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Should i box in pipes before laying vinyl flooring

I'm about to lay vinyl flooring and box in pipes in the bathroom. Should I lay the floor against the wall and then construct the piping over the vinyl flooring? This would mean that I have to screw battens to the vinyl and through to the floor. Or should I construct the boxing first, attaching the battens directly to the floor and start laying the vinyl against the surface of the boxing (rather than the wall)?

2 Answers from MyBuilder Flooring Fitters

Yes and no, this depends on how you are laying the vinyl if flat lay, It doesn't matter. If capped & coved build boxing first.


Answered 23rd Aug 2015

Hi I have done lots of work like this and I would lay Lino and then box in the pipes as you will not have to worry about cutting around the boxing area
Hence a easy tidy finish


Answered 23rd Aug 2015

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