Can Avaire Tiles be installed in a bathroom?
Yes. Avaire is ideal for any indoor environment such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, etc. Avaire should not, however, be installed in higher moisture areas such as shower pans and saunas.
How do I cut Avaire around the toilet flange?
When cutting around the toilet flange, use a 4" angle grinder with a diamond blade designed for cutting porcelain tile. Be sure to follow all safety rules.
What is the best way to cut around a vent?
If more than one tile is involved, you should be able tomeasure and mark your tiles easily, cutting with a wet saw. If, however, the required cut falls inside a tile and you canâ€™t cut from the edges, you must make a "plunge-cut."
I am installing Avaire in my bathroom. Do I need to remove the toilet or can I cut around it?
The toilet will need to be removed before installing Avaire. It is important to leave an expansion and fill the area around the flange with sealant before resetting the toilet.
I'm installing the Avaire flooring system in my bathroom. Do I need to fill in the 1/4" gap along the perimeter?
Yes. Since a bathroom is a higher moisture area, the perimeter should be filled with a quality silicon sealant to guard against water getting under the floor.
Iâ€™m installing Avaire in my bathroom. Do I need to fill in the gap along the edge of the bathtub?
Yes. This should be filled with a quality silicon sealant to guard against water getting under the floor.
My toilet overflowed, I'm not sure if water got under my Avaire floor, what should I do?
Once the water is cleaned up make sure the toilet is in good working condition. Remove the base or quarter round and check to see if the water to any edges not sealed, if so leave trim off to help subfloor dry. Mold usually doesnâ€™t result from an event like a toilet overflowing, it usually needs a persistent water source to grow mold.