Should Tile be Installed on Bathroom Floor prior to Toilet and Vanity Installation

Planning a Bathroom Remodeling Project and Don’t Know where to Start?

By Mark J. Donovan

From an installation standpoint and from a homeowner standpoint it is better to install the tile before installing the toilet and sink/vanity when doing a Bathroom Remodeling project. You will get a much cleaner look and the installation job will be much easier (not having to cut around the toilet and vanity areas).

Also, later on if you need or want to change the toilet or vanity you don’t need to find replacements with the same footprint or have to redo your tile area to fit the new footprint(s).

Planning a custom ceramic tile shower and don’t know where to begin? See below.

For information on installing a shower pan membrane liner for a ceramic tile shower, see the Shower Pan Membrane Liner Installation Ebook from  The Shower Pan Membrane Liner EBook will quickly teach you the step-by-step process for installing the shower pan membrane liner correctly. It includes instructions on framing the shower stall, pouring the pre-slope and shower base mortar, and installing the shower pan membrane liner.

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See my “How to Tile a Custom Ceramic Tile Shower” Ebook to learn how to tile your own shower:  For a detailed set of instructions on tiling a shower floor and walls, including pictures for every step in the process, see my “How to Tile Custom Ceramic Tile Shower Ebook”.

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