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Fit Radiator or Tile first?

Postby Heeber » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:32 pm

Hi folks,

redoing bathroom and am planning on replacing the existing radiator with a heated towel-rail type (will match BTU, etc).

I've never mounted one of these before, so (apart from the pipework to valves), is it better to fully tile the walls, then drill & mount the radiator - or should I mount the radiator first and tile around.

Many thanks,
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Simply Build It

Postby ALDA » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:57 pm

Tile first. Much neeter apperance. Less fiddly.
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Postby htg engineer » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:10 pm

It's best to tile first then fit towel rail later.

If it's a ladder type towel rail, you will be able to see the tiles behind - if there's all little cuts and patched bits around the brackets etc - it wont look very good.
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