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Fitting ceramic tiles with kitchen units/appliances in place

Postby yorksvilla » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:30 pm

With kitchen units and appliances in place do I remove plinths and fit tiles underneath then replace plinths over tiles (probably reducing the height of the plinth as well) or do I fit tiles up to plinths and appliances. Or is there another way to do it?
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:35 am

Remove the plinths and any appliances and tile underneath. Make sure you have enough clearance to refit the appliances, cut plinths to fit.
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Postby macten » Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:59 pm

Do as you say for the plinths. With the appliances I would always remove, tile and replace.
If I absolutely had to tile upto the appliances (eg if the raised floor level meant the appliances would not fit back in - rare) then I always make sure the customer has a spare box of tiles as if you ever have to remove the appliance you will need to remove the tiles infront of the appliance which will need replacing.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:59 pm

also if you tile up to the appliances and not under them, it can be a real headache getting the appliances out if you need to as you will have a step in the way.

remove them, tile under then replace.
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