bathroom floor leaking at seams

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by zoglchaim, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. zoglchaim

    zoglchaim New Member

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    hi
    my bathroom floor is not so leveled. floor covering is continues linoleum. when water gets on it
    it would go down to a spot next to the wall at the seam and that's where it's leaking from - water enters between linoleum and the wall, and makes it way down

    i didn't install the vinyl baseboard yet

    my question is if baseboard would help?
    What materials should i use ?

    and in general what's the best method to water proof the floor and the seams of the bathroom?

    thanks
  2. Randyj

    Randyj Master Plumber

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    A bit confusing... is water running to the wall or coming from under the wall? Sounds like you need to control the water then the problem will not exist. Leaving the water standing will deteriorate the base molding/wall. If you just want to seal it use a siliconized caulk.
  3. zoglchaim

    zoglchaim New Member

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    water is running to the wall
  4. harleysilo

    harleysilo New Member

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    Do you mean when you get out of the shower and drip water all over the floor it runs over to one side of bathroom? Or do you mean you tub leaks water all over the place and it runs to one side of bathroom? Or do you mean if you dump a bucket of water on the floor it runs over to one side of the bathroom?

    Basically I'd like to know what the source of water which pools to one side of the bathroom.....:D
  5. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Yes.....where is the water coming from?
  6. TedL

    TedL New Member

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    First you should address the problem that's causing water to get on the floor.

    The vinyl base will not by itself provide a watertight seal. You would have to run a bead of caulk on the floor and set the base into it (or have the bead just behind where the base touches the floor) to stop water from running behind.
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