How to go around a toilet when laying linleum

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  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 03, 2017
    most of the time you take the toilet up and out, then lay the flooring, then reinstall the toilet.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 03, 2017
    You don't go AROUND it... take the toilet out and lay the linoleum... cut out linoleum for the toilet drain and re-set the toilet. (use a new wax ring)... it will be much easier and will give you a much better finished look.

  • Ken Ken on Dec 03, 2017
    I much prefer to remove the toilet. Two nuts at the bottom and unscrew the water supply after you remove all of the water from the toilet. You will need a new wax ring but they only cost around $5. That way you don't need to be terribly precise in cutting and you can identify and replace any of the parts, like that supply line, that were close to failing.

  • Remove the toilet, lay flooring, purchase a new wax ring, reseat on new wax ring and replace the toilet.

  • Angel Angel on Dec 03, 2017
    Make a paper pattern out of newspaper. Only two bolts hold toilet to floor (usually covered with white knobs). Loosen and lift gently and place linoleum under. Enjoy.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Dec 03, 2017
    Use a piece that would cover the floor and when you get to the toilet, roll it up to front of the toilet or lay it out flat in front of the toilet, bottom side up, keep in mind the linoleum the part around the toilet is not glued. The rest of the floor is glued by now. The linoleum is then slit right in front of the center of the toilet and lay it around each side. As you place it against the toilet on each side press it against it and cut it with a utility knife and fit it around to make cuts as you go to fit it. You will be making cuts to lay it flat so you end up with many pieces up in the air. THEN trim it to fit, pull it back up to apply glue, and glue it down. Trim any remaining pieces off to smooth it right up against the toilet.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Dec 03, 2017
    Keep in mind to use clear silicone rubber and seal the crack all the way around the toilet bowl to the floor.