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    • marc81
    • By marc81 16th Mar 17, 12:40 PM
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    Replacing Tile around Toilet
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    Replacing Tile around Toilet 16th Mar 17 at 12:40 PM
    I have a floor tile in the bathroom which has cracked and some of the grout has come out so its pretty wobbly. I'm going to replace it but one of the corners is cut away quite a bit to fit around the toilet. What's the best way to sort this without spending a lot on tools... would tile nibblers be ok for a big cutout? Will I need adhesive AND grout? I've not tiled before but reasonably handy.

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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 16th Mar 17, 1:04 PM
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    If you're handy, could you not take the toilet out temporarily and tile underneath? It saves tile cutting, looks better and is easier to clean, imo.
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    A diamond blade in an angle grinder would be fairly inexpensive (if you already have a grinder). Failing that, you can get diamond/carbide blades for coping saws - Long slow job by hand though...

    It is also possible to get tubs of pre-mixed adhesive/grout which saves having to buy big bags of both.
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    • marc81
    • By marc81 16th Mar 17, 2:16 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 2:16 PM
    Thanks for the replies.

    I might look in to removing the toilet, I've just done that much work on the house over the past month or so that I just wanted to do a reasonably quick job and as the current tile doesn't go under the toilet it saves me doing more than one. I know what you mean though it'd be neater and saves cutting.

    I'll look in to the ready mixed adhesive and grout.

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    • 27cool
    • By 27cool 16th Mar 17, 3:19 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 3:19 PM
    Put the toilet on top of the tiles, every time.
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