Amtico in the bathroom etc

Discussion in 'Vinyl / Impervious floor coverings' started by Kate Jackson, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Kate Jackson

    Kate Jackson Member

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    Hello!

    I have some Amtico and would like to put it down it the bathroom and kitchen. Just concerned about flood/water damage long term. Will the adhesive tank the floor or do I need a waterproof membrane first?


    I don't have enough to complete the kitchen floor - so none on the area under the units. Concerned water could flow into the plywood floor.

    Any advice really welcome.

    K (total amateur and future landlady)x
     
  2. ronbaldo

    ronbaldo Well-Known Member

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    Im guessing you haven't had a fitter round to have a look at job? You dont fit amtico under the units. You take the plinths off and fit tiles up to unit legs and put plinths back on


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  3. Kate Jackson

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    Thank you. No I haven't - I did warn you I'm a bit of an amateur :confused:
    My concern is when the plinths are back on - could water get under the units if there was a flood?
    Kx
     
  4. ronbaldo

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    I worry about living in north east of scotland and the rain getting under my door, but here we are .

    Honestly you'll be fine. Just a waste of tiles/extra cost


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  5. Kate Jackson

    Kate Jackson Member

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    Thank you!
    Reassured! ...although I'll put down some sealant/yacht varnish under the units - I want the place to OK for 20 years!
    xx
     
  6. Profflooring

    Profflooring Well-Known Member

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  7. Rugmunching

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    Sit on skirting in the bathroom? Not for me o_O
    Just use normal skirting, wood skirting in a bathroom really isn't that big an issue.
     
  8. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Don`t you like the hospital look ?
     
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  9. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Exactly lol
     
  10. Kate Jackson

    Kate Jackson Member

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    I don't know what sit on skirting is - but it sounds like skirting you can sit on. Need a smaller bottom.
     
  11. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Its not something that would be needed in a domestic situation.
     
  12. Kate Jackson

    Kate Jackson Member

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    I can see how they would work really well. This is a rental property and tenants can be a bit careless - so semi domestic in my case.
     
  13. Distinctive Adam

    Distinctive Adam Well-Known Member

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    Over kill Kate. Honestly just a bit of sealant will be all that's needed
     
  14. ste

    ste Active Member

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    why not cap and cove the full room and weld it to be extra safe :eek::eek::eek:
     
  15. Kate Jackson

    Kate Jackson Member

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    Hello
    What is cap and cove? I'm an amateur. Since my last post I've filled and sanded the floor so its nice and smooth. Can't wait for Amtico day soon!
     
  16. Kate Jackson

    Kate Jackson Member

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    Mean't to say subfloor...
     
  17. ronbaldo

    ronbaldo Well-Known Member

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    Cap and cove is where you take vinyl up the wall approx 10cm, you will see it usually in commercial kitchens/wet rooms. Not something you can do with amtico. Think ste was making a joke haha


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  18. Kate Jackson

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    Oh I see.
    Plumber today and electrician tomorrow - then......Amtico goes down - can't wait!
     
  19. ronbaldo

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    Keep us updated


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