I bought my first house a couple of months ago, and instantly made arrangements with Lowes to have the ugly vinyl kitchen floor replaced with a beautiful ceramic tile floor. I was a new homeowner. I could DO stuff with this house. I was upgrading. I was psyched.
Now, as the install date looms, I’m getting nervous. They’re going to install cement board and then tile on top of that. This will add about an inch to the floor height in the kitchen. I am tentatively relaxed about the appliances, because I know that they have little adjustable feet that will make them still-okay with this extra inch. My real worry is about the woodwork.
The cabinets are just going to be tiled around, I understand and accept that. But what about the baseboards? Is he going to tile up my baseboards, or is he going to take them off, tile, and then put them back on? And what about that one airflow register that is attached vertically to the bottom of one cabinet? It’s going to get partway tiled over.
Nervous nervous nervous, and wondering if there’s no way to get a satisfactory tile job if you don’t do it from the very start, before the rest of the kitchen is put together.