Hello all. I have been DIY refurbishing my kitchen and powder room.
My home was built in 1963 - like a tank, actually. My powder room had linoleum that was made to be flush with terrazzo tiles in the hallway with the use of a 3/4 inch plywood spacer board screwed onto the sub floor.
Monday I removed the toilet and most of the 3/4" spacer board in preparation for marble tile install, but I'm a little stumped about what to do with the toilet flange. I thought I would remove it, but as you can see in the image I have layers:
what appears to be lead pipe bent over the toilet flange
3/4" plywood spacer
The new backer board and tile will bring me almost exactly to original floor height. Is it OK for me to cut around the flange, tile around it, and leave it layered as is?
Also, can I re-install my toilet myself or should I get a pro? I can't bear the idea of getting sanitary stuff wrong... Ooh, one last question - any advice on removing residual wax/cleaning flange before re-install?
Many thanks for your input.