How to Cut Vinyl Tile Around a Toilet

by Jane Melcher
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If you’re installing vinyl tile in your bathroom and are wondering how to cut vinyl tile around a toilet, this blog post is for you! We’ll show you step-by-step how to get a perfect cut every time.

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Are you thinking about installing vinyl tile in your bathroom but aren’t sure how to cut it around the toilet? Don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as you might think. With a little patience and the right tools, you can easily get the job done.

Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Measure the space around the toilet and mark where the vinyl tile will need to be cut.

2. Use a utility knife to score a line on the tile where it needs to be cut.

3. Place a piece of masking tape over the scored line to prevent the tile from cracking.

4. Use a wet saw to cut through the tile along the scored line.

5. Remove any excess adhesive from around the edges of the tile using a putty knife or similar tool.

6. Enjoy your newly installed vinyl tile!

Tools Needed

You will need a few tools to cut vinyl tile around a toilet:

-Tape measure
-Ruler or straight edge
-Marker or pencil
-Tiles (enough to cover the area)
-Utility knife

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Remove the toilet tank lid and set it aside.
2. Flush the toilet to empty the bowl, then use a sponge to remove any remaining water.
3. Turn off the water supply to the toilet by turning the knob located behind it clockwise until it stops.
4. Unscrew the nuts holding the toilet bowl to the floor using a wrench, then lift the bowl and set it aside.
5. Scrape away any old sealant or grout from around the base of the toilet using a putty knife.
6. Dry fit a piece of vinyl tile around the base of the toilet to see how it needs to be cut.
7. Use a pencil to mark where the tile needs to be cut, then remove the tile and set it aside.
8. Place the vinyl tile onto a cutting board or other stable surface, then use a sharp knife or utility knife to cut along your marked line.
9. Peel off any backing from your vinyl tile, then place it into position around the base of your toilet, making sure that it is even with the surrounding tiles.
10 Use a roller or other flat object to press down on your vinyl tile and secure it in place, then apply grout or sealant around its edges as needed


If you need to cut vinyl tile around a toilet, you have a few options. You can use a utility knife, a miter saw, or a vinyl tile cutter. Whichever method you choose, make sure to take your time and measure twice before cutting. With a little careful planning, you can cut vinyl tile around a toilet like a pro!

About the author

Jane Melcher

Jane is a stay-at-home small business mom. She makes more than her husband selling her creations on Etsy.


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