Vinyl tile flooring work well in bathrooms. They are easy to install and durable. If a 12-inch vinyl tile breaks, it can be swapped quickly without tearing up the entire floor. They are not as slippery as ceramic tiles, making them a much safer alternative in the bathroom. A vinyl clinker floor can be installed in less than one day, eliminating a comprehensive non-use time frame required by a ceramic floor.
Measure the width and length of the room, with a tape measure. Multiply the length and width and note this number when selecting vinyl tile. Dividing the total number of plates each box contains count how many boxes you need. Always round up to the next full box. Sweep away dust or debris to create a clean, smooth surface, using a broom. If you wash the surface, the board must be dry before installing tiles. Select the starting point. The first plate needs to be installed at a perfect 90 degree angle. If you have a traditional vanity, the first tile will edge with the edge of vanity for your starting point. If you prefer, mark directly in the middle of the room, using a chalk line.
Pull the film on the tile. Line the corners on the floorboard with the edge of X and begin. Remove the film and firmly tap the tiles in place. Continue to scale and install the tiles by raising the edge of new vinyl tile flooring with the edge of the relaxed tile. Work against the outside walls. Cut the tile with a carpet knife and finish the installation around the outer perimeter of the bathroom. If the plates do not fit perfectly along the edge of the room, you may need to cut them to the right size. Measure the remaining surface along the wall, and create a line mark on the film side of the plate.
Cut the mold from the old film for the toilet and mount it in place. Use film from the older tiles and measure around the base of the toilet. The toilet area is a little tricky, so do a template to cut out the tiles to create a close lay tile. This may take one to two attempts, but when you get the template, trace it on the back of a tray, cut out, and place the plate. Apply a thin line of joints around the base of the toilet, sink and tub to create a waterproof seal. Wipe away excessively dense with a wet finger.
Tips and warnings
Save remaining plates if you have broken or lifted plates in the future.