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Should plugmold or backsplash get installed first?

Posted by berardmr (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 11, 12 at 15:11

Sorry to repost, but I'm getting different opinions from different 'experts'. What's the best way to do this installation. Thanks.


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RE: Should plugmold or backsplash get installed first?

My backsplash was installed first. The plugmold is sitting on top of it. If I removed the plugmold, there would be a perfectly intact backsplash remaining.


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RE: Should plugmold or backsplash get installed first?

I am no expert but on the task lighting installation instructions for the angled plugmold they show a drawing with the backsplash directly below the bottom of the bar, not behind it. Therefore my answer is you can install the lighting first. I would protect it with frog tape while the tile work was being done.


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RE: Should plugmold or backsplash get installed first?

See, you already have conflicting answers here, too!


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RE: Should plugmold or backsplash get installed first?

My kitchen remodel is just finishing up (Thank goodness!) and
my plug mold was installed before the backsplash.

Abbey


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RE: Should plugmold or backsplash get installed first?

There's no right or wrong way. We chose to do the BS first. That's because our plugmold doesn't run the full length of our wall. It would take more effort, time and waste to cut tiles around the plugmold. By doing the BS first and layering the plugmold over it, the whole thing looks more cohesive. Plus it gets the plugmold a little more forward (1/4"), making it just a little more accessible.


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RE: Should plugmold or backsplash get installed first?

Our plug mold is connected to our cabinets, so would not matter.


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