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jongoody2000 02-25-2013 01:03 PM

Tiling a Kitchen and Installing a Breakfast Bar
I am looking to replace all flooring, cabinets and counter tops in my kitchen. I want to install tile on the floor and and a new raised breakfast bar off the new cabinets. I need to know if I should install the new cabinets and frame for the breakfast bar over the new tile, or if I should install backerboard, install the cabinets and frame out the breakfast bar THEN install the tile. My thought is that in the future, I or the next home owner may decide to change the tile before the cabinets. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

JazMan 02-25-2013 04:06 PM

I would install the cabinets first then install the concrete backer and tiles. You might want/need to add a plywood underlayment before any of this though. How about the joists? How old is the house? Method of installation, specific products? Who's doing the work?


brockmiera 02-25-2013 04:15 PM

Definitely do all of your framing before laying any tile. You will want to secure your half wall to the floor joists and there really isn't a good way to do it once your tiles are in place.

cleveman 02-25-2013 10:10 PM

Put in your floor, then put your cabinets on the floor.

Same way with the walls. Build the walls, put up the wall coverings, then hang your cabinets.

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