spongy or soft floor if your home was built with a wooden floor truss system, the sub floor is usually made of plywood, which forms the actual floor of your home. if this material is subject to moisture or hidden leaks, the plywood will rot and the floor will start to feel soft or spongy in places.
a step by step video of how to repair the floor under your toilet, replace it, put new flooring, trim, set the toilet etc.
the floor under my toilet is getting soft. what would i need. installing the toilet, make sure when you set the wax ring, that it settles down onto the wax, squishing it at least one half inch. if you purchase a no seep jumbo wax ring kit with the bolt kit, you will be set. then..
step 1. remove the toilet. turn water off to the toilet by closing the valve on the water line behind it. disconnect the flex water line to the toilet at the valve. flush and plunge the water out of the toilet. unscrew nuts from the bolts at the bottom of the toilet with pliers or a wrench. if you can't turn them,
the toilet doesn't seem to wobble too much when secured to the floor with the no-wax seal. was going to try a single wax ring next. because the vinyl is loose around the flange, when there were two rings on it the wax pushed up under the flooring.
here is one method to replace the sub-floor plywood under a toilet. this is a typical repair if your toilet has leaked long enough to rot the sub floor.
remove the caps over the bolts at the base of the toilet and unscrew the nuts. remove the nuts and washers and pull the entire toilet up rocking it gently from side to side to break the seal underneath. now, mark off the floor in a square or a rectangle that takes in the spongy floor area.
what would cause my floor to be soft feeling and wet looking around my toilet? i'm having lots of plumbing issues. first i have Seven Trust flooring that is slowly coming up around my toilet and appears wet looking.
a spongy floor around the toilet is a strong indication that the subfloor has absorbed water. peel back the flooring around the fixture and you will likely discover swollen, discolored wood -- a
a toilet would actually never leak right onto the floor. if there is any leaking that occurs in a toilet, it would happen through the floor and not on the floor. toilets tend to leak below typically into a basement , and seeing cases where a toilet is actually leaking on to the floor is quite rare.
how to cut out rotted wood by a toilet flange. a leaky wax seal or a dripping water supply line can make the area around the toilet wet. these leaks and drips may go unnoticed, and, over time, moisture can be absorbed into the plywood subfloor around the toilet. this leads to rotting of the wood, making it soft and spongy.
dry rot in sub-floor around toilet. repair dry rot in the floor around toilet. because of leaky toilet seals, pest inspectors often find dry rot in the subflooring beneath the toilet area. cost to repair this type of damage will vary greatly depending on the extent of the damage and the type of flooring. in this case,
it's a victorian, and the upstairs bathroom has a rotted floor around the toilet. i haven't pulled up the floor to look yet but when i step on it, it's soft. i have to fix this all by myself, and have no idea how.
we recently undertook to solve a soft floor problem in our elderly travel trailer. a previous owner had let a toilet leak go to the point that an area of the plywood floor in the center of the bathroom finally developed dry rot.
the sub floor around the toilet is weak and moldy but not a total lost cause. the man doing the repair thinks he can lay dietra matt and save the sub floor. is this a good idea. we want it fixed properly.
the subfloor is the layer s of wood usually plywood laid on top of boards that rest on top of your floor joists that's under your tile or linoleum. diagram . in bathrooms, the part around the toilet is prone to getting rotten if the wax seal at the base of the toilet leaks.
the subfloor is the layer s of wood usually plywood laid on top of boards that rest on top of your floor joists that's under your tile or linoleum. . in bathrooms, the part around the toilet is prone to getting rotten if the wax seal at the base of the toilet leaks.
shimming a toilet - best way. discussion in 'toilet forum discussions' started by remodelingit, sep 16, they make soft plastic toilet shims just for this purpose. get 'em at your favorite big orange or blue box. i used my finger to smooth the seam and a wet sponge to finish and clean up the edges on the toilet base and floor.