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  1. andy holland

    andy holland New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Shrewsbury
    Ive bought these beveled edged tiles and setting out leaves me with a problem.
    As pictured ive set the tiles out this way to minimise the cuts, I have 1 full tile at the base of the picture then i was going to 2 halves then 1 full ect ect but its left me with a long cut ( in yellow ) and if i cut along the middle of the tile its higher than the surrounding tile edges, if i cut 1 side im still left with 1 hight side ?
    If i turn the tiles 90 degrees I'm left with 3 small square cuts and with black grouting its going to stick out a mile so hence why ive set them out like pictured. So how would you go about things now ? You can be as brutal as you like im thick skinned [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. pdc

    pdc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    1: Forgot black grout and go for light grey. There's nowhere to hide with black grout on white tiles, especially metros.

    2: There's always going to be a compromise somewhere with bevel edged tiles. You can't have a cut tile in the middle so you have to move the whole section and have the cut at the top or the bottom.
     
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  3. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    We need some kind of metro specialist mmmm if only there was one ............
     
  4. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
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  5. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    I think I would lay them like this and have the cuts down the left hand end and fill and decorate the edge.

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  6. Chalker

    Chalker Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Tadcaster
    Edited.
     
  7. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Took me a minute to work out what I was looking at as I thought the sink was a mirror:tearsofjoy:

    I don’t have anything further to add
     
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  8. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Can you provide better pics. More of perspective?
     
  9. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Is it a sink?
     
  10. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Your spellings terrible....
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  11. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Need to see more of what you're trying to do....
     
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  12. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Ah the memories.

    Im almost certain I rented a flat with a mate in 1998 with those curtains.
     
  13. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Bros’ kitchen
     
  14. andy holland

    andy holland New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Shrewsbury
    Thank for the replies and interior design advice :)
    As requested here are 3 more pics for a better perspective, Ive turned the tiles 90 degress for these pics do you think they're better that way ?
    I still have the cut though now its a smaller piece even with grey grout would it still look daft ? I cant put the cut on the edge at the bottom of the pic as that will look bad too ... hmmm
    The edge near the wall once the plastic edging is in place is 20mm so i bought mosaic tiles and was/are going to cut a strip off to fill the gap, that is also/was the plan on the flat vertical edge from the worktop to the sill ...
    What do you think ...
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    Last edited: Oct 18, 2018
  15. andy holland

    andy holland New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Shrewsbury
    Why does it say Odd baby Names ?
    Anyway, the flat vertical edge i as going to have the mosaic tiles on the bottom along the worktop to again fill the gap
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2018
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