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    shaunykieron
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    I been asked to tile a full bathroom floor and all , so i went to view, its a nice

    empty shell at the moment, any how the plumber was there so while talking to

    the customer about starting i said well once the plumber puts the bath in i can

    make a start, the plumber then said no mate you tile the floor first so i can then

    put my bath in and get the bath panel correct, i said i do the floor last once the

    walls are all done, he then said well thats not how they do it on sites.

    have i gone backing mad or is this plumber right, if so then i may hang up my

    trowel

    shaun ..........

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    well i suppose either way wouldn't matter...
    i've just started out myself so will be watching this thread with interest....(now i'm guessing some of the lads will think it's extra money for you tiling that area...lol)

    thinking about it though.... if there's any problem with the plumbing in the future it would be quite difficult to get to the pipes after you tiled it ...errrm i would go with putting the bath in first deffo
    lets see if i'm right ...lol
    steve

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    well i've always done it that way, see all the plumber was worried about was

    making sure is bath panel fitted, said its easy to do with the tiles already down my

    argument was time for tile to set solid so i could start using my ladders to reach

    with it having high wall, also the danger if something i.e. even a tile drops then its

    going to damage the floor . i think hes talking out of his hoop

    shaun ....

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    As long as he has the tile you are fixing then it should be no probs to fit the bath first...you just have to have any sub-floor you are putting down, installed first then he can take the tiles thickness and allow for adhesive..no probs..do it this way all the time with the plumber i use and never have any rpobs....good luck ....dave..

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    Default Re: Whats With The Plumber

    The only time I have tiled a floor before the bath going on was when the bath was a free standing bath, so you could see right underneath it as these don't come with panels. But for normal baths attached to the wall and with panels, bath gets fitted first then the tiles.

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    Default Re: Whats With The Plumber

    Ive been on a few sites recently, Bath and shower trays in frist. Tile a bitty under the bath and tile to the shower. Most plumbers on private jobs are the same, seems you have a right one but if he insists then explain to the client the extra cost of tiles and your area because he is thinking of the pannel. Let the customer decide! Good luck

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    Bath in first all day long - feet have to be screwed to floor under bath.To get the panel right the feet can be adjusted to suit.Sounds like a bengal lancer(chancer) - probably looking to nick away and blame you .Waste of tiles under bath as well.

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    i've been tiling for nearly six years on and off sites,hotels and where ever my walls have allways gone on first then the floor so bath and shower trays must be fitted first unless free standing. so tell the plumber to grow up and read his instruction manual

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    bath first unless free standing..as dh says take the thickness of ply, tile and addy and allow for it in the set up...simple really....Mark.

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    Seems to me he was using you as an excuse to get of to anoyher job!
    In over thirty years cant recall tiling before bath. Just dont make sense.

    It would be great to do the wall tiling before the bath goes in...save on insurance claims! thakfully only damaged two.

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