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Old 12-29-08, 10:48 AM
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Floor tiles

I am trying to find out how many floor tiles I need to buy. Do I need to tile under the stove, refridgerator and dishwasher?
 
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What type of tiles? vinyl? ceramic?

Under the refridgerator is almost always done. Stove and dish washer is optional although you might should add plywood for it to set on if you don't tile - that will make the units easier to remove if/when needed.
 
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I will be using 12x12 ceramic tile. If I tile under the diswasher, dont I have to watch for height clearance under the countertop?
 
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Just make sure your dishwasher has the adjustable legs. Most do.
 
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Is it not a good idea to lay down ceramic floor tiles before the cabinets get installed? Looking at the specifications I can see the the depth of the toe kick area. Maybe I can lay the near the cabs latter?
 
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It's your choise whether or not to install the tiles before cabinets. I would tile the whole kitchen first, then install the cabinets on top.
 
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You mean tile even under the cabinets? Isn't it a waste of tile and labor?
 
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If you have the extra tile, it's not really a waste. It won't take too much longer to install it either. It's really up to you, either way is fine.
 
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i, also, would tile under everything. if you have expensive tile, just get cheap tile to go under things.
 
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or you can lay tile a few inches under the cabinets and then plywood the rest.
 
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