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Old 02-08-2016, 10:46 AM   #1
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Flooring Before or After Bathtub


My husband and I are remodeling the bathroom. I'm trying to figure out if we put in the bathtub, then the floor, or the floor then the bathtub. I'm reading online that when people do ceramic tile, they put the bathtub in, then tile the ceramic up to the bathtub. That's fine. It looks fine.

But what about other flooring? We're thinking of using Allure, and I hate the look of quarter round. Everybody wants to use quarter round to hide stuff. I can't stand it. Should we put in the Allure first, and put the bathtub over it (it's a 3 piece bath/shower), or should we put the bathtub in first and put the Allure up to it? If so, is there another way to do it besides using quarter round?
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What type of tub?Fiberglass? Install the tub and then the flooring.No corner bead but a nice bead of caulk.Some tubs require a mud bed under them.
What kind of Allure for the flooring.The planks would be a bad idea IMHO.
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What type of tub?Fiberglass? Install the tub and then the flooring.No corner bead but a nice bead of caulk.Some tubs require a mud bed under them.
What kind of Allure for the flooring.The planks would be a bad idea IMHO.
Yes, a fiberglass tub. It's a 3 piece with the dome top.
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Is Allure laminate flooring? If so never use it in a wet area water will destroy it very fast. Ceramic or porcelin is the best. I agree with Mako caulk it.
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Is Allure laminate flooring? If so never use it in a wet area water will destroy it very fast. Ceramic or porcelin is the best. I agree with Mako caulk it.
No, Allure tile is floating vinyl. You just peel the tape off the edges and stick one to the other.

I don't want ceramic because I HATE grout. It gets dirty. I would be obsessive about it and clean it with a toothbrush every week. Ain't nobody got time for that...
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No, Allure tile is floating vinyl. You just peel the tape off the edges and stick one to the other.

I don't want ceramic because I HATE grout. It gets dirty. I would be obsessive about it and clean it with a toothbrush every week. Ain't nobody got time for that...
Ok I used that in my waiting room for my business. It holds up well and you can mop it. The only down side is it will scratch if you drag something like a chair across it. But since you're using it in your bath it will be fine. Good luck!
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Ya just be careful cutting it so you have a even 1/8" gap or less, Then caulk it with a color matched acrylic caulk using the tape method(youtube it).
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