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when tiling a bathroom do you put the bath in first then tile or tile then put bath in
6 Answers from MyBuilder Tilers
Hi, the bath is always installed before tiling as you need to seal the bath to the wall using silicone before tiling, then again after tiling. The reason for installing the bath first is once you've tiled and sealed the bath again any water that runs down the tiles hits the top of the bath and runs into the bath. Where as if you installed the bath after tiling any water could run straight down the walls behind the bath if the silicone failed. Another reason is if your walls are not flat and the corner isn't a perfect 90 degree then you may need to recess the bath into the wall slightly so there are no gaps around the edge on the bath.
Hope this helps!
Answered 27th Nov 2016
Hi! I hope this helps.
If you are having a bath fitted, tiling will always be done once the bath has been fitted and the plumbing is complete. This is the case whether it’s a wall-fitted, corner, freestanding or shower bath.
Answered 27th Nov 2016
Hi yes the bath will be fitted before the tiles so the tiles can over lip the bath then the water would drip into the bath rather then on the floor
Answered 28th Nov 2016
I would recommend fitting the first then silicone around it with clear silicone before tiling down onto the bath and then silicone again with a colour to match your grout or bath which ever you think will tight in best.
Answered 16th Feb 2017
Newmarket • Member since 21 Mar 2015 • 162 jobs, 99% positive feedback
When putting the bath in first before tiling the plumber /bath fitter should always seal the bath in with clear silicone. But it needs to be levelled off once put in to the bath hight because if it isn't then the tiler has to dig/cut the silicone out to get the tiles level. Thus rendering the silicone useless. It then has to be done again by the tiler wasting time as it will have to set. Hope this helps Chris
Answered 6th Mar 2017
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