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  1. Filip

    Filip Active Member

    Location:
    Midlands
    I have a floor slope that I think I am going to tile with a PEI rating of 5 full bodied porcelain floor tile 7mm but how would you join the transition. I thought I would go with a quadrant but it does not work - as picture (but it will be stainless steel or aluminium ).
    Do I just do a grout join or perhaps a triangle trim would work - or do I mitre the two tiles

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  2. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    You only need to mitre one edge
     
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  3. Filip

    Filip Active Member

    Location:
    Midlands
    Thanks - do I leave a little gap to get something in there - grout or silicone or do I butt both tight together. But if I did a tight butt join via a mitre I am worried about water getting in there and freezing. And what about expansion because if it was grout it would be a flexible one. By the way the tiles are 300 x 300 and I have cut a sample down that I brought to -A. test my cutter on this PEI5 stuff and. B - see how the slope would look
     
  4. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    I would leave a tile joint on the edge
     
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  5. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    The top tile is too far forward, take it back until they align correctly and mitre of of the tiles, I would do the top one rather than the slope personally, and create a grout joint the same as all the others.
     
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  6. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Water WILL get in and freeze no matter what you do.
    I'd strongly suggest you get the basics right first, as in a proper drainage layer, or all your efforts will be loose after one normal British year!
     
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  7. Filip

    Filip Active Member

    Location:
    Midlands
    Ok so a grout join, the slope needs grinding down in sections as some of it is curved and some is straight so after a little grinding I should get a better fit. So by mitring I am creating a continuous same size gap the full 7 mm depth of the tile, At the moment the tiles have a slight mitre in the opposite direction meaning they touch underneath and have a gap at the top. Would this touching on the bottom create expansion issues and is that why we mitre AND grout.
    With a profile I was looking to protect the edge of the tile but they are full bodied so any chips will not be noticed --right ?
     
  8. Filip

    Filip Active Member

    Location:
    Midlands
    Hmm - snow does get blown in and also rain on the outer edge but a whole drainage thing (perhaps ) is a little extreme - it is protected on 3 sides and has a roof that overhangs the tile area also the whole that side of the house faces away from the prevailing winds.
    I may yet abandon the whole idea of tiles and go for a grey penny lino thing.
    Tiles are so "DIVA"
     
  9. Filip

    Filip Active Member

    Location:
    Midlands
    Thanks
     
  10. Slippery

    Slippery Active Member

    Location:
    Cheshire
    I would rather square the slope up before tiling, the top of the slope is already cracked!
     
  11. Filip

    Filip Active Member

    Location:
    Midlands
    Yes thanks for the heads -up. I have a fair amount of prep work to do first, not least removing all the old flaking paint, grinding down some high spots - see my other post for that one and also I will be needing to get some outdoors SLC for some 20mm lower spots.
     
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