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  1. kiteboy

    kiteboy Active Member

    Location:
    Swansea
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    Hi all

    Been stuck over christmas with the kitchen install - Howdens cabinets are now all in and plumbing ready to go / waste and water in place

    The only thing I haven't done is put the island curved corner posts on and the side panels to the island....this is because I will have to cut those to size and allow for a tile and adhesive which for me is a tiny bit of guess work - so I've held off doing it for now

    Oh and we couldn't tile before the kitchen went in as we cant move here so the cabinets had to go in

    We are waiting on quartz worktop - not ordered yet though - 30mm stuff

    What would you recommend doing next???..... Get the worktop people in to do their thing - then once they are done then tile afterwards - then put on the corner posts and panels

    But im guessing the worktop people would want a completed island before they template up things??

    Any recommendations would be great - just need a final push on

    My main thinking is that if we tile now before the island worktop goes on - we can adjust the island very slightly if needed if something doesn't quite line up
    If the worktops go on then we aint moving anything :)

    Thanks all
     
  2. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    remove the island, tile the floor, then put the island ontop of the tiles - you can thank me later.
     
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  3. kiteboy

    kiteboy Active Member

    Location:
    Swansea
    Oh hell no! Is that the best way then?? Seems a waste when we wont ever see the tiles under the island - however can be done no probs i suppose
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
  4. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    How big is the island....?
    There normally only a metre or 2..
     
  5. Bopster

    Bopster Active Member

    Location:
    Colchester
    Don’t bother removing island just decide where the island is wanted, temporary fit all posts/panels to island, cut them a few mm oversize and get quartz templated. Then remove and tile floor, now refit posts/panels cutting to desired height, quartz now on and connect sink, fit doors and trims
     
  6. kiteboy

    kiteboy Active Member

    Location:
    Swansea
    Island is 2.4 x 0.9m so no big deal if we have to remove nothing is permanently fixed at the moment

    I suppose it depend on the tilers preferences too maybe? - so will contact a couple to get a few quotes and check their availability too

    Thanks Bopster that sounds fine too thanks all
     
  7. widler

    widler Professional Tiler

    Location:
    England
    Remove the island, or tile around it if you want to make life hard, it’s easy enough to do, but much harder work that removing a few units
     
  8. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    cutting twice - creating work is not productive.
     
  9. Bopster

    Bopster Active Member

    Location:
    Colchester
    Maybe not but it sounded like he really didn’t want to remove island.
     
  10. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    Maybe because he doesn't understand why it is easier?
     
  11. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    just tile round it, lift it up if need and tile under end panels. To much hassle taking it right out,
     
  12. timeless john

    timeless john Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    We should start a poll!
     
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  13. Bopster

    Bopster Active Member

    Location:
    Colchester
    To tile under or around though lol
     
  14. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    5 mins to drag it in and out or an extra hour of cuts dust wet tiles lining them up levels if needed and if the island needs moving or changing the floor is good to when you tile it first

    Simples.
     
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  15. widler

    widler Professional Tiler

    Location:
    England
    What tom said, simple ways are the best, or fook about dry laying around it ,
     
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