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HoustonRemodeler
Re: Tile before or after installing cabinets

If they aren't fit to work over a finished floor they shouldn't be on the jobsite in the first place!

Amen,

Its also easier to measure for the fridge and upper cabinets if you have a finished floor.

A. Spruce
Re: Tile before or after installing cabinets
Mastercarpentry wrote:

Now that the full picture is seen, doesn't it make you wonder why anyone would want to tile after the cabinets are in if they can do it first? it may be that there is a 50/50 'opinion' on this, but half of those people are simply wrong and now you know why!:D

You are such a trouble maker! :D:D

Mastercarpentry
Re: Tile before or after installing cabinets
A. Spruce wrote:

You are such a trouble maker! :D:D

Why, THANK YOU ;) One must have something to do to stave off boredom I guess :rolleyes: When opinions on "best methods" are varied, it either indicates that someone is biased to one side or the other (ie a tiler or a cabinet installer) or that they haven't thought deeply enough. The biggest gripe I have with people in the building trades is that most of them see only their own job- and not how it will affect other trades or the rest of the project.

A farmer once told me that if the cows were laying down it meant rain, but if they were standing it wouldn't rain. I asked him "What if half are standing and half are laying down" He smiled and said "That means half the cows are stupid!"

A. Spruce
Re: Tile before or after installing cabinets
Mastercarpentry wrote:

A farmer once told me that if the cows were laying down it meant rain, but if they were standing it wouldn't rain. I asked him "What if half are standing and half are laying down" He smiled and said "That means half the cows are stupid!"

Ah, yes, but which half?:D

dj1
Re: Tile before or after installing cabinets

Allow me to make a huge contribution here:

If the farmer wishes rain, the cows standing up are stupid.

But if he wishes no rain, then the cows sitting down are stupid.

:confused:

A. Spruce
Re: Tile before or after installing cabinets

I see a flaw with MasterCarpentry's analogy. Cows aren't stupid, sheep on the other hand ...:eek::rolleyes:

:D:D

havanagranite
Re: Tile before or after installing cabinets

I install cabinets in new houses (yes there are a few still being built) as well as remodels. I personally prefer to do it when the tile is in first for two reasons one I don't have to do any build up only level with shims. second if they ever replace the cabinets and change the design of the kitchen the tile doesn't have to be replaced. on the other hand some people are very dollar concious and don't want to spend money on tile that is totally burried. and if a sink leaks with the tile all the way under the cabinet if they don't notice the leak and fix the leak it really doesn't matter if the tile goes all the way back or not the floor will still get rotted out. I have repaird kitchens both ways in the last month alone, so that part isn't a real factor. keep in mind there is always more then one way to skin a cat and it doesn't matter as long as the cat gets skinned. (unless of course you are the cat)

dj1
Re: Tile before or after installing cabinets

When I tile first, with the cabinets out, I use left over or cut tiles under where the new cabinet will rest and level them with the rest of the field tiles. Just set them in thinset.

This way I don't waste new tiles and I find a good use for the cut pieces. And when I place the cabinets on top of them, you can't tell. In the dishwasher slot I make sure the dishwasher legs don't run into them, but rest on top of them.

It's functional and it looks good.

Mastercarpentry
Re: Tile before or after installing cabinets
A. Spruce wrote:

I see a flaw with MasterCarpentry's analogy. Cows aren't stupid, sheep on the other hand ...:eek::rolleyes:

:D:D

Always remember- Sheep tell lies
I can't retell that joke here, but if you know it :D As to which half of the cows are stupid, it's always that half yonder or the other half. See how easy it is to always be smarrt lyke eye iz? :rolleyes:

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