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  1. Fourcircles

    Fourcircles Active Member

    Location:
    Stoke
    Hello,

    Can anyone help me with setting out for a bathroom wall inclusive of a window? I am using 600x300 in a running bond pattern. I have the window centre and I'm working from that with a tile gauge, but I'm left with slithers on the second row, even when moving across half a tile.
    Bathroom.png
    Any advice?

    Cheers
     
  2. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    My best advice: go with a straight bond.
    Brick bond is really dated anyway (in my opinion)!
     
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  3. Fourcircles

    Fourcircles Active Member

    Location:
    Stoke
    Unfortunately not an option. (Women eh!) :rolleyes:

    No way of getting around this then?

    Cheers
     
  4. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Sadly, no. Quite often it's unavoidable.
    Your only option is a third bond rather than half.
    That, or get a new woman! ;)
     
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  5. pdc

    pdc Living the dream..... Professional Tiler

    How small is the slither? Can you cheat and make those tiles slightly longer to lose the slither? Does tiling the other walls first lose the slither?
     
  6. Fourcircles

    Fourcircles Active Member

    Location:
    Stoke
    The slither is only 50mm! I suppose I could lengthen the tiles but then I'll obviously lose the centre of the window. Would this look bad?

    Cheers
     
  7. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Why is that drawing making no sense to me?
    I'm sorry but something's not right.
    It's the window wall right? Haha
    It's taller than its length?
     
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  8. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    And if you are going to amend your drawing, would be helpful to explore other possibilities, can I have cill height, window head height and distance between each window reveal and their adjacent corner please.
    It's way too late to be deducting figures from each other when I've been doing this all day long. :)
    Appreciate it, thank you.
     
  9. Fourcircles

    Fourcircles Active Member

    Location:
    Stoke
    No, thank you for helping me!

    Here's a picture of the wall itself with the measurements you asked for (I think I've included them all). If there's anything else you need, please let me know.

    Thanks again.

    image1.JPG
     
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  10. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Close, :D I have no reference point as to the location of the window I'm afraid.
    The 1188mm width of the window could effectively be anywhere along the 1895mm of the wall.
    So the measurement between the reveal of the window and their adjoins corner would really help too.
    Thank you.
    Sorry to be a pain, and I'll check back in the morning.
     
  11. Bond

    Bond TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Highland


    Assuming that I am understanding the sketch correctly.
    Personally faced with this , I would start with a cut tile of half the distance between window and corner, e.g. 175mm, leaving a cut of approximately 520mm at the opposite end, whilst not exactly half bond, you will achieve simitary albeit on alternate courses, between window and corners, if you get what I mean.

    Hope this helps.
     
  12. Terry the tiler

    Terry the tiler Active Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    how does the bond on the already tiled right hand wall finish, could you continue with the offcuts? I.e if your large tile is at 400 use the 200 cut and the half bond at 100 use the 500 cut.

    Does that make sense??
     
  13. Fourcircles

    Fourcircles Active Member

    Location:
    Stoke
    Sorry about that, if I'm understanding you correctly, this should help!

    Thanks

    image1.JPG
     
  14. Fourcircles

    Fourcircles Active Member

    Location:
    Stoke
    I think this is the best option so far. Thanks for the advice.
     
  15. Fourcircles

    Fourcircles Active Member

    Location:
    Stoke
    Yes, it does. I've attached a pictured of the tiled wall below. The large tile is at 535mm which only leaves 65mm. I suppose I could extend this to 100mm? Or even go to 172mm as mentioned above? What do you think?

    Cheers

    image2.JPG
     
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