I'll be buying a "basement" apartment in Anchorage Alaska soon and will be gutting the place and laying down tiles throughout. basement in quotes since I only have to take 3 steps down from ground level. I havent decided if I'll use ceramic or travertine yet. I have never done any serious home repair before-so I have to start with the questions somewhere. should I lay the tile first and then come in with the big kitchen appliances/tubs etc or should those big pieces go in first and lay the tile around? I'm assuming I'll be working off of a concrete (I'll have to check on that)
also do I have to do anything special because of the cold of Alaska?
I'm sure more questions will come in the future. should be fun to see how much damage I can do.