tiling ?

new room, no skirting yet and will be laying a tile floor...
do I lay the tiles then skirting on top or skirting first and tile up to it ?
Les
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Tiles first, then the skirting, then a smear of clear sealant between. Then you don't have to worry to much about a perfect edge finish on the tiles and the sealant stops the moisture from attacking the skirting to much. Remember, when you apply the sealant, to make nice straight edges with masking tape on the tiles and skirting, then when it cures off a bit and you peal the masking tape back, you don't have all that excess sealant all over the bits you didn't want it on.
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thanks BW... tiles it is then
Les
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in2minds wrote:

The tiles sit on top of the skirting so put that on first. If the skirting is dead level and at a suitable height it can be used as the horizontal batten. Otherwise fit a batten less than one whole tile height above the skirting, tile above this and fill bottom row afterwards. See the howto tiling leaflets all the shed seem to have.
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Alternatively you could attach the tiles to the floor instead of trying to get them to 'float' on top of the skirting, this is a floor he is tiling Bill ;-)
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