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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 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    What about leaving the biscuit back exposed ?
     
  9. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner 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 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner 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
     
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