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Discuss Bevelled Metro Tiles..... Trims, edges and window reveals. in the DIY Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

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  1. Chris Bates

    Chris Bates Active Member

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    A.jpg B.jpg Hello,

    This is the first time of posting and hope that someone can give me some advice or posing me in the right direction.

    I've tiled successfully in the past and, in my opinion, done a decent job, but now face fitting bevelled tiles.

    My question relates to the height of the tile trim around window reveals and edges.

    My first idea was as drawing A. This allowed a thin quadrant edging and finished with a good edge next to the trim. Great so far.

    Looking around I have only seen it done as B. Where the trim is at the same height as the top of the tile. This, in my opinion, looks messy as there is lots of grout around the bevel and we see a cut tile at the edge.

    Then we move onto the window reveal, the quadrant trim has to be as drawing B, because of the cut tiles.

    Can anyone recommend the neatest way of fitting the trim on Bevelled Metro tiles.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2016
  2. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    I use 8mm trims with metros.
     
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  3. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

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    I mitre:)
     
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  4. Chris Bates

    Chris Bates Active Member

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    Thanks
     
  5. Chris Bates

    Chris Bates Active Member

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    Thanks
     
  6. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Err....Thought he asked about trim.
    But yes you can mitre them.
     
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  7. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    I don't tend to trim the top of the tile just the window reveals and corners.

    Or you can be anal about it and mitre them..:)
     
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  8. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    What about leaving the biscuit back exposed ?
     
  9. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Diagram b is correct by the way, don't turn the cut tile around it won't look right.
     
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  10. Rookery

    Rookery Professional Tiler

    Agreed, and 8mm flat trim for me
     
  11. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Painters chalk....
    Trouble you get with metros is the middle of the tile is 8mm the top 6mm so an 8mm trims on the top ends up with a horrible lip......personal choice really.....I've done it both ways but hate the lip at the top.
     
  12. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yeah there's always the difference in thickness between the bevel and cut. I don't think it looks bad. Personally unless it's a rustic tile I think no trim doesn't look right on an edge.
     
  13. Protiler 68

    Protiler 68 Professional Tiler

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    Weve all trimmed it and grouted thousands of times between us ,
     
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  14. widler

    widler THE Troll Wannabe Professional Tiler

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    You used to be able to get full half tiles bevelled all the way round , not seen them for years though .
    Diagram 2 or mitred
     
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  15. Chris Bates

    Chris Bates Active Member

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    Thanks for your comments.

    Spinning the tile around as Drawing A appears not to be recommended.

    I did consider not using trim on the edges, but I reckon on the tile edges look unsightly, these days.

    I think I'll get some trim, cut a few tiles and mock something up.

    Chris
     
  16. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Square edge trim usually looks better and less abvious than round edge
     
  17. GAZ5518

    GAZ5518 Tiler Extraordinaire Professional Tiler

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    Diagram B is correct .. Also you could reduce the whole tile just after the bevel to achieve the same thickness (8mm) consistent to suit for trim...if that makes sense;)
     
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  18. Chris Bates

    Chris Bates Active Member

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    Thanks, I'll bear it in mind.
     
  19. Chris Bates

    Chris Bates Active Member

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    Thanks. Yes it does make sense. I've considered this as well.
     
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  20. GaryTheTiler

    GaryTheTiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    You could Start on the 3/4 of the tile and you get even height on the the trim with both cuts as long as you don't get small cuts in the corners and around the windows
     
  21. Chris Bates

    Chris Bates Active Member

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    Thanks. I've discussed this with others and this appears their recommendation. I'm concerned it could look messy as we are not finishing on a whole tile.
     
  22. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    I'd you have any wall underneath the window that you are tiling you are going to have to consider this when setting out your tiling so you can't just Tile up one side how you want without it affecting the other side of the window.
     
  23. Chris Bates

    Chris Bates Active Member

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    Thanks. Yes, I also have a window to consider, cooker splashback on the same wall, both of which should be symmetrical.
     
  24. Chris Bates

    Chris Bates Active Member

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    Hello again,

    I've made a start, by undertaking, the "easy" wall. This is the edge that I was concerned about. 8mm trim on the top and 10mm on the sides. I filed a 2 x 15 mm chamber on the top of the 10mm trim to match the profile of the tile.
    IMG_1810.JPG

    Does anyone have a preference of how to lay the first row of tiles on the window revile. Where the window board would normally go. Do we start with a cut tile or an uncut tile ? Do we stagger or not ? My gut feeling is a cut none staggered tile so it appears to wrap around. See photo.

    IMG_1812.JPG
    Thanks in anticipation . Chris.
     
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  25. shogun rua

    shogun rua Professional Tiler

    i nip a bit off the back of the tile
     
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  26. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    I usually start with a full tile on the window reveal, staggered or not depending on the cut below. It's not much of a wrap around with that white trim IMO
     
  27. Chris Bates

    Chris Bates Active Member

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    le9 8aq
    Thanks, I think I will start with a full tile.
     
  28. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Your job but it looked fine to me.
     
  29. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    It does look fine, just whatever you find looks best, no rule really
     
  30. Chris Bates

    Chris Bates Active Member

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    le9 8aq
    Thanks
     
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