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Old September 2nd 04, 10:59 PM
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I'm putting ceramic tile on my basement slab. The walls are finished.

I'd hate to remove the baseboards. Can I slip the tile underneath the
baseboard? If so, should I leave space between the tile and drywall?

how are you going to get the baseboards to rise up to leave a space? did you
remove carpet from the slab already and have a space? will that space be
enough?

typically you want the tile under the baseboards. it doesn't matter if you
leave a space and tile and drywall, it isn't going to grow like wood would.
typical installation is to leave a grout line between the tile and
wallboard, but if you put the baseboards on top of the tile, no one will
ever see if you do that or not.

you could tile up to the baseboards, leaving a grout line between the last
tile and baseboard. in that case, then you must grout it or it'll look
silly.



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On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 14:59:39 -0700, Charles Spitzer wrote:


"Mike" wrote in message
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I'm putting ceramic tile on my basement slab. The walls are finished.

I'd hate to remove the baseboards. Can I slip the tile underneath the
baseboard? If so, should I leave space between the tile and drywall?

how are you going to get the baseboards to rise up to leave a space? did

you
remove carpet from the slab already and have a space? will that space be
enough?


Yes, I removed carpet from the slab. The tile I bought (only $0.50 a
square foot) is 1/4" thick. I believe the distance between the baseboard
and concrete is about 3/8" thick.


well, you'll have additional height from the thinset, but go right ahead
then. if you won't tell, i won't.




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