View Full Version : Toilet Flange Flush or 1/2" - what is better?

04-13-2007, 11:26 AM
Greetings All! New member here...

I have read several threads on toilet flange extenders and getting the correct height which seems to be 1/4" above the finished floor for the top of the flange. After tiling my floor, i added one flange extender to bring the top of the flange flush with the top of the tile. All of the extenders i see at the store add 1/2" height.

Am i better off remaining flush or should i add another 1/2" extender?



04-13-2007, 01:00 PM
1/2" may be too high to mount the toilet. The better thing would have been to install a new flange on top of the floor once you finished. You may need a thick wax ring to solve this, or consider one of the waxless seals. They use O-rings and a funnel which should reach down into the lowered flange. The wax rings with embedded funnels offer an extra path for leaks IMHO.

04-14-2007, 05:54 PM
Thanks Fellas, I'll try looking again for the 1/4" extender. I was planning on using a waxless seal also.