But a bathroom with no toilet is not very useful so Charlie scraped the old caulk from the bottom of the toilet to prepare it to be returned to its place of honor.
First he sealed the space between the new floor and the flange with silicone sealant (caulk).
The only necessary purchase was a new wax ring kit that includes a new set of bolts, nuts and washers.
The wax ring is inserted into the hole.
While Charlie lifted the toilet over the hole I guided the bolts through the holes at each side of the base. Charlie sat backwards on the toilet and wiggled around to seal the toilet onto the wax ring.
Snug up the nuts being careful not to put them on too tight and risk cracking the porcelain.
Connect the water line and flush.
Do you do your own plumbing?