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« on: August 09, 2014, 11:02:51 AM »

 Ok the bathroom is in desperate need of a redo! My bathroom is split into 2 areas, with the shower on 1 side of the hallway, and the toilet and sink on the other side. Both sides have the formica walls. I am wanting to know what you have used on and in your bathrooms. Both walls and flooring. I was thinking about tile, but don't want to be constantly repairing cracked tile and mortar. If you can please post pictures of your bathroom, so I can see it. I love bus porn  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 11:20:30 AM »

linoleum.. 12x12 inch for floor.
depending on the wall size and $$'s vynal flooring makes a decent wall cover, lots of patterns might suit you.

mine are a mirror 2 door closet on the opposite wall, fabric on the other, and Naugahyde on the ceiling.
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 12:12:43 PM »

I took a quick video of my bath:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iJhVVwrJS_M
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 01:26:07 PM »

Go here

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2014, 02:37:44 PM »

I took a quick video of my bath:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iJhVVwrJS_M

Where did you get the toilet? I love the shelf.
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2014, 04:30:55 PM »

I just finished mine. I covered the walls with .060 stainless steel. It took some engineering to get it fit tight in the corners but went in relatively easy.  Now just have to keep it clean.....
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014, 04:41:56 PM »

This will probably make you cringe...




This is click-lock laminate flooring. Specifically it is TrafficMASTER Ainsley Oak 7 mm Thick x 7-9/16 in Wide x 50-3/4 in. Length Laminate Flooring (26.80 sq. ft. / case) We wanted a tough, easy to clean wall covering and landed on laminate flooring. It is smooth, available in lots of colours and in stock, unlike the paneling which was ugly, vinyl particle board and ugly. Did I mention it was ugly? The flooring doesn't have those horrible grooves in it either like the uber ugly paneling. The walls that are yellow (now a different yellow... took me 3 yellows to find the right yellow) are simply interior hollow core luan doors. It's a skoolie. When you have a skoolie, you are more willing to think outside the box than with a coach... at least that seems to be the case with us. One length of flooring ran from the original wire chase above the windows to within a few inches of the floor (we are putting in a very tall baseboard because I like a baseboard that is around 6 to 8 inches tall). The laminate walls wipe down easily and look great.



Oh and I have found a way to paint my "walls" too....
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2014, 05:41:07 PM »

I am in the middle of building my bathroom right now.  I used1/4 inch thick x 2 inch knotty pine wainscoting from home depot.  The walls were completely disassembled and the original fiberglass insulation was replaced with pink board.  The original sheeting was replaced then I added 3/4 x 2 furring strips with added 3/4" foam board between them, covered that with 1/4" underlayment, over that I installed the wainscoting.  Before I installed the wainscoting I sealed all six edges with poly to help the wood resist absorbing moisture and reduce swelling.  I haven't taken the bus anywhere, but here in Vermont we do get extreme temperature fluctuations, as well as large swings in humidity and so far the wainscoting has stayed stable without swelling, or shrinking and it has been installed for about two years.  Cant say what will happen once we start traveling with the bus, but I am hoping all will be ok.  I used ceramic tile on the floor, 6x6 squares, hope that stays in tack.  I used the same wainscoting in the bedroom, only difference is I made it, wont do that again!  But it is a least a year older that the bathroom and have not had any issues there either.  This video shows the paneling installed in both rooms, its not really about the bath room but discusses it, you may have already seen it, as I posted it earlier as an update.

http://youtu.be/BnvLS09yU4Q?list=UUxXnIREb0sbedL_D9gVwztg
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2014, 05:49:15 PM »

Scott, being the single HarleyMan type guy that you are why not a neutral color in there, like Black with and orange Bar and shield for contrast Wink
 
 
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2014, 05:54:09 PM »

Where did you get the toilet? I love the shelf.


I don't remember where I purchased, but this is the toilet....
http://www.thetford.com/HOME/Products/PermanentToilets/AriaDeluxeII/tabid/82/Default.aspx

We like the porcelain, the height, the elongated bowl, the push-button flush, etc.  ever fall in love with a toilet?  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2014, 06:24:11 PM »

Scott- We used plywood walls with paint, performed shower stall and tiled the floor.  Here are most of the details- http://www.herdofturtles.org/2013/03/28/planning-building-the-bathroom/

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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2014, 08:15:19 PM »

As done by previous owner.
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2014, 08:18:40 PM »

There are three parts to our bathroom walls.

1. One is the general bathroom area, which is basically done in finished plywood.

2. The wall goes up to a certain level, as you can see in the pictures, and then the stainless steel Formica® takes over from there up and becomes the ceiling.

3. And the third is the shower stall. For our shower walls, we used Sunlite® multi-wall polycarbonate paneling made by a company called Palram. My welder guy recommended this stuff. (He does a lot of repair and maintenance in some of the large factories in our city.) He claims this stuff will last for decades, even in direct sunlight.

See more info here:

http://www.palramamericas.com/sunlite
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2014, 08:25:09 PM »

The plywood paneling has been finished after these pictures. No more spots where the nails went in.

The shower pan was custom made for me by my welder friend. It is sunk into the floor (rear baggage compartment) enough so our 6' 2" full-grown son (father of the most awesome grandkids in the Milky Way Galaxy, bar none) can stand in it.
 
This is my carpenter friend Beto, for size on the toilet. Behind him you can see the change from paneling to the Formica®. To his left elbow is the shower stall.

The electrical switch behind Beto turns on the GE® electric water heater. The small black box attached to that is a remote thermometer to know when the water is hot. 
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2014, 08:30:00 PM »

This one gives you and idea what the finished paneling looks like.
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