Which Comes First - New Flooring or New Doors


Old 10-08-12, 09:43 AM
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Which Comes First - New Flooring or New Doors

We are planning on replacing a foyer vinyl floor on a concrete slab in a split level home using porcelin tile. We are also planning on some new doors. Our door installer told us to replace the floor THEN the do the door project (new front door, interior basement door, and a interior fire safety door opening to the garage. The doors will open "in" over the foyer floor.
The floor contractor indicated that we should 1st replace the doors
THEN do the door project, the opposite of what the door contractor indicated.

Which is the right approach. I'm inclined to 1st do the floor with the new porcelien tile then do the door project. Any needed door/sill Height adjustments etc would be performed as part of the door project .

Your ideas would be appreciated - thank you
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Old 10-08-12, 10:15 AM
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Doesn't really matter but the extra height of the floor needs to be taken into account for the doors, so I would do the floor first.
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I would do the doors first..a few reasons..since they're outside doors, a membrane or flashing should be installed under the new door sills, its easier to adjust the doors or shim because of a uneven floor, thresholds are different sizes and widths, cut the tile to them. Either way you could do it, i just threw out a few thoughts.
Old 10-08-12, 01:28 PM
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You can go ahead and put the doors in first, just do not install any of the door casing. You want the casing to sit on top of the floor for a more finished look. The entry door should go in first anyway as the tile is cut up to the threshold. If your interior doors are split jamb, you may want to wait until after the floor is in. You will have the option of cutting them to fit your new floors.
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Another vote for doors first here.

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Thanks team

Appreciate the "team" taking the time to help me out.

Thanks !!

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