10 Bathroom Tile Design Ideas
If you are tiling a recessed window but cannot work out how to achieve a neat fmish, you should apply and combine the principles you have used for measuring last tiles and for internal and external corners. Tile in rows to within a tile’s range of the corner of the window sill and mark the angle which will need to be cut out. Next tile the sill section, bringing the front edge of the closest line of tiles out to butt up flush with the face of the tiled wall -treating it as if it were an external corner. And finally tile the walls of the recess, the junction of the sill and the wall acting as an internal corner.
3 For recessed windows place a full tile to the edge and mark the angle which will need to be cut out.
4 When tiling the sill, bring the edge of the closest line of tiles out to butt up flush with the face of the tiled wai.
Tiling around obstacles.
Rooms often contain obstacles that are difficult or impossible to move, usually in bathrooms and kitchens, and you must therefore tile around them. Pipes provide a particular challenge for the novice tiler. Make a paper template of the curve you are cutting around and then transfer the pattern to the tile with a felt-tip pen or chinagraph pencil.
To cut around a large curve, such as a waste pipe or basin, cut the paper to the size of the tile. Make a series of parallel cuts in the paper 12mm (‘ Ain) apart and then press the paper against the curve of the obstacle.
Fold back the paper cuts to mark the line.