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Hi, bath is fitted and i would like to know if the first row of tiles should be right down to the bath or a slight gap left for silicone. This is assuming i have checked the layout of tiles up to ceiling to avoid thin cuts of course. Can i start on the second row of tiles first with the aid of a batten to strike off and fit the first row after?.
Also, i know that a slight gap should be left at ajoining walls, but what about at the ceiling?.
On the subject of tile trims i am having border tiles with a metal strip either side. Do the trims need a gap at walls or should they be butted up?. Cheers for any help.


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Morbius wrote:
Hi, bath is fitted and i would like to know if the first row of tiles should be right down to the bath or a slight gap left for silicone.


Are you using tile spacers ? if so allow the same gap at the bath rim..

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Can i start on the second row of tiles first with the aid of a batten to strike off and fit the first row after?.
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Yes. but do check your spacings.

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Also, i know that a slight gap should be left at adjoining walls, but what about at the ceiling?.
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again a 2/3 mm gap...

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On the subject of tile trims i am having border tiles with a metal strip either side. Do the trims need a gap at walls or should they be butted up?. Cheers for any help.


If I understand you correctly then butt up with a tiny gap ... like 0.2 mm either end.

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No need to mitre the trim in corners then, just leave a tiny spacing with straight edges?. cheers.


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Mitre will always look more professional..

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wine~o wrote:
Mitre will always look more professional..


Agree,a butt joint looks amateurish. However a tidy butt is better than a messy mitre :lol:


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If it's trim either side of a border tile then no need to mitre internal corners. If the trim is hiding the edge of a tile such as around a window or a top edge then yes mitre the joints.

I assume you are doing something like this

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