Tile has Gap around Toilet

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by ecu pirate, May 5, 2007.

  1. ecu pirate

    ecu pirate New Member

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    Hi,
    I am in the process of tiling all 3 of my bathrooms, as there was carpet before (weird!). I started with my downstairs 1/2 bath since it is smallest. I got all the tiling done, and have begun to replace the pedestal sink (done) and the toilet. Upon installing the new toilet with a much thicker wax seal, there is about a 1/2" gap around the toilet base. I just placed in the tiles square around the flange. Here is a pic

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    What can I do short of putting in tiny pieces of tile around the flange?

    george
     
  2. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    If you don't want to add any more tile, you can either grout or caulk around the base of the toilet.
     
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks like you should pull the bowl and finish tiling.
    A set of nippers or wet saw should help here.
     
  5. ecu pirate

    ecu pirate New Member

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    i ended up putting down some more tile pieces and grouting, and it now looks good. however, the wax seal i bought didn't seem to provide a good seal the first time i tried to use it. i used a "fluidmaster" no-seep no. 3. what would be recommended to make up for the new slightly higher tile floor?
     
  6. Pewterpower

    Pewterpower New Member

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    A flange extender should suffice. It's like a giant washer that goes over the top of the flange to give it a little more height. If that still doesn't want to seat, try using two wax rings stacked together.
     
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