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  1. Zub

    Zub Active Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    Hi all,

    First time tiler. Decided to tile the kitchen after a fire destroyed the old one.

    I need a bit of advice as to which layout I should use for the pipe which has been boxed in.

    Do I ignore the bond on the arch, split each side of the boxing into half and brick bond? Or do I continue the bond from the archway? If so, how? I've attached a few sketches below. Sketch 3 looks the most appropriate to me, however that would go against what I have on right corner.

    Help!

    Thanks in advance

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  2. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    The first sketch for me !
     
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  3. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Is there a window on the left hand wall
     
  4. Sean Kelly

    Sean Kelly Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Ruislip
    Deffo 'A'. 'B'&'C' too bitty. Nice job so far.
     
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  5. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    I would go A but drop it down a row..
    Full tile, full tile.... Half tile, cut, cut.. Then carry the bond round the boxing..... Full tile, full tile..... Half tile, half tile, cut..
     
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  6. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    I personally would do the same as @Andy Allen@Andy Allen suggested. Some layouts although looking wrong, will look right.....







    .....if that makes any sense!!??
     
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  7. Zub

    Zub Active Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    Nope, here's a better pic of the 'boxing in'

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  8. Zub

    Zub Active Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    Many thanks for your prompt responses

    Plan Tec/Andy/Sean/Localtiler

    Does this look better?

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    I forgot to mention one thing, the 'boxing is' 24cm x 24cm, so it wont be a 'full tile' as such. Dont think I can avoid cuts no matter what. I've got plenty time tho so I dont mind.
     
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  9. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    That is the way I would do it...
     
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  10. Sean Kelly

    Sean Kelly Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Ruislip
    Yes. Looks good. I like your sketches.
     
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  11. demi34

    demi34 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    romford essex
    The layout it good , only one thing for I would put plastic square trim around the door
     
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  12. Zub

    Zub Active Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    Thank you

    Bought some PVC trim earlier (see pics below). With hindsight, I should have carried out my research properly. I believe there is a proper tile trim (aluminium) available which can be curved around arches. PVC will have to do for now

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  13. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Excellent !!
     
  14. Zub

    Zub Active Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    ..
    Thanks Andy

    Thanks Sean - sketches, pretty easy using an app available on playstore. Take a nice pic, convert using app, and then add lines using MSPaint. If you need any drop me a PM.
     
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  15. Zub

    Zub Active Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    Since you guys have been so helpful, can I pick your brains with a few finishing queries which are specific to bevelled tiles?

    1) How do I finish off this socket? Cream coloured silicone? (as grout may crack after time to movement in the socket when changing plugs)

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    2) How would I get a clean silicone line where the tile meets the unit? I'm guessing fugi-tool wouldn't cater for the bevel.

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    3) What does 'scribing a corner' mean? One tile flush against wall, second tile mitred at 45degree and then profile cut off and butted in? As you can see from the pic, i've messed up one corner but would like to avoid this error on the remaining corner

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    4) On the 'boxing in', I've decided to use a tile trim as I am nowhere near competent enough to mitre. How would I deal with the bevel (diamond) against the trim? Grout and forget about it?

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    Last edited: Oct 15, 2017
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