Doors or floors?

Old 10-30-05, 08:27 PM
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Doors or floors?

This was posted in the flooring section also...
I am in the process of remodeling my entryway. I need to replace the mid 60's trim, baseboards and flat panel doors.
I plan on installing taller baseboards and some 6-panel doors. I have removed 2 layers of vinyl tile and plan to install ceramic tile.
I have also removed a few doors, casing, closet doors and baseboard mouldings.

My question is... which do I istall first? Should I tile first? or install the prehung doors first?

It seems silly to install the doors first along with the door casing and base boards and then use a baseboard saw and trim the casing when I install the tile.

I have reseached the topic on the internet and found nothing with my problem.
Also, is there a way I can search certain topics in specific folders?
Old 10-31-05, 10:11 AM
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If it was me, I'd install the prehung doors first, then the tile, then the casing, then the baseboard. If you prefer, you could do the tile first and set the doors on top of the tile. The only drawback to that is that if the doorway opening isn't perfectly level, you'll need to cut one side of the door jamb shorter to level the head, since shimming the leg of the jamb up would leave an obvious ugly gap. Caulking around the bottom of door jamb legs is unattractive and should be avoided, in my opinion.

A tile guy will surely say to install the tile first, because it's easier for them that way. And that's fine, but whoever hangs the doors will have to get them nice and level, which is often difficult if there are grout joints and the tiles aren't perfect.

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