I've just done a recess with it under the recces tiles. This is so that
the face is flat. I had thin tiles and they fitted into the trim, leaving
a step. I felt that the action of wiping the walls down could snag on
this step and also force muck into the corner between tile and trim. With
the step facing into the recess if muck does accumulate your less likely
to see it and wiping is likely to be less vigourous across the trim being
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You could build up with adhesive or cement/sand so that there is no
step. Also, I make sure the concave section of the trim is mostly
filled in with tile adhesive, since you see a lot of bathrooms where
the grout around the trim has caved in, presumably since there was
empty space left in there.
That's the stuff. I don't think it matters which way the flat bit goes
as long as all 4 are the same. You're effectively framing the window
opening so nice tight mitres are the priority, even if you have to use a
bit more grout to make that possible
I am about to experiment with cutting the tiles with a 45 degree edge, so
that they mitre together instead of showing a square edge.
I am a bit wary about creating sharp edges, but a combination of fine
abrasive paper and grout should hopefully do the trick.
We shall see ;-)
|> Any tips or lessons learned on tiling around and into a window recess in a|> bathroom?
|I am about to experiment with cutting the tiles with a 45 degree edge, so
|that they mitre together instead of showing a square edge.
|I am a bit wary about creating sharp edges, but a combination of fine
|abrasive paper and grout should hopefully do the trick.
|We shall see ;-)
I really would not wish to fall against such an edge.
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That "experiment" has been done before. If the walls are perfectly flat,
and the mitres 100% perfect, it will be a razor edge. If not, it'll be
jagged AND look a mess.
Plastic edging is a godsend round windows because it allows you to
correct discrepancies and create straightness
Use the window as the 'centre' for the tiling on that wall. It's also
sometimes easier to adjust the ledge height and the position of the
reveals etc to avoid needing tiny strips of tiles. Purpose made beading
for the corners can look good especially in a contrasting colour - like
say chrome. Other thing to consider is, say, a hardwood sill if the
window features heavily.
*Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things? *
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
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