Porcelain Sockets on split face tiles

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dg-1984

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Hi all, I am going to be tiling a splash back on our kitchen.
We have found tiles that we like the look of, they are Wickes split face porcelain tiles which by the things I have read could be hassle.
These are the tiles:
A thought I just had was how you would get a socket to fit on these and look proper?
If fitting round into the window frame would you use corner trim or mitre the back off and try match them up? Know this could be a pain trim could be easier.
Or am I best returning these and keep looking for another time?
Thanks.
 

Andy Allen

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It will be a nightmare, especially for DIY.
I would return them and get a metro tile...:)
 
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dg-1984

dg-1984

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So for the sake of information and expanding my knowledge how would you go about setting the sockets in correctly?

And also if you were going round a corner into a window would you try and continue the pattern?
 

Andy Allen

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All you could do is go behind the socket face plate as you would using any other tile, but the socket won't sit flat due to the uneven tile, so you would silicone around it to seal it.......looks pants imo...
Always continue the bond with any tile...
 

Paul C.

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Desperately trying to find a picture, from a customer we had a while back. Feature wall with sockets in. We were never told exactly how it was done, only saw the finished wall. But it appeared to me as if the tiler sorted the tiles based on the flattest of the relatively same thickness he could find, cut the tiles to size to fit the socket screws in and routered the top edge slightly so that the faceplate partially sat into the tile.

Will keep digging.
 
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