Bathroom flooring: what to use ?

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Bathroom flooring: what to use ?

Post by Quilter on Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:58 am

At the moment we have the AS provided grey matting on the bathroom floor. This sort of stuff:




It's fine when you're wearing socks or slippers but it sticks to bare feet and gets walked out of the room. Since most of the time in the van we have bare feet this is a nuisance. It also takes forever to dry when splashed and creases up easily.

Has anyone replaced the bathroom flooring with something better ?  I do want something if only to stop scratching and to act as a cushion when things are dropped. We remove it altogether for showering.
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Re: Bathroom flooring: what to use ?

Post by Gromit on Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:43 pm

Pain in the backside isn't it, and it makes walking difficult when there's a huge piece clinging to each foot!!  snigger

I doubt if A/S have any of the older style matting they used to use, but it was hard and rigid, and heavy so it stayed put. No real need to remove it when showering either, except occasionally to wipe down any detritus lingering under it. Ours is on its third van now, and just as good as new.

This is the stuff I'm sure, and it comes in grey. It's a stupid price though (unless I've misunderstood the ordering system) so you won't be wanting it from here!!
http://www.buymats.co.uk/product/789/akwadek-heavy-duty-hygienic-anti-slip-grid-mat

This looks a bit fancy, but might be OK. 10cm sections seems a bit daft to me though. Fortunately they sell it by the metre as well.
http://www.specialistmats.co.uk/comfywave.html

Alan in A/S spares would probably know of a good source - and may even have some in stock.

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Post by Mike187 on Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:07 pm

That looks a possibility Dave, I have been looking to renew ours as only got bathroom type mat in ours that keeps moving as you walk on it.

Have sent for a couple of samples from them.

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Post by Gromit on Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:19 pm

http://www.specialistmats.co.uk/comfywave.html

They don't have samples of Comfy Wave unfortunately, but a very helpful chap found a bit in a drawer and is sending it to me.

I've agreed with him that I'll post an evaluation on the forum for anyone else who might like some. The price seems reasonable if it's as good as it promises to be.

If it is suitable I shall get some for our van, as it will probably be more comfy for my tender little feet. The rigid stuff we have is fine, but my feet really are a pair of wimps!  hugegrins

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Post by Quilter on Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:29 pm

Mike, and Dave: thank you both. ( I can only do one set of online Thanks _ ?)

That sounds just the job and we will wait for the evaluation. Comfy Wave could be on to a good thing if it is satisfactory.

Good to hear we are not just being fussy with our dislike of the status quo.
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Post by Mike187 on Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:02 pm

I've sent for samples of their Comfy Step which is similar to the Comfy Wave and their Comfort Tile which is 12" interlocking tiles that I thought might be easier to cut to shape.

Will report back when it arrives.

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Re: Bathroom flooring: what to use ?

Post by Doris on Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:22 pm

Hi
I used a machine washable door mat, cut to size, from Lakeland. I use the same type on the floor of the rest of the van. They make cleaning quick and easy. Carefully lift and shake rubbish outside, wash when they look grubby. Soft on the feet. Not cheap but I waited until there was a sale on.

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Post by Quilter on Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:34 pm

Thanks Louise. Have you got a link to the Lakeland mat by any chance ?

We're both a bit inclined to splash in the bathroom so don't want anything absorbent or I'd be forever putting it out to dry. 

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Post by Doris on Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:51 pm

Hi
This is the link
http://www.lakeland.co.uk/24479/Microfibre-Super-Absorbent-Indoor-Floor-%26-Door-Mat-Slate---60-x-40cm
I replaced ours because after 23 years and a number of owners  I did not like to think about what had been spilt over the years and I did not think that the original would wash.
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Post by Quilter on Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:18 pm

Thanks Louise. A good excuse to visit Lakeland methinks !
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Re: Bathroom flooring: what to use ?

Post by inspiredron on Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:02 pm

Many years ago we had some samples from a carpet store which we were able to keep. They are each the size my two feet together and we keep a gold coloured one on top of the grey shower mat in front of the basin. There is a small piece of Auto Sleeper carpet already on top of the grey stuff in front of the toilet. No problems with sticking!

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Re: Bathroom flooring: what to use ?

Post by Mike187 on Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:49 pm

I have just replaced the the bathroom mats with the comfort tiles, took 8 tiles and fairly easy to fit and cut to size given the restricted space your working in.

Doesn't move when you walk on it, any spilled water just passes though it and be easily removed to clean it, either in one piece or taken apart.

A bit expensive but should last as it made swimming pools and changing rooms and has antibacterial properties. 

I chose the tiles rather than Comfy wave as they are more flexible and I thought there would less waste.

I have a photo of it fitted if anybody wants to see, if I can remember how to post them!

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Re: Bathroom flooring: what to use ?

Post by Quilter on Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:33 pm

Is this the same sort of things as the Comfy Wave and Comfy Step ?

https://tinyurl.com/kxvzo7r


(Bene Domo Bathroom Plastic Floor Mat)

I reckon we'd need a roll 58 cm x 120 cm costing £18.60 to do our shower room.

There are several sellers on Ebay. I'm just going to write to the Finnish manufacturer to ask how easy to cut to shape and how flexible it is, also how heavy.
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Post by Mike187 on Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:46 pm

Yes it does look the same, I thought it a bit stiff from the sample I received but it would easy to cut with a craft knife. 
I went for the Comfy Tile which is more flexible and and easier to cut to size as you cut each tile as you fit it, like cutting jigsaw pieces rather than trying to handle a full sheet in a confined space. They lock together to form a single mat.
But it was certainly more expensive than that price. I have a picture of the finished job if you would like me to post it.

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Post by Quilter on Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:54 pm

Mike187 I have a picture of the finished job if you would like me to post it. wrote:
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A picture would be very welcome Mike, if not too much of a faff. 

Cutting it to size would be fairly simple, if it cuts with a craft knife. We have the AS grey rubber stuff which can be used as a template so would do it at home.

Is the underside smooth ? I take it there is no danger of scratching the white plastic bathroom floor ?

Edit: think I might have answered the last question: this from the blurb on the website:


Please note that while the top surface has a non-slip texture, the underside may slide on hard floors and surfaces - especially if constructed as a small mat. For this reason these products are not recommended for use inside baths or showers and work best when covering a larger surface area.
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Post by Mike187 on Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:03 pm

Yes, will post pictures later this evening. I though the comfy wave might slip when I tested the sample I got.

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Post by Mike187 on Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:52 pm

This is a photo of the finished job


and this is a close up of the tile

And the underside

The tile is supported on lots of little "legs" that stop it from slipping, and any grit that gets in the room falls through the holes but doesn't get rubbed against the shower surfaces as the surface you walk on is supported by the little pegs. It's comfortable to walk on and as it is meant for swimming pools it should last for years.
Downside it is expensive.


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Post by Quilter on Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:53 pm

Many thanks Mike. I like the thought of being able to cover those irritating ridges in the floor.
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