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Extending bathroom wall tiles and moving tile trim

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by RookieTony, 30 Apr 2021.

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  1. RookieTony

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    Dear DIYNot forum members,

    Hope that you are doing well in this difficult time!

    I was hoping to ask you for some advice before taking on the task of extending an existing bathroom tiles! Basically, I would like to add another column of tiles to the left of the existing ones.

    1) Is it safe to mount the new set of tiles to the painted wall, or do I need to prepare it somehow?

    2) Is there a way to take out the metal tile trim without damaging the existing tiles? How would you go about it?

    Any other recommendations and advice on potential pitfalls would be greatly appreciated!

    Tony

     
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    Nigh impossible to remove tile trim without removing vertical course on top of it , assuming you have matching tiles it would mean replacing two verticle rows with new tiles . Remove as much wall paint as possible , score area and througherly clean , comb adhesive on wall area and fit new tiles and trim , grout after 24hrs .
     
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    Ive cut thr alloy trims out with a multitool by cutting the visible edge parallel to the wall leaving the part under the tile where it is.
    I did toy with the idea of leaving the existing trim, fitting the extra row with a new trim on the outer edge.
    You could set that out to see if you could live with it.
     
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    Big thanks to Tudors and LostInTheLight for the comments! I think I may try to cut the visible part out with a multitool!
     
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