They both seem right Which one is righter?
June 24, 2012 8:42 AM Subscribe
Sink first or tile first?
posted by pdb to home & garden (11 answers total)
We are replacing the linoleum in our house with tile, and we're starting with my bathroom. Part of the renovation of the bathroom also involves removing the vanity that's in there now and replacing it with a pedestal sink, and I don't know whether to tile first and then put the base of the sink down, or whether to put the base down then tile around it (the water pipes are in the wall, so the base is basically free-standing).
I have read that both are OK, and I keep seeing quotes like "chicken or egg situation" - so I come to the hivemind to get some actual experience-based information. Which way should I go? Tiling the whole floor first would be easier, probably, because it would involve less cuts, but I don't know which is the preferred way if there is one. Help?