This post is part of a series about bathroom remodeling as well as part of a sub-series on toilets (yes, toilets!). To access either of the lead posts please select one of the links below.
You may think that for every bathroom in every home the distance from the toilet drain (it is called the flange) to the back wall is the same everywhere.
This is not the case. This is referred to as the rough in distance and it is the distance from the center of the flange (the drain) to the back wall.
While most bathrooms have a rough in distance of 12 inches, some have a rough in distance of 10 inches.
This matters because if your rough in distance is on the shorter side, some toilets you desire for your remodel may not be available to you.
However, when doing a full remodel, you can move the flange as needed. If the flange is cast iron it’s a bit of a job to do so, but it can be done.
For this idea of matching your choice of toilet to your rough in distance there are not advantages and disadvantages per se, but we have seen homeowners not know this detail and buy toilets that would not fit.
What’s important is that you know. and allow that knowledge to influence your decisions.
The Solera Group provides expert bathroom remodeling services in the greater San Jose metro area.
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