Asked by: Rutilio Kaltschmitt
asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th June, 2020

How secure is a toilet to the floor?

Your wobbly toilet may be moving because the mounting bolts that hold it down have nothing to grab onto anymore. You might think your loose toilet bowl is held down to the floor by a couple bolts. While this is true, you should know that the bolts don't go directly to the floor. Instead, they secure to a toilet flange.

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Regarding this, can you silicone a toilet to the floor?

Today the method most commonly used by plumbers to fix a toilet pan to the floor is with clear sanitary grade silicone. The purpose of the soap and water solution is to avoid the excess silicone sticking to the floor and also your fingers as you carefully remove the excess silicone.

how do you secure a toilet to the floor without screws? To fix the toilet down, squirt a generous amount of the Sikaflex adhesive under the gap. Use the whole tube and go all the way around the bottom of the pan. Gently remove the packing pieces trying not to disturb the toilet position.

Secondly, do you need to bolt a toilet to the floor?

The flange should be fastened to the floor. Dry fit the toilet to make sure it doesn't rock. If it does rock, use shims to prevent rocking - just tightening the bolts probably will not stop the rocking but will risk cracking the toilet or breaking the flange. We would usually screw it down during the rough in.

How do I fix the gap between my toilet and floor?

Try a clear caulk. Also, you can apply bleach or toilet cleaner to white caulk to brighten it. Be sure to mop afterwards.

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