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08:06PM | 05/29/04
Member Since: 05/28/04
2 lifetime posts
Pulling up vinyl flooring in both bathrooms, going back with 13 x 13 porcelain tile.

Should I pull up the toilet and tile toward the toilet flange? Or just cut the tile to fit against the toilet?

I'm concerned that if we DON'T tile up to flange, one day I'll need to change the toilet and we'll NEVER find a new toilet with the same footprint as the old one.

ALSO, I'm concerned that if we do tile up to the toilet flange, then the toilet may not properly butt up to the flange (even with the wax ring, I'm just not sure)

Any opinions or experience, I appreciate!





07:44AM | 06/10/04
Member Since: 06/09/04
16 lifetime posts
By all means you will need to tile under the toilet. If you do not, and the wax ring ever leaks, it will follow the gaps left under tiles adn grout to the walls and ruin a lot.

You will also need to pick up a flange adapter to raise the height for the tile floor, they are available at home centers.



02:01PM | 08/04/15
You have to tile up to the flange. I used the Toilet Flange Tile Guide and saved a whole bunch of time and aggravation because it forms a bond right around the flange and protects the sub-floor, but the very best part was I DIDN'T HAVE TO CUT TILES IN A CIRCLE CUT! Straight cuts only, floor protection, and never worry about the type or size of any future toilets.
Toilet flange tile guide


06:25AM | 08/05/15
thanks but you 11 yrs late on this one lol


10:57AM | 08/11/18
So what if it's 11 years late? The information is still useful.


06:32AM | 08/14/18
Member Since: 08/14/18
1 lifetime posts
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Yes, you can use the tile under the toilet. it helps to prevent slab leakage.


01:37PM | 03/28/20
And it helped me!!!! Glad you posted!


03:26PM | 06/09/20
Thank you for the advice. It will be helping me very much. Beginner here. and all the help is useful. Not all needed at the time given, but put in the How To Book for later use. I really appreciate you so much. KM


03:57AM | 02/22/21
Just about to pull toilet but now gonna look for tile guide

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