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Basin splash back tiling question

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Mutley56, 21 Jul 2020.

  1. Mutley56

    Mutley56

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    Hi all,

    Your help would be much appreciated. New basin and unit to be installed soon. I want a tiled splash back. Using smallish ceramic tiles for the DIY job.

    Do I tile below the height of the rear of the basin top or wait until the basin is installed and tile down to it?

    thanks in advance for your help.

    Mutley56
     
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    If it's just a splashback , install the sink first then tile down to it , don't forget to use silicone to seal the edge where the tile meets the sink
     
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    Thanks for the advice
     
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    One more question about this. I plan to start the 2 rows of tiling from the sink level upwards. Do I rest the bottom row of tiles on tile spacers on top of the basin in order to create a space that I can grout underneath the first row? I would then apply Dow Corning 785 along the basin / bottom tile row junction once the grout had dried.

    Is that the right way to do things?

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    Leave a 2mm spacer gap from bottom of tile to top of basin, don’t grout this, just silicone it
     
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    Will do and thanks
     
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