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    I am installing a new toilet onto a new sheet of compressed cement. Should the toilet be installed onto the cement sheet and tiled around OR the toilet installed over the top of the tiles?

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    Hi Dane,
    I'd tile first and then the new pan can just be siliconed to the tiles. Much easier than trying to cut tiles around the pan and it will end up at better finished height.
    Cheers, Ned

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    Yep, agree with Ned, pan on tiles.

    No major problem if you update the pan later too.
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    yep pan on tiles, old way was to leave a tile out under the toilet to allow mortar bed to bond to subfloor.

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    Cheers guys,

    I was thinking of putting it down on the concrete because it means i can line up the waste through the wall easier but didnt like the sound of cutting all those tiles to fit around the seat.

    With the seat over the tiles, what tile height should i use to make sure the hole in the wall is at the right height?

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    All new homes have tiles under toilet, I suspect they will be putting them under other fixtures in the near future.
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    You will find that a pan will come loose if bedded straight onto the FC sheeting so yes, on top of the tiles.
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    No one has mentioned that if the pan needs to be replaced down the track, you would be swearing if they were not on top of the tiles as then you would need to find a replacement toilet with the exact same shape.
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    So it is legal just to silicone a pan down. I always thought they had to be on a cement bed.
    How much silicone do you use./ A heap as if you were cementing or just on the mounting surface.
    Do you still screw them down.

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    just silicone under the bottom of the pan, screw the pan down if you like, also.

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