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Can you use linoleum around your bathtub as a surround?

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Posted 2013-12-28T17:33:49+0000  by learnerwife1 learnerwife1
 

Hey learnerwife1,

 

Thanks for your question and welcome to the community!

 

As long as the edges of the linoleum (sheet vinyl I'm assuming) are covered, I see no reason why you couldn't use it.

 

However, when you say 'surround', is this part of the tub as well, i.e. same material?

 

If it is, its a bit harder for the linoleum to successfully adhere to it. This is especially true for fiberglass. Worse still, if you ever needed to remove the linoleum, you can run into major problems with cleanup.

 

Let me know how the surround is made of, or better yet, upload an image of it to assist you better.

 

Hope to hear from you again,

Joseph

Posted 2013-12-28T19:54:08+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL

Yes, like the flooring.  Would you use the same type of adhesive as 

the floor? 

Posted 2013-12-28T20:59:45+0000  by learnerwife1

You can, but as long as this surface isn't part of a tub, then you'd be fine.

 

 

Again, you'd run into issues with removal. Would this be adhered vertically? How much of a space would it be?

 

 

Thank you again for responding,

 

Joseph

Posted 2013-12-28T21:35:32+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL

Can you or should you?  

 

I would imagine you can stick it to the wall but who knows how long it will stay there.  Flooring adhesives aren't tested for performance in shower stalls.

 

Where did you get this idea?

Posted 2013-12-29T03:37:09+0000  by Adam444
 
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