Friday, January 6, 2012

Caulking around the toilet

One word.
Do it. You won't regret it.
Because of the curve, I had to tear many short pieces of painter's tape and overlap them to keep the gap even.
Taping allows you to make this kind of mess.
Afterwards, just run your finger along the caulk in one smooth stroke.
Remove, the tape and - voila!
I chose to use caulk that matches the floor rather than the toilet. I think it's less visible than a white line would have been.
I was lucky to find the right color though. Not many choices in silocone out there.
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  1. This does look good, however, most home building professionals will tell you to never caulk around the base of the toilet. If the seal should leak, you will not know that you have water running onto your sub-flooring until it is too late. Just a thought...

  2. Hmmm...good point.

    The plumber who had originally installed the toilet caulked around it. Also, if I left the gap, water would leak in there every time someone showers and gets the floor wet, possibly ruining the floor.

  3. Nice job! Love that smooth line :)