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Can You Put Sheet Vinyl Flooring in Bathroom? (How To)

Vinyl flooring is cost-effective and easy to maintain and install. It’s also water-resistant, making it the ideal flooring choice for a bathroom. It’s for this reason that many homeowners consider putting sheet vinyl flooring in their bathrooms. But is it feasible?

You can install sheet vinyl flooring in a bathroom and it will look as good as it will be functional. As long as you install it properly and use reliable adhesive, sheet vinyl flooring can be great in a bathroom. It’s easy to clean, so soapy messes won’t be a problem.

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It’s recommended that you use acrylic-based adhesive for sheet vinyl flooring because it bonds well and won’t get loose easily. Vinyl flooring, in general, is a good idea in bathrooms because it can withstand wear and tear and won’t get damaged because of moisture in the air or water exposure.

Should You Put Sheet Vinyl Flooring in Bathroom?

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Bathrooms are much more prone to damage caused by water than most other areas of the home. For that reason, you should do what you can to prevent damage, and vinyl flooring is a good way to go. But should you be installing sheet vinyl flooring in your bathroom?

You should put vinyl sheet flooring in your bathroom because there are many benefits to doing so. One of the biggest considerations is cost—it’s quite cost-effective to install vinyl flooring in bathrooms. This flooring is also very easy to maintain and keep clean.

Here’s a deeper look at the benefits of installing sheet vinyl flooring in your bathroom:


One of the main reasons sheet vinyl flooring is preferred in bathrooms is because of its durability. It can handle heavy foot traffic and in most cases, sheet vinyl flooring can last up to 15 years, sometimes even 25 years.

Easy to Maintain

Bathrooms require flooring that isn’t difficult to maintain. Cleaning vinyl flooring is easy, and it won’t stain as easily. If you ever need to replace a part of the flooring, you should be able to do it yourself with any leftover pieces from the installation.


Another reason why it’s a good idea to go with sheet vinyl flooring in the bathroom is because of how cost-effective doing so can be. It’s affordable, and because it lasts long, the value of this kind of flooring is higher than what you pay for it.

Easy Installation

For the most part, installing sheet vinyl flooring is pretty easy. It can be a little bit trickier in bathrooms where you have to work around the base of a basin and similar objects, but it’s still fairly simple. 

Water Resistance

You really shouldn’t have flooring in a bathroom that isn’t water-resistant, and vinyl flooring is praised for its water resistance. Sheet vinyl flooring is also resistant to moisture and stains, making it the perfect choice for a bathroom.

Feels Comfy

Although a somewhat surprising feature, vinyl flooring’s ability to feel comfortable under your feet adds to its desirability in the bathroom. Vinyl flooring has a thin backing that makes it a softer surface to walk on than other flooring options.

Design Variety

You’ll find that you can buy sheet vinyl flooring in a range of styles, designs, and colors. This allows you to be creative with how your bathroom looks and you can recreate expensive looks quite easily.

What Tools Do You Need to Put Sheet Vinyl Flooring in the Bathroom?

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The key to successfully installing sheet vinyl flooring in your bathroom is having the right tools and following the right steps. The tool list can be a bit long, but if you have everything you need at hand, you’re going to have an easier time than if you had to run around and find items.

You will need a tape measure, a bevel tool, a utility knife, and adhesive to install sheet vinyl flooring in your bathroom. You may also need a floor roller, cleaning supplies and a trowel during the installation process.

Cleaning Supplies

You’ll need various cleaning supplies before, during, and after you install the vinyl flooring. A bucket of warm water and a mop will help to clean the surface before you apply the adhesive, and a microfiber cloth will be useful for cleaning up any extra adhesive. 

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Tape Measure

You should measure the space of your bathroom so you can be certain you have enough sheet vinyl flooring to cover all areas.

Vinyl Flooring Adhesive

You should use acrylic-based adhesive for your vinyl flooring because it’s one of the best options for this kind of flooring. This adhesive will continue to keep the flooring in place even when it gets moist, it can handle temperature changes very well, and is heat-resistant.

Floor Roller

A floor roller will help you to make sure the sheet vinyl flooring is securely in place and bonded with the adhesive.

Pry Bar

You will need this tool if there are any baseboards that have to be removed before you install your sheet vinyl flooring.

Utility Knife

If there is any need to cut some of the flooring so it fits correctly, a utility knife (or vinyl tile cutter) will be most useful.


You’ll use a trowel to spread the adhesive on the floor before placing the new vinyl flooring.

What Preparations Do You Need to Install Sheet Vinyl Flooring in the Bathroom?

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You should not start installing your sheet vinyl flooring as soon as you’ve bought it. There are several things you need to do before beginning the process, and failing to prepare adequately can result in disaster.

Before you install new sheet vinyl flooring, you have to let it acclimate for at least two days. You should also ensure that the room is clean and cleared of obstacles before you start the installation, and doing a ‘dry run’ beforehand is recommended.

Here’s a closer look at all the preparations you need to make before installing your sheet vinyl flooring:

Allow the Vinyl To Acclimate

Your sheet vinyl flooring needs to be stored in the room where it will be installed for a minimum of 48 hours so it can get used to the temperature and humidity of the room. This is to prevent the vinyl from deforming over time.

Get the Room Ready

You need to remove furniture and appliances from the room and give the floor a thorough clean before installing your sheet vinyl flooring.

Do A Dry Run

Lay out your sheet vinyl flooring without adhesive so you can be sure that you have enough and determine if you need to cut any smaller tiles for corners and nooks.

Cut Tiles

Should it be necessary to cut tiles to make the flooring fit correctly, you should do that before starting the installation.

How to Install Sheet Vinyl Flooring in Bathroom

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Once you have gathered all the relevant tools and made all the required preparations, you can now install your new sheet vinyl flooring.

Installing sheet vinyl flooring is fairly easy, and can be done in just a few steps. You will have to make sure that you use the right adhesive and that the flooring fits securely to avoid difficulties later on.

Here’s how to install your new sheet vinyl flooring:

Apply the Adhesive

Use the trowel to spread adhesive on the floor and make sure it’s spread evenly before placing the flooring.

Place Sheet Vinyl Flooring

Once you are happy with the adhesive, lay the sheet vinyl flooring bit by bit, and start from the furthest wall from the door.

Secure the Flooring

You should use a floor roller to press and ensure that the flooring is securely in place.

Let the Flooring Dry

Once the flooring is neatly in place, leave it to dry for a minimum of two days.

Reinstall The Baseboards

You can replace any baseboards that were removed once you’re sure the adhesive has dried properly. You also move back any cabinets and other items you removed for the installation.

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