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Unread 10-28-2011, 03:31 PM   #1
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small cracks, big problem

Had new tile floor in old bathroom, after plumber reinstalled toilet, I have two cracked tiles. Both cracks seem to orginate from the area of the hold down bolts for the toilet base. Plumber seems to feel it wasn't a problem caused by overtightening the bolts, that it was uneven tiles.

What I need is good ideas how to repair and prevent from cracking again?

Any help appreciated!
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Unread 10-28-2011, 04:12 PM   #2
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I would pull the toiet and make the tile setter replace them, I remove, tile floor and reinstall toilets frequently and have yet to crack tiles around the closet flange.

How has this floor been installed can you tell us more details about it?
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How to tell where to point the finger -

If the tiles didn't have the proper substrate ; CBU properly installed, tiles thinsetted down with enough thinset, then its the tile guys fault.

If the tiles were well installed, and the plumber used far too much force and a dull bit to drill through the tiles rushing the job, the bits of cracked tiles will be well stuck down.

The difference will be obvious when the tiles are removed and flipped over.

How were the tiles installed? what's under the tile exactly?
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Had new tile floor in old bathroom, after plumber reinstalled toilet, I have two cracked tiles.
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If the tiles were well installed, and the plumber used far too much force and a dull bit to drill through the tiles rushing the job, the bits of cracked tiles will be well stuck down.
Jeff, did the plumber install the toilet flange, or just install the toilet?

If he just reinstalled the toilet, I don't see why he'd be doing any drilling.
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