When remodeling your bathroom, installation of new flooring
is often a priority. In many cases, the new flooring is installed on top of the old flooring.
Problem: Higher Floor
Adding another layer of flooring raised the total height of the floor. Even if it is a one-for-one replacement, chances are good that the floor may be higher.
As soon as you attempt to re-install the toilet on this newer, higher floor, you may find that there is leakage at the very bottom because the seal isn't tight.
Flange Extender Bridges Distance
The solution is easy: get a flange extender from your local hardware store. This easy-to-install, inexpensive item ensures a tight seal at the bottom if your new surface will stand half an inch or higher above the existing toilet flange. Simply caulk in with silicone sealer (or rubber gasket, if the package comes with one) and you're done!