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Old 10-30-2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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I'm part way through the remodel , new tub, tub surround and floor tiles are done. I'm looking to change the vanity to a double sink so I'm looking into the plumbing issues now. The vanity sits in an alcove and the one I'm looking at has the correct size top for the alcove but the vanity will have about a one inch gap on both sides. Is there certain style vanities that look better in alcoves?



I plan on using leftover floor tile as a wall base trim. How should I tile around the baseboard heater and door trim.
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Filler strips are used to fill in those gaps.
Go look at your kitchen cabinets, most will have spaces so the faces of the cabinets meet the walls or to move a cabinet over so it will clear another cabinets door or pull handle.
Base tiles would be started at the door casing so your cut would be in the corner.
No picture of your baseboard heater but most often you just tile up to it and use caulking not grout where it meets the heater.
Also use mathing caulk where the casing and inside corner is.

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How should I tile around the baseboard heater and door trim.
Whatever you use for grout spacing, on most tile I like 3/16" but that changes with tile and preference.
I just stop the tile short of the trim so it has same spacing. same with base board heater.
With the heater I give extra room so you can remove the cover if needed.
I then run a 2" wide blue painters tape 1/4" above the tile baseboard and grout from the tape to the tile. Would be the same on ending tile before it reaches the heater, Just give the tile same finished edge going to floor and leave a 1/4" free space to remove cover.
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Thanks guys

Both the vanity top and vanity have a cove type profile at the top so would that profile need to be cut into the filler strip so there is no gap?
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