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Old 06-27-2007, 10:42 AM   #1
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...is it standard practice in new construction to tile AFTER placing base cabinets? In my remodels, I have always removed cabinets etc and tiled the entire floor. That allows someone to change cabinets or repair a damaged cabinet without having to locate and piece in tile. It seems logical. However, I noticed in my new home, the base cabinets are in and there is no tile down. Obviously they are going to tile around it all. Seems all the extra cuts outweigh the extra tile cost. Thoughts?

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Old 06-27-2007, 11:20 AM   #2
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Pretty common. Tile under stuff the is not permenate. Ie Stove, Fridge.

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Old 06-27-2007, 12:58 PM   #3
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I've seen it done both ways....I would say that you're right about extra tile being more efficient than cutting.

I can think of a couple reasons why we'd set the cabs first. The tile may be back ordered or delayed, or the there's a schedule conflict with the flooring contractor. Not usually the first choice, but the GC may have made the decision to move forward rather than letting the tile disrupt the entire schedule.

There could well be other explainations, I personally prefer to have the flooring installed before the cabinets. Grouting into them isn't unheard of, so I wouldn't worry too much. You also wouldn't be out of bounds to ask the GC.
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Old 06-30-2007, 03:07 PM   #4
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We always tile under the cabinets. The cost is pretty minor in the scope of a project, and it will be geatly appreciated one day when the cabs are changed. By the time you figure the cost of building up under the cabs to the tile level, and the cost of all the tile cuts, it is probably actually cheaper.
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Another case of opinions vary...we set the cabs and then tile. Of course, with acid stained concrete and scored floors becoming popular, we may be doing a lot less tiling.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:33 AM   #6
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We always put the cabs in first that way we get a nice clean tight finish and we do not have to worry about uneven floors.

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