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Old 02-07-2018, 01:51 PM   #1
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Leveling Bathroom Vanity using shims - OK for long term?


I'm putting in a new bathroom vanity in my rental unit and I leveled it using wood shims. It's perfectly level, but is this actually OK to do? Bathroom can have water spills on the wood or just general moisture from humidity.

Unsure if I should paint the shims with BIN for protection? Using some sort of plastic shim/spacer?
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Now you are over thinking it. You can buy plastic shims if you are really worried about it.
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Forget painting shims, put a bead of caulk around the base of the cabinet. If the gap is too big maybe molding is in order, then caulk around that.
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Thanks guys! Glued them together and i'll be running some caulk at the end
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If the vanity is going on top of a finished floor where you would otherwise see the shims, you can also scribe (cut) the bottom of the vanity to match the floor, rather than using shims.
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If the vanity is going on top of a finished floor where you would otherwise see the shims, you can also scribe (cut) the bottom of the vanity to match the floor, rather than using shims.


Yea, I have watched Norm on TOH trim cabinet bases, but does anyone really do that? Very few I would guess, but it is a option.
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You do it when you have to. For example a bathroom that is already tiled gets a slightly larger vanity. It has to sit on top of the tile, so if the floor is out of level, it's a good move to cut the vanity rather than shim it. Same goes for vanities with legs that sit on tile.
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