Good Questions: Covering an Ugly Bathroom Floor?

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Dear AT,

I hate my bathroom floor. The room itself is small and oddly shaped, but passable. The floor however is covered in those yucky, speckley-flecked tiles that I think were in the lavatories (!) of my grade school

What can I do? Something in a cut to fit tile (cork, marmoleum) seems like a good idea, but what about installation? I’d like to do it myself, but I have a toddler so consequently not lots of time. What do you think?

xoxo Jennifer

What your describing doesn’t sound great, but you don’t want to lay something on top of it that looks even worse. We haven’t done a lot of this, but for cheap and easy, our recommendation would be to use either:

There is no replacement for
having the floor redone (if you own, redo it! Small floors aren’t expensive), and water is your enemy, but both of these will cover up, look good and not retain moisture too much.
(Thanks, Jennifer!) MGR