Correct Way to Install Tile Around Toilet Flange

Old 05-01-18, 07:06 PM
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Correct Way to Install Tile Around Toilet Flange

I am in the process of installing porcelain tile on a bathroom floor. I will be replacing the old corroded flange with a two piece replacement flange. Which is correct, should the tile go under the soon to be replaced flange or tile around the flange and attach the flange to the sub floor making it lower than the new tile?
Old 05-01-18, 07:10 PM
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It goes around the flange and you get a toilet flange extension to bring the top of the flange up to the tile height.
Old 05-02-18, 03:28 AM
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Ideally the flange should be level with flooring. However up to 1/4 above or below should be OK.
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Tile around and use a thicker wax ring or stacked multiple rings. Depending how much lower, may need longer screws. Dry fit the toilet over the screws first. When you install the toilet, make sure it hits wax first, toilet floats a little and you need to apply force to squish the wax for a good seal.

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