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drkate
backsplash

When installing new kitchen cabinets, does one apply the tile to the backsplash before installing the cabinets? or after the cabinets are in place?

HoustonRemodeler
Re: backsplash

Tile after the cabinets and counter are in place. Be sure to leave a 1/8" gap between the tile and the counter, the tile and the walls, the tile and the cabinets, the tile and any wood trim.... you get the idea.

dj1
Re: backsplash

Like Houston said, and the reason fot it is: If you mount the cabinets after the tile, they will be the width of the backsplash away from the wall.

Nademan
Re: backsplash

Like they said ^^^

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