A bath remodel (actually two baths) is in the planning stage. A couple of questions. The toilet sits on subfloor surrounded by carpet (builder thought carpeted bath would be nice. Yuk!). Once ceramic tile is installed will I need to raise the flange level with the tiled floor? Am assuming yes. Is it possible to remove the old or do I use an insert of some type to level with new floor? Also, we would like to have the new shower without using a pan, simply have floor level with the rest of the bath. Not sure I am up to that but would be interested in how it is done before deciding. Any information or suggestions on websites that could help would be appreciated.

Thanks for any/all help.