Should I install backsplash or range hood first?

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Posted by: from Hamilton
6/9/2014 at 1:19:49 PM

I am installing new backsplash as well as range hood. I am thinking I should install the range hood first and then the backsplash, unless the backsplash should go all the way up under the cupboards behind the range hood.

Should I install backsplash or range hood first?

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Date/Time6/9/2014 at 3:01:30 PM

I always tile an extra row or 2 up past where the bottom of the hood/microwave will sit. Then install a couple up the sides of the boxes. That way the microwave will sit flat against the wall/tile. When you put the microwave up you will not end up with an awkward last row of tiles you either have to cut down or fill a large gap with grout or caulking!

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Date/Time6/9/2014 at 7:55:53 PM

You should put the tiles on first so you don't have to try and cut the tiles around the mounted fan.

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Robert from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time6/17/2014 at 6:00:20 PM

And when you replace the fan, the tiles wont be missing underneath causing you to redo the backsplash.

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