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Does toilet flange go on top of finished floor?
Last Updated: 4th March, 2020
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Then, can a toilet flange be too high?
When your toilet flange is too high, your toilet may leak water and rock back and forth when used. Both the leaking and the rocking can warp or break the floor. A leaking flange can also rot the subfloor and lead to the accumulation of mildew and mold.
One may also ask, can toilet flange be lower than floor? In a typical toilet installation, the floor flange that sits inside the drain opening below the toilet should be flush with the finished floor, or no more than 1/4 inch above or below the floor.
Considering this, how far off the floor should a toilet flange be?
The optimum toilet flange height is approximately ¼ inch above the floor to achieve the best seal and overall fit.
How do you raise the toilet flange after tiling the floor?
A better solution is to raise the height of the flange.
- Measure the distance from the top of the toilet flange to the top of the finished tile floor.
- Purchase a toilet flange extension ring thick enough to raise the toilet mounting surface so that it's approximately 1/4-inch above the level of the finished tile floor.