Just need a bit of advice. I need new vinyl floor fitted in my bathroom, in my flat in E8, and just wonder if anyone knows how much I could expect to pay for labour and fitting materials - I’ll buy the flooring.
The space in question is just over 2m2, rectangular with only a sink pedestal and toilet to be cut around. The base is sound, solid and level.
Make sure the floor is sound and flat, cleaning up any grease and dust. Leave the vinyl in the room for 24 hours prior to cutting and laying. Make up cardboard templates for around the tricky bits pedestals, pipes, pan etc.
Essential to a good job is to have serviceable tools - accurate tape measure and steel rule for measuring. Straight straight edge, sharp knife with spare blades and sharp scissors for cutting. Measure twice cut once. With such a small area you’d be best off having a separate area available for cutting.
If you really don’t fancy DIY then our man Scorch does that sort of thing. Although he’s a little way off Hackney I’m sure he’ll be well under the £200.00 labour quote you already have.
Yes but the kind of workmen we get off the forum would forget to cut a hole in the vinyl and cause poo and loo to overflow.
I found the best way around the problem was to wall mount the pan and the sink, so that the floor is a perfect rectangular area which can be cleaned in a jiffy. Problem though, was altering the old imperial pipes to fit new metric ones.
Btw does anyone specialise in flagstone tiling really small areas … like, literally less than 1sq m2?! These tiles are 12mm thick and really need a lot of angles in the cupboard…!
That’s why I ended up just using flagstone tiles instead. The work costs for buttressing the floor and laying the tiles for a similar size was the same…just the materials cost more. I’d rather pay £150 for a decent tiled floor than £150 for a professional plastic floor. Cutting corners for a cheaper finish is a horlicks but no harm in trying £40 of vinyl yourself. If you don’t like your first try, your second will be bettdr if the look of the finish is important, Jaime is right - you need a pro to lift the toilet ped off and get a decent finish.
Looks like I might get it. FYI. Those prices are astronomical!.
I’m charging the going handyman rate and I’ve priced £50-90. That’s 1-2 hours depending on how easy the jobbie is. £200 ffs! I could redo half the bathroom for that!