Date: 7/19/2008 11:21 pm EDT
This one of those situations that no matter what floor is being installed this type of tub causes problems.
Because Avaire tile is a floating floor it's best the tub is removed and reinstalled after the floor is installed. Cutting and maintaining proper expansion spaces around the feet is very difficult.
If the plumbing can be disconnected the tile can be set right up to the tub and then th tub can be set on the tile without having to remove the tub from the room.
Make sure replacement supply lines and drain parts are available before you disconnect the tub, some parts are not readily available at home centers.
Whenever you install Avaire tile in wet areas such as bathrooms make sure you fill the perimeter expansion spaces with silicon to prevent water from getting under the floor.