Installing Ditra around a toilet flange is a simple procedure that can be completed in a few hours. The first step is to remove the old flooring and trim around the toilet. The next step is to cut the Ditra mat to size and attach it to the subfloor with thinset mortar. Once the Ditra is in place, the toilet flange can be installed. Finally, the flooring can be reinstalled.
How To Installing Ditra Around Toilet Flange
There is no set way to install Ditra around a toilet flange. Some installers prefer to use a modified thinset mortar mix to affix the membrane directly to the flange, while others will simply place the membrane over the flange and attach it around the sides. In either case, it is important that the membrane is securely attached to the flange so that it does not move or pull up when weight is applied.
-Trowel -Plywood -Circular saw -Chisel -Hammer -Cordless drill -1 inch hole saw -Pipe wrench -Adjustable wrench -Screwdriver -Level
- Check that flange is level
- Add mortar to the flange, using a trowel set ditra on mortar, and press into place cut ditra using a sharp knife apply thin
- Remove toilet
– When installing Ditra around a toilet flange, you should take into account the fact that the flange may not be perfectly level. In this case, you can shim the Ditra to make up for any variations in height. – Make sure that the subfloor is clean and dry before installing the Ditra. – If you are using Schluter-KERDI-DRAIN to create a waterproofing membrane around the toilet flange,
Frequently Asked Questions
Should Toilet Flange Be Flush With Tile?
Yes, the toilet flange should be flush with the tile. This will ensure a proper seal and prevent water leakage.
Should Toilet Flange Be Flush With Finished Floor?
There is no definitive answer as to whether or not the toilet flange should be flush with the finished floor. Some professionals believe that it is better to have the flange protrude slightly above the floor so that it is easier to clean, while others maintain that having it flush with the floor creates a more seamless look. Ultimately, it is up to the individual homeowner to decide what they prefer.
How Do You Waterproof A Toilet Flange?
One way to waterproof a toilet flange is to use a watertight sealant, such as silicone caulk. Another option is to use a gasket made specifically for this purpose.
Taking Everything Into Account
The process of installing Ditra around a toilet flange is very similar to the standard installation process. The main difference is that you will need to cut a hole in the Ditra to accommodate the flange. Make sure that the hole is large enough to allow the flange to sit flush with the Ditra.