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Tiling help (with metal edgey thingies)

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by siriusb, 8 May 2007.

  1. siriusb

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    Help, help, help, help help!

    I am a bit of a novice when it comes to tiling ( I have done some before and it looked fine) but I have never used the metal quadrant shaped edge things that you cut to size to top off the tiles ( i think they come in plastic too but I plan to use metal ones).

    So now the tricky bit - how do I go about using them?

    All advice gratefully received (and I'm a girl so keep it clear and straighforward) :confused:
     
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    You need a mitre box....
    http://www.tooled-up.com/Product.asp?PID=15234&MAN=Draper-322mm-X-102mm-X-100mm-Maxi-Mitre-Box
    and a hacksaw
    http://www.tooled-up.com/Product.asp?PID=10164&MAN=Stanley-Pistol-Grip-Hacksaw-1-15-122

    Quote from the tiling sticky http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=77709
    There are a few ways to fit the trim, but I generally cut it to size first, apply adhesive to the wall for the top row of tiles and roughly stick the trim to the adhesive a little higher than where it will finish up. Then fit the tile at either end, slide the trim down behind these two tiles, then fit the remaining tiles into the space left. I find that sliding the trim behind a row of tiles already in place can break the bond between the tile and the wall.

    Once you've fitted all the tiles and trims and they adhesive has set, you'll need to lightly sand/file the sharp edges of the metal trims (be careful not to scratch them). Now grout over everything and the grout should help hide small gaps.
    Good luck
     
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