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  1. john56897452

    john56897452 Active Member

    Location:
    NOTTINGHAM
    As the title. I have my daughters kitchen splashback to tile.

    In the examples Ive seen the worktops seem to be taken as level and full tiles (metro) form the bottom layer.

    My question is how do you address if the worktop is not level? Do you mark a line about half a metro up and cut the bottom layer to suit. This would look a bit strange - or have a off level top layer of tiles, this would be a nightmare addressing corner cuts to the kitchen window recess?

    What do the experts do?

    Cheers

    John.
     
  2. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler

    Level the worktop first then tile.
    @Andy Allen@Andy Allen is the Metro expert here and will undoubtedly be along to advise you.
     
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  3. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    I always take a full tile from the worktop.
    How unlevel is it...?
     
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  4. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I don’t even check work tops for level now unless they look really bad. Just make it work, full tile from the work top
     
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  5. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Always a full tile from the worktop even if it is out of level if you cut to it
    you will emphasize the fact.
     
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  6. john56897452

    john56897452 Active Member

    Location:
    NOTTINGHAM
    Thanks for the replies,

    Can't practically level the worktop, has cutouts for hob etc and solidly fitted for gas connection . Quickly put a level on it is out, not gone into detail yet as only a fleeting visit. Maybe overthinking it.

    Thanks again

    John.
     
  7. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Don't overthink it, as your only going 4 or 5 tiles high the work top being slightly out will make little difference...... better to tile by eye and follow the woktop than putting a spirt level on every tile.
     
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