This past weekend we removed the vanity and pulled up the flooring. Now I was pretty scared at what was under the floor. I had these nightmares of rotting boards and mold. A wrong step and you would fall into the basement. We had no idea what was lurking under the old vinyl.
Luckily it wasn't any thing awful. There was a little mold around the toilet, but nothing to severe. Remember there was mold everywhere in our bathroom, so finding some under the vinyl wasn't too bad, especially the small amount we did find.
Now the bad news. The original flooring is, more then likely, asbestos tile. We already knew it was under the flooring in the basement and had a feeling it might be in the upstairs bathroom as well. It's not a huge deal. Since there was no structural damage to the floor, we'll just leave the old tile in place and put the new vinyl over it. As long as the tile stays on the floor, we'll be fine.
And speaking of new flooring. We picked up some new vinyl from Menards. It's pretty cool stuff. It's glueless. It just sits, free floating, on the floor. It's made for wet environments, so it's perfect for laundry rooms and bathrooms.
We went with the faux stone look. I'm always a little frightened over the faux stone stuff, but I think this works. We tried to go with something that would hide dirt (aka puppy tracks) and be neutral so when we want to change up the bathroom, we don't have to worry about trying to match it to the floor.
We hope to have the new flooring, as well as the new toilet, installed this coming weekend. That means I have to get my butt in gear and finish up the painting. I just need to focus. ;-)
Always stay creative my friends.