10-29-2007, 09:22 PM
Looks like the wax seal didn't, probably because the flange was lower than the floor. There was standing water around the flange. From what I can see around the flange, there's the top layer of vinyl stickyback tiles, a sheet of luan, old vinyl (possibly original, ~1978) and I can't really tell what's under that - but it's soft around the edges. This bathroom is on the second floor. Directly under the toilet is the HVAC duct work, so I'm pretty sure I can't take a look from underneath. I'm concerned about poking and prodding too much, as I don't know if the (possibly original) vinyl floor contains asbestos. The floor doesn't feel weak, but it does have a vinyl/luan sandwhich on top of it. Any advice on how to determine if I should leave the floor as is, start pulling layers of flooring to see how it looks, or other ideas?