02-09-2013 09:54 PM
My boyfriend is prepping his house to sell (so we can get marry and he can move here!). The house needs really more than we can afford, but we are doing our best, on a very tight budget.
The bathroom floor needs replacing, and we have been given a very high quality end-piece of lino to use for that floor. The floor is L-shaped and would require a seam in the part of the L where the toilet sits.. thats just in front of the toilet, and across from the tub. Lots of chances for wter exposure.
From his work in contracting years ago, he feels there is no way to do this with integrity, so that the new owners don't someday have a leaky floor becasue of this seam. My thought is with all the new products these days, there might be something that could pretty much guarentee that seam won't leak, some kind of flexible waterproof goop thing perhaps. He feels that there is no room for any "goop" in the seam but perhaps some sort of specialized seam-tape is made for this purpose.
Does anyone know of such a product for this particular need? Or some way to use existing products for this purpose? We want to do this right, not leave a future problem for the new owners, and it would really help if we could use this beautiful piece of flooring..
02-11-2013 10:23 AM - edited 02-11-2013 10:27 AM
Good morning Faith10,
Thanks for your question and welcome to the community!
Congrats on you and your boyfriend, let's talk about getting his bathroom floor ready!
In terms of sealing up the seam, we do carry a seam sealer that can safely go under both edges to hold them down firmly and securely.
Click on the link above in orange to see pricing and to see if your local Home Depot has this available in your store.
It really is the best and least expensive solution for the seam, as it is specifically designed for this kinda job.
Just make sure the area underneath the seams are clean and free of debris. Click on the link below to find out specific installation instructions on this great product.
I hope this has assisted you, and let us know if his house needs any more repairs before selling it, we are here if you have any more home improvement questions!
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