View Full Version : Tiling floor - help

08-01-2007, 05:30 AM
OK, I just read the post about tiling under the flange. I am remodeling and putting in tile, on a cement slab floor, and this old house does not have pvc, it has the lead bend. Don't think I can do anything with it.

Sooo, am I going to have problems when I try to install my new ultramax toilets over these old flanges? Friends have told me to just tile up to the flange and not worry about it. They know about as much about plumbing as me, which is squat, so I am asking you experts for advice.

I don't know if this matters, but the tile I am going to use is a 1/4 inch thick porcelain tile.

This whole remodel deal is startin to get on my nerves.

08-01-2007, 05:36 AM
i think you already know the answers, from reading again and again the various threads.

on the one hand, and on the other hand... you could use a thicker wax ring or a waxless ring...

A thin tile doesn't raise the floor as much as a thick tile, and besides, I'm pretty sure there was some other floor covering like vinyl or lino before, wasnt't there? So when you factor it all in, the new floor will be __ millimeters or __ times 1/16th" higher level than before. Do the math and see how much new height you have.


08-01-2007, 10:07 AM
You can tile around the flange and use enough wax to seal with .
If the flange is lower than the finished floor, you can use either two wax rings, a thick ring, or the Waxless seal.

Either way, it's going to be a happening thing.

08-01-2007, 10:24 AM
There's also a flange extender-spacer kit by Oatey.

08-01-2007, 01:25 PM
is there an existing flange there or just lead? post some pictures.

08-01-2007, 01:56 PM
Yes, there is an existing flange there.

Thanks Terry, I will try & make it work. I'm picking up two Ultramaxs Friday morning. Was gonna go with a one piece Kohler Cimarron in the "light duty" bathroom, but thought, what the heck. $75 more, and if this forum is right, no worries ever from either bathroom.

I'm really glad I found this Forum. lots of good info. here.