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Unread 02-05-2006, 12:56 PM   #1
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As always, thank you in advance for input! This one is not so much a technical question as it is a general practice question....

I am laying out a bathroom floor and intend on having a border (1) tile wide square with the walls. Inside I plan on a diagonal pattern. My question is concerning what is commonly done under the cabinet. I believe I prefer to have the pattern around the cabinet.

I have existing tile that I am laying the new tile over. It is in good shape and the subfloor is sound with little deflection. Should I even lay any tile under the vanity?

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Unread 02-05-2006, 12:59 PM   #2
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I like the look better of the vanity sitting ontop of the tile versus the tile cut to the vanity. Gives it a cleaner look. IMO
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I like the border to go around the cabinet, like the drawing on the right. If you need to take out the cabinet, then I would tile under it, other wise I'd tile around it.
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I like the border to go around the cabinet, like the drawing on the right. If you need to take out the cabinet, then I would tile under it, other wise I'd tile around it.
That was quick. Thanks for the input guys.

Since this is a new cabinet, I will make the pattern like the one on the right and just continue the square pattern underneath.

One additional technical question. I took out a knee wall and will be filling the 3 1/2" x 3' area with SLC before tiling. I will also extend out theslc to some other areas to ensure everything is flat. Should I put Redgard over the whole floor when done, or is there any need to do this?
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My bad, I didnt look at the pic carefully. I also like the right one with the border around the cabinet. I was just saying, I like the cabinet to sit on the floor, rather than having grout joints or time around the sides and toe kick. Put your border around the cabinet, but put tile under it, so it sits ontop of the tile.. You never know down the road, you might change cabinet sizes or go with a pedestal.
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