Replacing a vanity

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Posted by: from St. John's
5/17/2011 at 7:53:56 PM

I am replacing a vanity in a house I purchased a year ago. The new vanity is smaller then the one I have removed. There was no tile under the old vanity. Is there some form of platform I could have made to place on top of the space and then put the vanity on?

Vanity is black cabinetry with white top.


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Date/Time5/19/2011 at 5:36:33 PM


There will be some movement you have to raise the entire vanity. I assume you mean that when you put the new top in you find a gap between the vanity top and the tile backsplash. If it is less then 1/4" than you should just caulk it. If it is more then 1/4" but less then 1/2" then you can use something like a 1/4" paneling installed to the top of the cabinet before the vanity top goes on. you can get panel pieces at your local home improvement store. If the gap is more then 1/2" then someone should have a look. The fix can still be simple but it may take some expertise.


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Date/Time5/26/2011 at 12:06:26 PM

Hi Tina,

The best thing to do would be to try and match the tiles you have down in the bathroom with something new and then place your vanity on top of the tiles. It might take removing a few of the tiles that were previously cut to fit up to the old vanity, but once they are off and you are placing the new tiles up against a factory edge of a tile, you can just install the new tiles. These tiles don't have to match the existing tiles ether. You could put down black tiles to match the vanity, or get creative and find a colour scheme that works for your bathroom. If it works out when the old tiles are removed, your new tiles would look like they were meant to frame in the vanity under it. I have done this on many occasions, with great looking results.

Hope this helps,

Bill Clawsie

Clawsie Contracting


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