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Old 11-23-2008, 03:55 PM   #1
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Should I tile a new construction bathroom before I install the door and jamb? So that the tile would be underneath the door jamb? Or should the door jamb go in first so that the tile comes up to it flush?

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Old 11-23-2008, 05:42 PM   #2
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When you have the opportunity..tile first, jamb last.

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Old 11-24-2008, 09:02 AM   #3
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I just went through the process you are in now. We hung the doors first...but we used spacers as we hung them. Set your prehung doors on the spacers as you install it in the rough opening. The pull them out after the door is nailed up. You still may have to trim the jambs when you lay tile...but at least you shouldn't have to trim the bottom of your doors...
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:00 AM   #4
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Thanks for the great advice! I'll let u know how it turns out.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:31 PM   #5
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You still may have to trim the jambs when you lay tile...
Then what would be the point in that? Why chance splintering the door jambs if you don't have to?

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...but at least you shouldn't have to trim the bottom of your doors...
Shouldn't have to do that either, all interior doors are shorter than the jambs when they are new. They do that to allow for the floor covering materials.
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The pull them out after the door is nailed up. You still may have to trim the jambs when you lay tile.

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