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    Default tiles or skirting boards first?

    I am having a new room built on a concrete slab.

    I am going to tile the floor myself.

    Should I get the builder to leave the skirting boards, and do the tiles first?

    Or should I tile up to them?

    Thanks

    Mark

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    I would tile first
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    I skirted then tiled, though the skirting was a large profile. Have you tiled before? It's harder to hide the gaps if you tiles aren't 100% perfect when wacking skirting over the top.

    Another option is to tile, then trim the bottom of the skirting so that it has a 15 or so degree angle on it so the 'sharp' end is on the face, makes it a little easier to hide gaps atop uneven floors/tiling.

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