Let me start by saying that this is entirely my fault. We're redoing
our kitchen and we installed the cabinets that sit on the floor. I
shimmed and leveled them, screwed them into the wall and they're
sitting pretty. Well, we decided after all to install some new floors
over the existing peel-&-stick floors currently there. I screwed down
the hardibacking, spread the thinset, and laid down some nice white
12"x12" ceramic tiles.
Well, when it came to where we were putting the dishwasher, I figured I
would tile underneath it. Big mistake!!!!
I tried installing it this morning and it fits, but it's not level.
The top leans forward slightly indicating to me that the back is too
high. I checked it with the level, and sure enough, the back is high.
So, it's time to fix this mess. Should I simply chip away the tile in
the back until it sits level?
What's the best way of going about doing this? Am I going to crack
even more tiles than the ones in the back if I do this? Also, does it
need to be tiled in the back?
It's 12"x12" white ceramic tile, 1/8" grout lines, been dry for about a
week now. The countertop is screwed in secure, and we've tiled the
countertop along with the backsplash, so adjust the countertop height
is not an option. We can only dig down.
Thanks for your input, and yes, I'm an idiot.