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Question DetailsAsked on 5/13/2014

I need to purchase and have installed kitchen floor tile in an older home. The room has cast iron baseboards.

I want someone who knows about installing tile in my kitchen with cast iron baseboards. I do not want someone saying they have to cut the baseboards in order for the tile to fit correctly under the end caps.

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Any tile contractor should be able to handle this to your satisfaction.

I am not sure if you are saying cast iron decorative baseboard trim, or cast iron baseboard heaters like the second picture in this link -

If baseboard trim, they can be removed and reinstalled slightly higher after the tile is in, or if you are willing to conceal part of it, you could run bullnose tile to it.

If you mean baseboard heaters, you have 3 choices - if the housing for the baseboard has enough free play in it (commonly do), then just shim the feet up and slip the tile in under the feet, with coutouts for the pipes. Secondly, if not enough free play, have a plumber extend the piping a bit to raise them for about $50-75/baseboard (about $150 minimum charge) so the tile can run fully under the feet. Thirdly, just run the tile to the baseboard heater feet and cut in around it, the same as you would around a pedestal basin or toilet- like this -

Caulking at the interface because it willmove with heating and cooling, so grout would break out rapidly.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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