Tiling bathroom floor help

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Jibbs, 7 Jun 2012.

  1. Jibbs

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    Hello all
    Looking to tile my bathroom floor and was wondering with regards to the toilet, sink and bath. Should i remove and tile or should i tile around?

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    Remove and tile under. Tiling round it looks crap and is a pain to cut the tiles. Also depending on the style of toilet it can sometimes mean the toilet can then not come out without breaking the tiles.

    I always remove everything and then tile - event the skirting boards. Costs more and takes longer but looks better.
     
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    Yep, whip-out the bog and tile under, however, take note (BEFORE you remove the bog) of soil pipe/bog pan spigot height from floor. Why? The floor height will be increased by the thickness of the tiles/adhesive (and any ply you may lay) and so the bog spigot may not line-up with the soil pipe through any wall. This can be overcome by using an offset WC pan connector. If your soil pipe socket is in the floor your existing WC pan connector may be long enough to accommodated the extra height if not then fit a longer one.

    Also note position/height of water supply pipe to cistern as this plumbing may need a slight alteration to accommodate the extra height. Tip: it is sometimes easier, rather than trying to add in a short bit of copper to make up the height difference, to cut the supply pipe and exchange for a stainless flexy complete with a service valve.
     
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    Yeah as i was reading the last sentence an image of a flexi popped up in my mind. Sad i know but .... hey
    Thanks for everyones input

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