Tiling to Vanity

ctkathyMay 8, 2013

Would you normally tile a wall and then install a vanity or install the vanity and tile to the vanity? Would it matter if the bathroom was a very upscale master bath or a more budget installation? (this is a built-in look)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Tile the whole wall behind the vanity. If you want/need to replace the vanity in the future, you don't want a hole that may be an odd size to fill. Same reason you run the floor tile under the vanity.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 8:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It is more the side of the vanity I'm concerned about than the back. I have a window on the side and I'm tiling under the window and then it runs into the vanity and I think it looks better to have the tile on the wall before the vanity is placed.

Just to be clear, you are saying to tile backspash all the way down to the floor behind the cabinet? I'm guessing you would recommend tiling the side walls also before placing vanity?

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 8:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

If I had a vanity, and only had a backsplash to tile, I'd install the vanity, then the counter, then the backsplash. If I had the wall tiled, either a wainscot or a full wall, I'd tile first then the vanity, regardless if it was the side or back of the vanity.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 4:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

What enduring said.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 6:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I agree to tile behind the vanity. I am planning our upcoming bath remodel and this is how I am thinking about the tile and the vanity: the vanity I put in now meets today's needs. There may come a day when I need wheelchair access and the vanity may be too much in the way. In my case, the sink I am using can then be hung on the wall. Others may find that they might want different changes down the road. By tiling the floor and the wall, you retain the ability to make changes to the bathroom. Get a smaller vanity and add a bidet; get a larger vanity with room to do a diaper change - there are a world of possibilities.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 7:59PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Where to place/plan for grab bars
We are remodeling our hall bathroom (and kitchen)....
Trying to Match.....
I am trying to match a set of Dornbracht Madison lav....
Patricia Kuehne
mother of pearl tile
I'm thinking of doing my master bath with mother of...
Finishing touches – Towel Ring location, need opinions
Hello. My bathroom is starting to come together and...
Which Tile Color for DH's "Manly" Bathroom?
The vanity/sink is the only thing we've done so far....
Sponsored Products
Kichler Traditional Bath Vanity Light
Bayfield 4Lt Bath/Wall Chrome Satin Etched Gl
Sample-nexus Mont Blanc Mini Glass Tile Sample
$2.99 | TileBar
Justice Design Group WGL-8702 - Aero 2 Light Bath Bar - Oval Shade - Brushed Nic
$290.00 | Hayneedle
19" Diamond Patterned Oval Copper Sink
Signature Hardware
SomerTile 11 x 9.75-inch Casablanca Thalia Porcelain Mosaic Tile (Pack of 10)
Maxim Swizzle 18" Wide Polished Chrome Bath Light
Lamps Plus
Avanity VERMONT-VS48-MA 48'' Mahogany Vanity Bundle
Blue Bath
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™