Wet hardwood floor under toilet

andreadegMarch 19, 2012


I'm replacing a toilet in a family bathroom which has red oak hardwood floors. Generally, the floor is in great condition. When I pulled out the old toilet I noticed a small wet spot under the toilet. The size of the wet spot is about 3 inches by 4 inches. The wood doesn't appear to be moldy, or rotting; just wet.

Q- do I need to replace this piece of wood before I install the new toilet? I'm hoping the answer is "no" becaue this will change from a DIY job to a professional job which I wasn't planning to spend money on.

Appreciate any advice.

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If the wood isn't rotted, you don't need to do anything. Just make sure the new toilet doesn't leak or else your wood floor will be damaged.

In general, it's not a good idea to have a wood floor in a bathroom because of the water and humidity.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 3:53PM
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Yeah, I know that folks don't like hardwood floors in a bathroom, but my house came with hardwood floors and they are very pretty so I'm keeping them.:-)

Thanks for the advice! (Breathing sigh of relief!)

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 7:25PM
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