porcelain tile around toliet not level
- completely gutted our bathroom
- everything new
- subfloor 1 1/4 inch CDX plywood
- 1/4 inch durock on top of vesabond mortar and screwed correctly
- redgard (leftover from shower / tub)
- 12 inch porcelain tiles set using flexbond mortar
- lines / gaps perfect and everything level
- used a short and long level the entire job
- vertical, horizontal, and diagonal
- tiles have been setting for two days
- installed new closet flange and it was sitting pretty
- proceeded to install toilet.
Um... oh-oh... Two tiles in front of the toilet dropped almost but not quite 1/8 of an inch. Just enough to make the toilet rock. I have heard about using plastic shims, however, I think the best thing to do would be to pull up the two problem tiles and set new ones in place. I mean, I've come this far. I would hate to do all that work and leave it like that.
The tiles didn't sag from anything other than me doing it.
The question: What would be the best approach to removing the tiles without destroying the durock underneath??
any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.
There is no way to know how the Durroc will survive---Just take your chances--remove the grout--smack and crack the tile and remove it---repair the Durroc if if is damaged---
Unless the tile looks real bad aesthetically ...shim the toilet and grout the gap with a flexable color matched grout. Will hold up just fine and u will probably never notice.
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