Bathroom remodel - order of operations

Old 02-22-08, 10:09 AM
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Bathroom remodel - order of operations

My question concerns tiling the floor and installing new vanity. Should the floor be tiled first, and then set the new vanity down on top of the tile? Or should the vanity be installed first, then tile around it? I'm thinking about the first approach since I wouldn't have to worry about cutting tile and forming a clean grout line at the base of the vanity, but wondering how others would do this and what are the pros and cons of the two options?

Old 02-22-08, 10:18 AM
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I'd say, "Tile first." The tile will last forever, but you may want or need to replace the vanity, and perhaps the replacement won't fit in the same location you left open in the tile. Tiling first may eliminate a number of cuts.(Cuts that show, anyway)

Tiling first eliminates the possibility of chipping the cut edges when you tip in the new vanity. If you should have a water leak, the tile will offer your subfloor some measure of protection.

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It really doesn't matter which is done first but Connie makes a good point on doing the floor first.

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