11-08-2011 09:41 AM
I need any hints or secrets I can get in estimating how much vinyl flooring I will need to cover my bathroom. I really don't want to piece it together and have a seam anywhere, but also do not want to buy alot more than I will use. Help!
11-08-2011 10:30 AM
Hello Mrs. Patton!
Vinyl flooring is most commonly produced in widths of twelve feet.
In your bathroom, measure the widest width and the longest length, and then add three inches to those measurements. You'll also need to add three inches to the side where your door(s) are located.
This will give you a measurement that will cover your floor and provide enough excess for the floor to be installed under cabinets and across thresholds. Creating a drawing that "locates" walls, doors, toilets, etc. will be helpful.
If your measurements fall beneath twelve feet, you should be able to eliminate seams, and this may be a good DIY project. On a ten-point scale of difficulty, where ten is most difficult, I would rate the removal and install an 8.5 ... fairly difficult.
The Home Depot does, however, offer a simple way to get these numbers ... the Flooring Department can set up an in-home measure. You simply visit the store, select the goods you want installed, and pay a small deposit that is most often refunded against the cost of your install when you purchase the goods.
I spoke to my Flooring Department Head and in our market, installs paid before December 1st can be installed before Christmas. This may or may not be true in your market, so check with your Flooring Associate.
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS: Items which you should expect to include in your project are: removal and haul away of original flooring, removal and re-install of toilet(s), removal and re-install of quarter round, and there may be others.
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