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  1. Chwrlie

    Chwrlie Active Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Evening, hope all is well.

    Im Looking for a bit of advice regarding setting out on the window wall. Which ever way I play around with it I seem to have a sliver either at the window or both ends. I've attached a photo of the wall and a diagram with the measurements. It would be nice to know how you guys would tackle it. Tiles are 60cm x 20cm ceramics using 2mm spacers. Thanks in advance. 20180319_183007.jpg 20180319_183141.jpg
     
  2. Craig Powell

    Craig Powell Active Member

    Location:
    Doncaster, UK
    The diagram says the window is 1700mm wide, and the wall 1900mm, although the photo shows more than 100mm each side of the window.
     
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  3. Chwrlie

    Chwrlie Active Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Sorry my bad, it' been a long day. It's 117cm 15214868593561750706156.jpg
     
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  4. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    Put a feature vertical band up the middle of the window wall with another tile size.... that is one option.
     
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  5. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler

    Are the tiles exactly 60 × 20? What are they like?
     
  6. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    Looks the perfect excuse for closing cuts to me...full tile up each side of window cut to corners, filled in under and above window with a couple of tiles cut to 585 and polished up edges
     
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  7. Chwrlie

    Chwrlie Active Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    They are 200mm x 595mm 15214883868251001162515.jpg
     
  8. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Closing cuts would be perfect but those tiles aren’t the best for that with the edge they have
     
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  9. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler

    Exactly where I was going with my question!
     
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  10. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    Agreed with those bevelled edges, not really many other options though
     
  11. Chwrlie

    Chwrlie Active Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Might have a solution. If I fit a a dectretive tile at the centre line of window that gives me a 100mm cut either side of the window. Didn't really want to use a decretive tile on that wall but can' really see any other option. 1521493815525523289615.jpg
     
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  12. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    It’s refreshing to see some propper preparation!
     
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  13. Slippery

    Slippery Active Member

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Reminds me of a millitary saying;
    The Seven P's;
    Proper
    Preparation &
    Planning
    Prevents a
    P*ss
    Poor
    Performance
     
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  14. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    If you put a chrome box trim either side of the decorative centre tile, then you can cut into the box trim with the two field tiles and have the full tile joint running up the window reveals and create bigger cuts.
     
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  15. Chwrlie

    Chwrlie Active Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Thanks for all of your suggestions. I'e come down to two options now. 1 with the decorative tile and cuts just past the window or decorative tile with crome trim and cuts at window reveals (pic2). Which way would you guys go? Anymore suggestions before I make the plunge. I wanna get this right. 15216199460421812728844.jpg 1521619973825514607326.jpg
     
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