Tile first or countertop first?

Old 02-18-07, 09:26 AM
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Tile first or countertop first?

I recently purchased a home that has beautiful kitchen cabinets and flooring. However, the previous owner did not replace the current countertop. I want to replace the countertops and tile the wall behind the counters. I have learned to tile and tackled a few other jobs throught the house with the tiling, and I am anxious to jump into the kitchen. However, should I wait until the countertops are installed before I tile the walls behind the counters?

Thanks for the input.
Old 02-18-07, 10:15 AM
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Yes. Normally counter top goes in 1st then tile the wall from the counter top up. Thats the way Ive seen it done.

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