My mum has arthritis of the knees, so when we bought our house and did it up,
one of the things we did was to raise toilets about 2 inches by building them on
a simple plywood (layered) pedestal.
The wood was bare but after 6 years mopping/cleaning/water it has started to
"suffer", and needs replacing.
What I would like to do is replace the pedestal with a solid white plastic
block. The advantage of this is that it would last longer, is easier to clean,
and isn't troubled by the odd splash of water.
What I want is about 300mm wide, 450m long and 50mm high.
I would undo the toilet base floor screws (these go into the existing wood
pedestal), remove the toilet, remove the pedestal, clean up/repair/level floor
board, fix the plastic pedestal to the floor, and refix the toilet with the base
screws going into and through the pedestal to secure the base. I might fashion a
recess to match the toilet base shape so it sits in the block with a raised side
perimeter so as to avoid any slight lateral movement.
The trouble I am having is finding a suitable plastic block. Most craft plastic
blocks are too small. Where can I source this?
To replace with wood would be easier to source, but then I have to worry about
sealing it. Advice on how best to do this would also be appreciated.