As we know that bathroom is one of the significant aspects of any house and when it comes to buying a home, the bathroom becomes even more important than any other thing. With that being said, a bathroom needs to be shiny and it must emanate cleanliness to ensure the house is worth buying. In that sense, all homeowners must be wondering as to how they can remodel their bathroom floors. So, in this article, we are going to talk about the process of remodeling your bathroom floors to make them shiny. Let’s move forward and read the article in full.
Things you will need to remodel the bathroom floors
To remodel a bathroom floor, you will need the following things:
- Adjustable wrench
- Five-in-one scraper
- 1/4-inch plywood/concrete board
- Wood glue/concrete board screws
- Drill and Sealer
- Paintbrush and Construction caulk
How to Remodel Your Bathroom?
At first, you will have to turn off the water supply, which you will find underneath the bathroom. When you are taking the fixtures out, you don’t want the water to come out of the bathroom. Now, you should flush the toilet once or twice to ensure the tank is empty. And then you will unscrew the water supply line from the backside of the toilet and disconnect the toilet while unscrewing the flange bolts at the base of the toilet.
Furthermore, you will need to lift the toilet straight up and carefully carry it from the room. Note that the toilet might have water inside. So, be careful while taking it out. Afterward, just disconnect the wax seating gasket out of the floor and put a rag into the top of the drain opening to make sure the sewer gases cannot enter the room.
At this moment, you will have to remove the sink from the room and disconnect the water supply pipes while unscrewing them below the basin. You must find out the drain pipe underneath the sink carefully. Additionally, you should keep a bucket to catch any water out of the drain. Not to mention, you must unscrew and remove any flanges, which cover the openings where the pipes go through the floor. You can even pry off the baseboard trim for reuse or you can just throw it away.
You must ensure there are no nail leftovers and the edges are neat and clean. On top of that, you have to remove the old flooring setup as it might have old tile or linoleum. Besides, you should be taking some time to clean and remove each and every part of the old flooring until there remains only wood subflooring. It would be a great chance to remove any damp wood from leaky water connections. Thus, you can replace the old wood with new ones.
After doing all these above things, now is the time to install your new bathroom fittings. Make sure you have measured and cut all the pipes and install ¼ inch plywood sheeting over the entire floor. It will ensure your surface is smooth. In addition, you should add a wood glue thinly and evenly to the existing subfloor. It will hold the place tight. At this stage, you will have to seal the edges with construction caulk and apply a wood sealer using the manufacturer’s instructions. The linoleum will show you a bit of dirt. In that case, you just need to clean and vacuum everything carefully.
To conclude, you must now apply your new flooring and it is the easiest step after all these hard work. You can begin applying new flooring from the middle of the room to make sure you can cut any partial tiles from the edges. After that keep the new flooring off for a maximum of 48 hours and then apply grout between the tiles with a grout float from then grout package. Note that you must clean any excess grout from the tile before it becomes dry. Afterward, you just have to make it dry and seal with a grout sealer. So, let us know if we have missed anything by commenting below.