Bathroom tiling

Old 09-26-02, 01:16 PM
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Question Bathroom tiling

I am a advanced handyman, and I have did very many tile jobs. But this I haven't done.
The question I have is that I am tiling a "half Bath". What is the correct way to install the tile near the toilet? Should the toilet be removed and the tile installed underneath, or cut the tile around the toilet? Or is it a matter of preference?
Old 09-26-02, 01:28 PM
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I've seen it done both ways. My preference is to remove the toilet and install tile underneath. It seems neater. It will also make it easier if you need to remove or replace the toilet in the future.

With the additional height due to the tile, you may need to install a flange extender. It's a ring that compensates for the height of the tile. Also be sure to install a wax gasket. Sounds like a fun job !

Old 09-26-02, 01:40 PM
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I would agree - the best way to handle the job is to remove the toilet and tile under it - even if it means having to screw with the flange. If you tiled up to the toilet and in a year or two had a problem with the toilet that required replacement what do you think the chances are you will get one to fit the hole exactly? Then, what do you think the chances are you will find the exact same tile to fill in the voids. Better to take a little extra time now.

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