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Old 07-07-2013, 10:05 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 07-08-2013, 05:17 AM   #2
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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---


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Old 08-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
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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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