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Old 05-05-2007, 09:58 PM   #1
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No, No.. not THOSE kinds..

I am underwhelmed with my bathroom floor. It's hard, flat, white and boring.

Has anyone used marine deck paint on thiers? I did that with my old cement cabin shower at home, and it's taken 10 years for it to wear.

Don't know how that will work on fiberglass/RVs tho.
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Its a bathroom Gina. Not a place to entertain in
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In our old trailer(that actually HAD a bathroom ) I made a redwood shower floor by criss crossing strips of redwood ( about 1x2 in size) and using brass screws to hold them together. Something like the floor behind the bar at your local tavern look.
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I made a redwood shower floor by criss crossing strips of redwood ( about 1x2 in size) and using brass screws to hold them together.
This would do the same thing:Portable Shower Deck Use more than one and cover your whole bathroom floor.
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Its a bathroom Gina. Not a place to entertain in
She's a girl Ches... gotta decorate!
She'd put a dust ruffle in there if it was waterproof.
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Gina,
The idea of a wood lattice floor has merit, but teak might be a wiser choice. It's used for boat decks where people walk barefoot. A little more costly but better than enduring the agony of a redwood splinter.

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Non-skid deck paint made for fiberglass should work great, and would be easy to clean and look nice. (It works on fiberglass boat decks, doesn't it?)

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She's a girl Ches... gotta decorate!
She'd put a dust ruffle in there if it was waterproof.

I love the dust ruffle part
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Hey Hey,

I HAVE resisted putting the fuzzy lid cover on!
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Has anyone used marine deck paint on thiers?
I think that might depend on the type of paint, Gina. I've seen one- and two-part urathanes, one- and two-part polyester resins, and two-part epoxy paints for decking and floors. The urathanes would not stick well to the polyester fiberglass floor of a shower and would de-laminate and peel over time; the poly resins and epoxies would stick and last the lifetime of the shower pan. Just clean the floor with a wax stripper then scuff it with a sander before you put the poly/epoxy on.

If you wanted to go the polyester resin method you could create a design to embed under the resin, like you see on surfboards.

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It's a bathroom all right. I felt mine needed reinforcing since hairline cracks were appearing. Obviously a faulty example. So I put down some extra resin and fiberglass mats and painted it with Interlux Brighside one-part polyurethane paint, the same stuff I will eventually use on the exterior.

The process was painful, especially the sanding, with some of the contortions necessary which you experienced with the toilet fix. The floor is as boring as ever, although structurally sound. I made the grate of some teak scraps I had, and the stuff will probably last forever. The grating is very practical, especially when wet, since it doesn't give that sloshy feeling when stepped on.

The attempt to escape boredom has finally been a spectacular success with the installation of a custom-made dust ruffle at the edge of the bed. We can finally keep our heads up high and stop apologizing for our embarassing oversight.
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The idea of a wood lattice floor has merit, but teak might be a wiser choice. It's used for boat decks where people walk barefoot. A little more costly but better than enduring the agony of a redwood splinter.

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We are supposed to be CAMPING here. Teak would be for those monster busses and such.

What's a little agony here and there.

Actually I rounded all the edges with a 1/4 roundover router bit, and never had any splinters come up.
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Gina, I use dri-deck on mine, then keep a small red bath mat on it during the day. When I take a shower, the mat is set outside the door for me to step on. I also added a red shower curtain and a red towel. Really brightens up the space.
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She's a girl Ches... gotta decorate!
She'd put a dust ruffle in there if it was waterproof.
Dust Ruffle? Almost. My bathroom sink has a leftover piece of the shower curtain attached to hide pipes...and yes, it is waterproof. Girls will be girls.
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