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countertops and new tile backsplash

I'm having new countertops put in my kitchen. I plan to tackle putting in a new subway tile backsplash.

my question is simple. Should I wait to have the countertop installed and then do the tile backsplash or would it be better to do the tile first and then install the countertop? thanks.

Re: countertops and new tile backsplash

Always install the counter first. Be sure to leave a 1/8" gap between the tiles and the counter, the tiles and the cabinets, the tiles and the adjoining wall, the tiles and the window sill. This gap gets filled with caulk.

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