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Old 07-11-16, 07:40 AM
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Baseboard moulding

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I am in the process of tiling my bathroom walls and have a which comes first question (chicken or egg?).

Should I tile to the floor and then add the baseboard directly to the tile or do I draw a line where the baseboard will be, tile to the line and then add the baseboard?

I wanted to base cove tiles, but don't know how to do the corners and honestly there has been enough issues with this bathroom and don't feel like thinking that hard on how to do the base cove tile.

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Old 07-11-16, 09:19 AM
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I'll let an expert give you a direct answer but having just been through that part of my remodel, I'll just add that I always assumed (or at least the way I would have done it) was put the flooring down, paint the base boards, then put it down after the flooring.

So, in interviewing painters & trim guys, I found that everyone has a different opinion on how it should be done. as it ended up, the trim guy put it down, the painters painted it (installed) & the flooring people put the flooring down (vinyl plank & ceramic tile) & the trim guy is coming tomorrow to put down the 1/4 round. Then the painter will come back, putty, touch up & paint the 1/4 round.

After talking to several experienced contractors & builders, I found that, apparently, there is no correct way to do it. It basically came down to what the painters preference was. The trim guy called the flooring people to see how much of a gap to leave so they could slide the plank & ceramic under the base boards. He took some shims the correct thickness (1/4" in this case for the vinyl plank & 1/2" for the ceramic I think) & installed the base boards on top of those shims & removed the shims.

Personally, if I had done it (& I am no contractor) for a personal project, I would have painted all molding & trim, installed the floor, then installed the base boards, 1/4 round if needed & then done touch up on 1/4 round. But, I was out numbered & most of the contractors agreed that it was the way they like to do it.

Base boards installed
Paint
Flooring installed
Primed 1/4 round installed
paint, putty & touch up 1/4 round

In the end, everyone has a different way that is easiest for them, yet all agree it can be done in any order.
 
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Thank you for the insight! However, I referring to the walls. I understand the floor situation...me, I would add the floor first! But I am asking about my walls. Should I tile up to the where the baseboards would be or tile to the floor and then add the boardboards on the tile. I think I have already made up my mind which way to go. Thanks again!
 
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Old 07-11-16, 04:22 PM
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It can depend on the type cove tiles you are planning on using. Some have rounded tops and can be applied directly to old tile (or new in your case), but some have a flat top and are used to bring your walls down to and on top of the cove. Do you have a preference?
 
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Old 07-12-16, 08:06 AM
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Actually not using the cove tile because trying to cut the corners would be too much work. I will try to remember to take a picture when I get home this evening. Thanks!
 
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