Tiles or units first?

Postby ManSizedRooster » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:14 am

Hi All,

Which should come first? A freshly tiled kitchen floor, then the cabinetry, or cabinetry, then the floor? My concern with having the floor first is that when the cabinet maker fits the kitchen, I don't want to find that the plinth runs a few centimetres way from a grout line and that they're not perfectly perpendicular. Would this concern be negated by an irregular pattern rather than a grid pattern? Also, is it ok the lay tiles (probably Limestone or Basalt) onto and existing ceramic tile floor that has holes in it (from dropped objects) which I suspect are due to the ceramic tiles being laid on blobs of adhesive rather than adhesive that has been evenly spread?


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Simply Build It

Postby kbrownie » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:24 pm

Kitchen in first, to prevent damage to floor and so you can mark out your tiling area correctly. You can lay on top of tiles but be careful of the height difference regarding units and door openings etc...
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