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Apr 14, 2013, 11:28 AM
Bathroom floors
We're going to install ceramic tile in the bathroom, replace the vinyl. The vinyl extends under the vanity. Do I need to remove the vanity to remove the vinyl? Or can I just leave the vinyl down and tile over it and right up next to the vanity? Thanks for the help with this!
Apr 14, 2013, 01:31 PM
You can do it either way and it will work, however it will be a more professional job if the vanity is removed. It's really not that difficult so I would consider it.

With a minimum of 1/4" thick backerboard and the thickness of the tile & thinset, you'll be adding about 5/8" to 3/4" to the height of the floor. This will raise the floor in relation to the height of the vanity, in effect lowering the vanity by that 3/4". Keeping the vanity in place will also mean more effort to cut and trim both the backerboard and the tile.

Unless you have more complications like a mirror sitting directly on the vanity top I would recommend removing the vanity first.

Apr 16, 2013, 06:51 PM
Thank you!
Apr 16, 2013, 10:08 PM
I agree, just remove the vanity unless it takes a lot more effort, and hassle, to do so.
May 23, 2013, 04:51 AM
Yes, better to remove the vanity!!!