I am tiling a bathroom - tiling over a concrete slab. The area round the
toilet flange is messy. The concrete is chipped from the tackless strips
and it's also higher than the rest of the floor. I pared it down as much as
I could but it was EXTREMELY difficult to make headway in this particular
area. There were a lot of composite bits in the cement making it very hard.
Which also probably explains why the floor was left in such an uneven
After my best efforts on the floor, the flange is higher on one side than
the other. Is it important that the tiling rises to exactly the same level
all around the flange? If so, can I rely on extra thick mortar to do this?
If the tiling should be at the same level all around the flange, should it
be level with the top of the flange, below it, or above it - or does it
BTW, is it normal to have parts of a slab foundation contain little chunks
of what look like pebbles and bits of marble. The concrete grinder was
struggling to make any impression in this section of the floor.