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Tiling a vinyl wetroom - Help needed
Hello all,

This is my first post on this site - I hope everyone is well.

I am an avid DIY'er and have previous tiling experience fitting subway tiles in my kitchen.

I mustered up the courage to attempt to tile my bathroom, which currently has a vinyl floor wetroom. I'm pretty sure it's the "altro" type (will post pictures when I get home for the weekend). The walls around the shower area are tiled - I want to remove and re tile this.

I want to tile the entire bathroom - included the floor; effectivley making the vinyl wetroom into a tiled one.

I have a few questions on what needs to be done.

1) Can I just lay tile on top of the vinyl?

2) If not, and the vinyl is to be removed, do I need to tank the floor after removal? I'm assuming this has already been done to accomodate the vinyl.

3) How do I go about replacing the Circular drain with a square one like the one below?
www.victorianplumbing.co.uk

Stainless Steel Square Wet Room Floor Shower Waste | Victorian Plumbing UK

Stainless Steel Square Wet Room Floor Shower Waste, a quality shower waste perfect for adding the finishing touched to your shower, available to buy now at Victorian Plumbing.
www.victorianplumbing.co.uk
www.victorianplumbing.co.uk

4) Will there already be a "wetroom former" in place when I remove the vinyl? If so, I'm assuming I can tile over this?

5) My house has underfloor heating - but I'm not sure if this extends into this bathroom. If it does, how does this complicate things?


That's all my questions for now - please advise!

Thanks guys

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