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05-02-2012 04:09 AM

Topic tags/keywords: floor bathroom remodel question

While this isn’t exactly a woodworking question, I’m sure several of my LJ friends have done this and can therefore guide me. Da little woman wants a bathroom makeover. I’ve Painted, run wiring, added lighting, outlets, and switches. I’ve pulled out the sink and cabinet and will be pulling the toilet soon. We will be replacing a new cabinet and toilet. My questions is… when I lay down a new lanolium floor, should I have the toilet and cabinet in place or not? Are there pro/cons about either?

Thank you

-- Harold

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 04:15 AM

You’ll definitely want the stool out or you’ll have to put a seam in your flooring. When I’ve done sheet flooring in a bathroom, I just cut around the toilet flange, install the bolts and reset the toilet. When/If you ever replace the flooring, it’s a five minute job to take up the toilet.

I would leave the vanity in. It’s easy enough to cut the flooring to run up to the it and put in a piece of base to cover the edge.

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 06:03 AM

I did two bathrooms in my house. One with vinyl floor and the other with snap lock wood flooring. I felt the easiest by far was to put the floors down with no toilet and no vanity. Less chance for mistakes and a much cleaner look. Good luck…....................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 11:54 AM

What redryder said.
You never know if you are going to replace either the vanity or toilet and keep the flooring, so best to do the whole floor if possible with nothing in there.

-- ~Julie~

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 12:07 PM

When I did my kitchen floor I did the whole thing first before I put any cabinets in, it’s the smartest way to go. If something changes or you need to replace something you could have a problem if you go around these things. Just my 2 cents

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 05-03-2012 03:44 AM

Thanks guys (and gal) for the info. Now the wife and I will head to the store and check out flooring.

-- Harold

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