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mj12 04-09-2013 05:51 PM

New toilet old linoleum
I need a strip of linoleum about 16 inches by 6 inches. Can I cut a strip from behind the fridge? It was professionally installed 10 years ago. Looks like it is really on the floor tight. Could I possibly match something from the big box? Open to suggestions.

Seattle2k 04-09-2013 06:09 PM

You might be able to pull up a piece from behind the fridge. It will likely be difficult though. I doubt the big box stores or anyone else for that matter are going to have anything to match 10 yr old vinyl/lino.

joecaption 04-09-2013 06:11 PM

What are you really trying to do with that small a piece?

mj12 04-09-2013 10:27 PM

Set a toilet and the base of the bowl is smaller than the old toilet. It was an old American Standard toilet from the 70's and now is a new Mansfield toilet. In the back there is a small strip where the bowl will not cover. I can get a picture next week sometime. I am guessing on the size I need exactly.

joecaption 04-10-2013 08:26 AM

Someone cut around the base of the toilet instead of removing the toilet and cutting around the flange!:eek:

jeffnc 04-10-2013 10:24 AM

My first reaction would be to go with a toilet base plate to cover. Trying to patch in linoleum can be difficult, and if not gotten exactly right, the sight of it will always bug you.

mj12 04-10-2013 12:09 PM

Yeah, someone cut a corner. Too bad I could not call the guy I had do the floor and ask him why he was so cheap and lazy. I am wondering how it would look if I had to tile a 3 foot by 3 foot area of the floor and tie it into the linoleum. Quarter inch backer board, quarter inch tile would be a big bump in the floor.

jeffnc 04-10-2013 12:45 PM

Again, a hack that will probably look weird.

Use a toilet base plate.

Or redo the floor with new linoleum. How hard can that be?

Or if you're thinking of tile, then just tile the whole floor for cryin out loud!

sam floor 04-10-2013 12:53 PM

If it's to be temporary, use peel and stick on the whole floor. Just be aware that it won't last very long. Maybe a few months.

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