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Vinyl Flooring Bathroom Update

I have several bathroom remodel projects going on right now for the One Room Challenge, but our vinyl flooring installation is finally complete!

Yay! This has really been a turning point for the renovation.

Gray slate luxury vinyl tile in DIY bathroom renovation

If you’ve missed any of the past projects, you can check out the prior weeks here:

  1. ORC Week 1 – Half Bathroom Design Plan and Before Photos
  2. ORC Week 2 –  DIY Panel Door, Demo, and Flooring
  3. ORC  Week 3 – Shiplap Ceiling DIY

Note, this post contains some affiliate links. For more info see my disclosures here.

In my week 2 demo post, I shared about our flooring dilemma. Basically, we couldn’t use the ceramic tile I originally wanted to use due to the condition of our sub-floor and existing flooring without spending a lot of time and money to get the sub-floor properly prepared.

The only option I had due to these factors was to use vinyl flooring that could be installed over the existing floor. I looked high and low for a beautiful vinyl flooring that looked just like real slate stone and wasn’t cheap or tacky looking. Fortunately, I discovered a luxury vinyl plank tile from Adura Max that looks really similar to real slate. And I love it!

Gray slate luxury vinyl tile in DIY bathroom renovation

Note: check out my 5 bathroom flooring options on a budget guide and luxury vinyl plank vs laminate flooring for more bathroom flooring options!

Although the luxury vinyl is on the more expensive side of vinyl tile, it’s totally worth it for the quality, look, and ease of installation. It’s budget friendly compared to other stone flooring options. We have vinyl flooring throughout most of our house and it’s the nicest vinyl tile I’ve ever seen or used, so I’m happy and relieved that it worked out!

This luxury vinyl plank tile was relatively easy to install. It’s a floating vinyl floor, which is nice because no glue or sticky adhesive was involved.  I wish I took more photos of the process, but we were on a roll with installing it, so I don’t have a full tutorial post for the install. But, it basically installs right over the existing floor. Here’s a photo I took on my phone during the install process:

half covered bathroom floor with new luxury vinyl tile

The vinyl tiles interlock together with a tongue and groove concept. You just lay one tile down and angle the next tile into the first tile and interlock them together. The hardest part was interlocking a tile into the tile above it and next to it.

floating vinyl tile tounge and groove

floating vinyl tile tounge and groove interlocking

Also, we made all of our vinyl tile cuts with our Dremel tool since the material was thicker compared to other vinyl. It cut really easily with our Dremel, but you could also use an inexpensive jigsaw.

I love the look of our new, slate vinyl tile and it really has helped to transform our bathroom already! You can see in the photos a peek of our new beadboard walls that are almost finished! I’ll be sharing a tutorial for installing them next week! Here is a progress photo comparison:


old vinyl tile being replaced in DIY bathroom renovation


Gray slate luxury vinyl tile in DIY bathroom renovation


Don’t forget, if you are interested in other flooring options for bathrooms, check out my 5 bathroom flooring options on a budget guide and luxury vinyl plank vs laminate flooring too!

Follow along on Instagram and Pinterest for my latest projects and to stay up to date on our half bathroom renovation! Also, check out the other ORC participants rooms here and see how their rooms are progressing!

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Wednesday 4th of November 2020

Does the vinyl flooring feel cold to your feet like regular tile?

Angela Marie Made

Thursday 5th of November 2020

The vinyl does not feel as cold as tile. I wouldn't say it feels warm but it's more room temperature, for sure.


Wednesday 14th of October 2020

These look GREAT! Do you know if they're groutable?

Angela Marie Made

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

Thank you, this is not meant to be grouted.


Sunday 27th of September 2020

The link didn’t work for me. Can u tell me the name of this adura floring?

Angela Marie Made

Sunday 27th of September 2020

Thanks for letting me know, I have updated the link for the tile.


Tuesday 7th of July 2020

Hi- looking to put a vinyl plant in my half bath. How did you place around the toilet and any pipes you have?

Angela Marie Made

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

We used a Dremel tool to cut out an area of the vinyl tile to go around the toilet and pipe. It didn't have to be a perfect cut because the toilet was then placed on top and covered the cut. The pipe cut out was covered with an escutcheon (a round metal piece).


Wednesday 24th of June 2020

do you know if this tile can be used in the shower? It looks fabulous.

Angela Marie Made

Monday 29th of June 2020

Thanks! I think it's only for flooring, but definitely check out the product description to see for sure!