean by vinyl tiles...
 
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Thanks for your reply Lymmranger. The flooring is currently fitted around the cistern etc - the fixtures do not sit on top. The sub floor is concrete. The tiles we are hoping to fit are self-adhesive vinyl tiles from B&Q.

I will try to get some pictures on here asap.

Thanks again to anybody that can offer any advice.
 
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interesting name and so close to home, perhaps if you purchased a pair of scissors or even a razor i could pop round perhpas bank holiday monday and advise you on the matter in hand :evil:

How big/depth/height are we talking when you say the floor is a nightmare.
If only a few mil then get some self leveller and pour away then stick down tiles once fully cured.
 
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Thanks for your reply Lymmranger. The flooring is currently fitted around the cistern etc - the fixtures do not sit on top. The sub floor is concrete. The tiles we are hoping to fit are self-adhesive vinyl tiles from B&Q.

I will try to get some pictures on here asap.

Thanks again to anybody that can offer any advice.

Ok - if its concrete and your existing floor is sound it will be a major job to remove the old floor.

This means you will have to level it - screed will be the answer.

This seems alot of work just for self adhesive tiles - In my experience they dont stick too well especially in a wet enviroment....

If you cannot live with the existing floor then can I suggest you pop in to a good independant retailer and seek advice - by asking questions you will get a better idea of what is possible - you may be pleasantly surprised at what can be done for very little money

...look forward to the pictures it may help advise you further
 
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Nice............... :eek:

.....Ok - that will screed no problem

it may need a second layer but I doubt it, I have seen worse!!!

You should really consider talking to a competant fitter now, self leveling is no good and good screeding is a mysterious art - when you CAN it looks easy, when you CANT its going to get messy.

......looks like someone fell in love with the local beach and decided to bring it home :confused:

Edit - by the way you may need to modify your bath panel to allow continued access - make sure you question your fitter about how he intends to achieve this!!!
 
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Ok, thanks very much for your advice. Was thinking of attempting this ourselves but wouldn't want to get into an even bigger mess than what we've got now, so maybe not...

Yes I guess our predecessors must have thought the seaside-at-home effect seemed like a good idea at the time...

Really appreciate your help lymmranger, thanks again.
 
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