Installing A Toilet In Your Bathroom: What You Need To Know

A toilet is an important fixture in any home, and if you need to install one in your bathroom, there are a few things you should be aware of. Read on to learn the basics of toilet installation and equip yourself with the knowledge you need to have a successful installation.

Tools and Supplies Needed

Before you begin, you will need the following tools and supplies:
  • Flange
  • Mounting bolts
  • Washers
  • Nuts
  • Hex wrench
  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Caulk

Step-by-Step Instructions

Start by placing the flange over the hole in the floor where the toilet will be installed. Use the mounting bolts to attach the flange to the floor and make sure it is securely fastened. Next, place the washers, nuts, and hex wrench onto the mounting bolts.

Using a drill, pre-drill holes around the flange so you will be able to attach the toilet. Insert the mounting bolts through the holes and use the hex wrench to tighten them securely. Place the toilet over the bolts and gently lower it until it is in place.

Using a hammer, tap the toilet into place and make sure it is level before securing it with the nuts and washers. Finally, fill in any gaps around the toilet with caulk to ensure that the seal is watertight.


Installing a toilet is a relatively simple process if you know what you're doing. With the right tools and supplies, a little bit of knowledge, and some patience, anyone can successfully install a toilet in their bathroom.