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Old 09-12-2002, 02:09 PM   #1
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You guys helped me so much with my first problem, let me try another.
Me, or a hired pro, are going to tile the whole floor and put the Vanity/toilet on top.
Should I tile the whole wall and then attach the cabinet and lights or install cabinet and lights first and then tile up to them.
If I tile up to them do I use grout or silicone where they meet?

Before you ask: Cabinet is 5' wide 3' high
Light is 5' wide 1' high
Both are very heavy and I would rather install them before I tile.

Thanks again. (I wish I found a site like this when I was building my staircase and railings)
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Old 09-12-2002, 02:13 PM   #2
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If you plan to never replace the fixtures, just butt up and caulk.

Never is a long time, maybe you'll get tired of the tile first!

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Old 09-12-2002, 05:12 PM   #3
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Hi Steve,

In new construction, the cabinet (if it's built on site) would be there before the tile setter got to the room. If it's a pre-built (manufactured), the tile would be on the wall before the cabinet installer got there.

It's your choice, man.
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Old 09-12-2002, 05:42 PM   #4
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Tile Lasts Longer Than Cheapo Vanities

Your tile will last longer than the wooden vanity. I'd tile the whole floor then install the built-ins. Makes it easier to remodel the bath later, when your color is out of style.
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Old 09-12-2002, 07:22 PM   #5
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I would definetly install both items after tiling. It makes for a nicer job and any changes that need to be made wont involve replacing tile. Like Scooter says you will probably change a vanity or a fixture way before you would change the tile.

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