When I pulled up the old nasty carpet in dressing area of our bathroom, I discovered old nasty linoleum. Not even linoleum. A weird cardboard and paper contraption, glossed to look like linoleum. Imitation linoleum. Why?!
I decided to put down more of what was already in the main part of the bathroom. One problem. Several trips to both Lowe's and Home Depot, as well as a call to the manufacturer, proved that our particular variety of vinyl tile is no longer made. Grrr.
Several more trips to both our local big box stores and I had 100 square feet of new vinyl tile, ready to go. The one I chose was very close to the tile we had, but different enough that I had just decided to do it all. Someday when we sell our house, I don't want to have to do it all over again to make sure they really do match.
Why vinyl tile?
As anyone with an old house knows, doing anything more than minor cosmetic changes can prove costly. In order to put real tile in our bathroom at this point, we would have to rip out our entire floor, which would involve taking down the wall that separates the main bathroom from the closet/dressing room area, etc. Soon we would end up with an entire bathroom reno, complete with a giant price tag. I'll take the $.88 per square foot vinyl tile, thank you very much, and save my dream floor for my dream house.
Pulling up the old tiles. VERY sticky business!
See, the new (on left) is very like the old (on right) . . . the new has a lot more beige, and less gray.
Perhaps I should just keep the beautiful wannabe linoleum . . .
Last old tile up!
Wherever old tile had been was incredibly sticky . . . Jude walked onto it in his socks, and when John picked him up they pulled right off!
The reveal is coming, I just need to get a couple more projects done. Soon! And goodnight!