Asked on Jan 16, 2019

How to replace a toilet?



I have a leaky toilet that has ruined the tile flooring around it. I need to replace the toilet and the flooring (not the wooden underfloor, that is fine).What should be done first - the flooring or the toilet?

4 answers
  • Nancy Turner
    on Jan 16, 2019

    I would replace the flooring first, or you will have to take out the toilet to put flooring underneath it. It can be a hassle to try to go around the toilet with any flooring, much less get behind it to lay the flooring.

  • Kathy
    on Jan 16, 2019

    that you so much - that makes sense.

  • William
    on Jan 16, 2019

    I don't think you need to replace the toilet. if it leaked from underneath all you need is to replace the wax ring. Is the flooring ceramic tile of vinyl tile.? How was it ruined? Most of the time it can be cleaned up and/or reglued. A photo would help! Flooring needs to be done first after the toilet is removed.

  • Rymea
    on Jan 16, 2019

    Where is the leak coming from, under the toilet or from the tank? If it's coming from under the toilet then you need to replace the wax seal which is under the toilet. If it's coming from the tank it probably just needs a new seal in the tank. Either way you should take out the toilet, replace the flooring and re install the toilet with a new wax seal.

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