Wonder if you can help. I hoping to remove an existing carpet from our bathroom and fit laminate flooring instead. There is a hardboard floor with a sink and toilet screwed into it, and the carpet is laid around these.
Now, I had thought I'd need to lift the toilet and sink and lay the laminate underneath? But I am worried that by the time I lift it over the new laminate and underlay it will be a good centimetre or so higher than where it is now and the exisiting plumbing and waste pipes will now longer line up.
Am I better to leave them where they are, cut the laminate to fit and hide the gap with sealant, or is this too much of a bodge job!! I have done a bit of DIY but only a bit!!
Unless you want to adjust the plumbing you probably have no alternative than to cut round the existing sanitary ware. Make a paper template of thebase of the units and transfer that to the laminate. Use a down cutting blade in your jigsaw and you won't splinter the surface of the laminate. Oh and yes a bead of silicone around the base when you've finished.
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