Discuss Whats With The Plumber in the Tiling Forum at Tilers Forum; 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 ...
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
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..
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.
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
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.
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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