Flooring Question

Wooden floor boards in bathroom


Does anybody have any suggestions/advice for wooden floor boards in the bathrooms please?

I have floorboards, and would really like to keep them uncovered for my new bathroom - is there a way that they should be sealed? should they be re-laid ontop of some chipboard? or are floorboards generally a no-no in the bathroom?

any advice would be appreciated

Many thanks

@odd socks

GREAT help, thanks very much. Good idea about the sheet, the boards have to come up anyway for new pipework, so I can do that at the same time

many thanks

1 Answer

Best Answer

Most people will advise against keeping them. But being a carpenter and all that...

I have wooden floor boards in my bathroom. I did take them up and laid a a damp proof plastic sheet on top of the joists. Then refixed the flooring and used Ronseal clear satin varnish,on the boards and sealed all the joints with clear sealent pushed down into the gaps slighty (not flush, when the boards expand it will push the sealent upwards).

Floor looks original and has been fine for the last five years and counting....

Hope this helps

Answered 5th Dec 2011

Rebel Carpenter

Member since 24 Sep 2008

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