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Discuss Trim advice for 7mm beveled metro tiles? in the DIY Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. europa

    europa Active Member

    Location:
    Harrow
    My contractor is pretty useless and can't advise me. Tile shops tell me different things. So i'm hoping you guys can help!

    I'm going to tile a kitchen splashback wall and also the return wall which requires going into and around a window reveal. I've ordered bevelled metro tiles that are 7mm at their thickest point. Looks like i could use 8 or 10mm size trims. Which size would be best allowing for the adhesive? And which profile: straight or round? Seems straight is most common, but wouldn't round be better with beveled edges?

    Also, i have read that it's best to use 1/4 and 3/4 cuts so only cut (vertical) edges go in the trim. But what do you then do when you reach an internal corner? Also, what about horizontal edges, i.e. the top row of the tiles? How would you suggest using trim there? Cut or leave bevel if possible?

    PS: before anyway suggests mitre cuts, contractor suggested that would require a stonemason lol, so i'm pretty sure he'd squeeze a lot more money out of me for that!
     
  2. Martyn Leeds

    Martyn Leeds Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Leeds
    Just make sure your 'contractor' uses a Tiler yeah, and all will become clear..
     
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  3. europa

    europa Active Member

    Location:
    Harrow
    Well, he will use a tiler of sorts, but most of his guys are Jacks of all trades: good guys, but not necessarily experts at any particular trade. I would rather ask you guys how it should be done and tell them as i've seen how my bathroom corners have been tiled - not good!

    I also need to get the trims myself, ideally today, so any help with my questions would be really appreciated.
     
  4. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    8mm trim
    Round or square.... Personal decision, but I prefer round.
    Internal corners cut as normal, just make sure the brick pattern flows round each wall.
    Top of the tiles you can use trim, white biscuit tiles I tend not to but would with brown biscuit..

    Now que the 'metros should be mitred brigade to appear'.... :)
     
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  5. Tony73

    Tony73 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    acton w3, london
    Hi, you don't need stone mason to mitre tile. And I would do full tile top row, with no tile trim. I would finish it with mastic and paint.
     
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  6. europa

    europa Active Member

    Location:
    Harrow
    OK. Thanks, guys. So if finishing top row with full tile, i assume that means you prefer to cut bottom tile (if necessary to fit under cabinets)?
     
  7. Andy Allen

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

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    No..... Full tile off the worktop cut under cabinets.... Step up to a Full tile finish where there are no cabinet's.
     
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  8. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Usually full tile from bench, and cut to underside of wall units.When you come out
    from under the units it goes back to a full tile.
     
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  9. Andy Allen

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

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    Like this..

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  10. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    I guess i'm getting slow :rolleyes:
     
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  11. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    You don't want to end up with this... FB_IMG_1504943161547.jpg
     
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  12. Andy Allen

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

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    Gloucester
    One yours paul...? :p
     
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  13. Tony73

    Tony73 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    acton w3, london
    No protection on worktop?
     
  14. europa

    europa Active Member

    Location:
    Harrow
    Is that the 1/4" round profiles? And is "square" the same as what many call straight?

    Given i will have a window board (rather than tiled sill), i start to wonder whether i should even bother tiling into the reveal. Is it recommended even when not tiling bottom of reveal? Note: window is above a sink.
     
  15. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Square, straight.. All the same.
    No idea on the profile of round edge... Just get 8mm.....it will all be roughly the same as any other 8mm trim.
    Definitely tile in the reveal even if fitting a window board or it would look pants imo...
     
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  16. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I always trim the top as well as the edge and always with a square trim but as the lads have said, it's only a personal choice really. 8mm trim
     
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  17. europa

    europa Active Member

    Location:
    Harrow
    Should the brick-bond pattern be continued into the reveal, or does that not matter if using trims?
    And, at the end where you start tiling, do you start with 1/4 3/4 cuts (so that both ends have cuts) and terminate both ends with a vertical trim?
     
  18. Bond

    Bond Top Contributor

    Location:
    Highland
    Aye continue bonding into window reveal, looks bad if you just stack at the reveal.
    If the setting out works that way, that would be ideal.
     
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  19. Tony73

    Tony73 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    acton w3, london
    Your tiler should be able to do setting out. I usually mark centre line of the cocker and see what will have on both ends of wall (don't really want small cut). When you tile return wall, on internal corner you want full tile module ( or close). I am sure your tiler will work it out. Good luck!
     
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  20. europa

    europa Active Member

    Location:
    Harrow
    Just thought I'd post a pic of the finished product. I decided to trim the exposed tops too, and I'm actually glad i did. Thanks for the all the help, guys!

    20170916_143436.jpg
     
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