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is sealing around the base of the toilet a good practice?

allure flooring tiles cut around the base of a toilet: can it trap water on the floor if the toilet bottom leaks? wouldnt this rot the floor
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Posted 2016-05-11T17:30:08+0000  by larf larf
Hi larf,

Typically, the wax ring would be replaced at the same time the floor is installed ... ensuring a water-tight seal between the toilet and the drain.

This allows you to trust that there will be no leak.

If you discover the toilet flange is damaged, replace it at that time.

This ensures the toilet will not rock or sway ... the source of water leaks when the sway crushes the wax ring into a non-sealing shape.

With this repair complete at the same time as the floor, there is no reason to fear a leak.

So, I would absolutely seal the edge between the toilet and floor using GE Silicone II.

This product cures to form a rubber moisture barrier.

Although some water-based caulks are labeled "Kitchen and Bath," steer away from these products in favor of rubber caulk.

The tell-tell sign of a water-based caulk can be found on the "Clean Up" line.

It will say, "Clean up with soap and water."

Water-based caulks will not survive as well as rubber caulks in a water environment.

Hope you new floor looks great!

Pat InPaint

Posted 2016-05-11T19:15:34+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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