New Toilet Overhangs Existing Platform

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by boomer70, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. boomer70

    boomer70 New Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    We're replacing our toilet (as part of a bathroom remodel), and there is a rectangular marble platform that sits on the floor, under the toilet. The platofrm is underneath the closet flange, so we can't remove it. The original toilet fit inside the perimeter of the platform, but the new one overhangs it slightly. Because of this, we can't seal off around the perimeter of the new toilet to the platform. Is this an issue? If so, is there a simple solution to address this? Thanks for your help.
  2. geniescience

    geniescience Homeowner

    Nov 27, 2005
    humid summers hot, humid winters cold
    grinder to fit

    should i understand that the new toilet is too big or different shape to fit inside an "insert" space? IF so, then anyone handy with a grinder can cut the marble to fit your new toilet. Makes marble dust.

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  4. boomer70

    boomer70 New Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    Thanks, geniescience . Yes, the shape of the new toilet at its bottom is too big to fit inside the marble insert. The toilet therefore overhangs it. However, if we cut the marble, then the toilet will overhang the insert even more. We would need to add material to the marble, not take it away.

    But even if it overhangs, is this a functional issue?

    Thanks again for your help. A forum like this makes life so much easier.
  5. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

    Jun 12, 2006
    If it just overhangs a little, I would fill the space with the right size piece of plywood or even some foam backer rod and then caulk around the base of the toilet.
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