Tile last, just make sure you have the room from tile to base
cabinet counter top to fit your dishwasher in. I can't tell you how
many times the tile guys tile into the dishwasher opening and guess
what dishwasher would not fit. If questionable have them leave the
front tiles out or you will never get it in. If you install the
dishwasher before tiling, if it ever goes bad you may have to
remove the front tiles to get it out.
"You can lead them to LINUX
but you can\'t make them THINK"
Picture this: you've installed the cabinets, and an under-counter dishwasher,
before tiling. It's three years later. Your dishwasher needs service or
replacement. But there's a half-inch-thick lip of ceramic tile that it won't
Which way do you think is better?
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
That's the exact reason for adjustable legs on dishwashers.
For general updating a room, flooring is the first to go besides painting.
Could you imagine someone attempting to change a tile floor with cabinets
sitting on them?
BTW, all new construction in this area, flooring is the last material
installed, besides a shoe mold.
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