Pedestal won't fit under sink after installing wood floor
(I previously put this in the Kitchen Forum by mistake)
We are installing wood floors over linoleum because it has asbestos underneath. We have a porcelain pedestal sink in a half-bath on which the pedestal exactly (and tightly) fits under the sink. The sink is attached to the wall but is too heavy for just the bracket it hangs on to hold it. The bracket used to hold a much lighter sink. My husband wants the wood installers to cut around the pedestal, but I think it would look terrible.
My questions are:
The floor installer said the 5/16" thickness of the floor should only make the sink not sit all the way down in the bracket but still be attached to the wall.The pedestal would still hold the weight. Does that sound reasonable?
How big a job would it be to move the bracket up 5/16" (not sure how thick the wood is). Could we just remove the bracket and put new bolts in the wall to hold the sink?
How much would a plumber charge to figure this out and do it? We can take out the sink, but would want an expert to put it back.