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I am getting new carpet in lounge room. I also wanted to tile a small area that leads from lounge room door to outside. Like a small entry area to stop dirty feet walking straight onto carpet. My question is does it matter if the carpet goes down before we do the tiling?

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Tile first, then carpet. Tiling is a messy process. Much easier not to have the carpet there to get messy and/or need to be kept clean while you are tiling.

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    That, and it is also easier to butt carpet up to tile than tile to carpet. – diceless Nov 13 '14 at 4:26
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    The carpets will also need replacing more often, so by putting then in last, you prove they can be replaced without effecting the tiling. – Walker Nov 13 '14 at 13:14

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