How to Install a Toilet Flange on a Tiled Floor


When installing a toilet flange on a tiled floor, the main concern should be that the flange sits at the proper height above the floor. Depending on the thickness of the tile, the flange may not reach the waste pipe. If that's the case, purchase a flange extension. In either case, installing a flange on a tiled floor can be done with relatively few tools.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • New flange with screws
  • Flange extension (if necessary)
  • Glue

Installing the flange

  • Place closet bolts in the flange with threads sticking up. Set nuts aside for when toilet is secured.

  • Place the flange on top of the waste pipe coming out of the floor. If the flange extends into the pipe and rests on the tile, an extension is not needed. If an extension is needed, place the extension in the pipe before placing the flange on top of the extension.

  • Secure the flange to the floor. Depending on the type of tile, the flange can be secured using screws, which is most common, or specialty glue. Screws usually come with the flange.

Tips & Warnings

  • Specialty glues are only used to secure flanges when there is a risk that screws would crack the tile.

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