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Is this normal? Cabinet/Backsplash install

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:43 am
by Axel2801
We hired a contractor for our kitchen but are doing our own bathroom.

The contractor installed the wall cabinets directly on concrete and the base cabinets on top of ungrouted tile.

The contractor has cut pieces of drywall and adhered them to the exposed parts of the concrete that the backsplash will go onto. Is this normal? The drywall is not blue drywall and about 1/2 inch think. It covers part of the quartz counter top, the outlets sink in slightly (since they are behind the drywall).

Re: Is this normal? Cabinet/Backsplash install

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:32 am
by Shannon
Nope, I would say this is a hack job unfortunately. Cabinets sitting on un grouted tile is no big deal but why not drywall the wall before installing cabinets?? This person has made so much more work for them selves having to work around all those cabinets in the way.

Re: Is this normal? Cabinet/Backsplash install

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:50 am
by A. Spruce
Agreed, someone doesn't know what they're doing. Concrete makes a better tile base than drywall, so why this was done at all baffles me. Even if this weren't the case, accommodations should have been made so that the drywall didn't impinge on the countertop and sink, basically, install the drywall first, then the cabinets.

Post up some pictures of the wall/sink/backsplash and give us more of your plan/design, we may be able to suggest some options for you.