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Old 02-04-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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replacing vinyl flooring with thicker laminate.


Do I need to raise the toilet flange? If so how much? The new floor is approximately 1/4" above the top of the existing flange.

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replacing vinyl flooring with thicker laminate.


If the flooring is flush with the top of the flange then you can get a #10 wax ring. #10 is an extra-thick wax ring and you should be ok.

But if the flooring is taller than the flange hight thwn you may need to raise the flange to either flush with the flooring or place the flange ontop of the flooring.

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replacing vinyl flooring with thicker laminate.


Should not be installing laminite in a bathroom.
Reason being the toilets going to hold the floor down tight to the floor. Laminite needs to float, if not it pulls it's self apart at the seams.
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Should not be installing laminite in a bathroom.
Reason being the toilets going to hold the floor down tight to the floor. Laminite needs to float, if not it pulls it's self apart at the seams.
Have you actually seen this because I haven't.

I actually installed just like this and have never had an issue.

WIth proper spacing at the primeter of the room having such a small area confined souldn't be a problem with expansion and contraction of the flooring
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