tiling around an arch

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  1. Funkhunter

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    I have been asked to tile a bathroom for a friend.
    There are two arches in the room (window and niche).
    My problem is; how do I do a neat job? considering
    the tiles will not go inside the arch itself but stop at the
    edge of the wall.
    Can you get bendy plastic trim, of the kind used for plastering?
     
    Funkhunter, Aug 15, 2006
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  2. Funkhunter

    Funkhunter Guest

    "Keith Willcocks" <> wrote in message
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    > "Funkhunter" <> wrote in message
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    >>I have been asked to tile a bathroom for a friend.
    >> There are two arches in the room (window and niche).
    >> My problem is; how do I do a neat job? considering
    >> the tiles will not go inside the arch itself but stop at the
    >> edge of the wall.
    >> Can you get bendy plastic trim, of the kind used for plastering?

    >
    > You could put a flat strip of plastic around the inner face of the arch so
    > that it protrudes to be level with the tile face and then grout the gap.
    > --
    > Keith Willcocks
    > (If you can't laugh at life, it ain't worth living!)
    >

    Already thought of it, but it is not ideal.
     
    Funkhunter, Aug 16, 2006
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  3. Funkhunter wrote:
    > "Keith Willcocks" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>
    >> "Funkhunter" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> I have been asked to tile a bathroom for a friend.
    >>> There are two arches in the room (window and niche).
    >>> My problem is; how do I do a neat job? considering
    >>> the tiles will not go inside the arch itself but stop at the
    >>> edge of the wall.
    >>> Can you get bendy plastic trim, of the kind used for plastering?

    >>
    >> You could put a flat strip of plastic around the inner face of the
    >> arch so that it protrudes to be level with the tile face and then
    >> grout the gap. --
    >> Keith Willcocks
    >> (If you can't laugh at life, it ain't worth living!)
    >>

    > Already thought of it, but it is not ideal.


    What you should have done first is put bath tile plastic beading around the
    arch, cut the side tile side every 2" so that it forms around the arch,the
    tiles will cover the tiling side and leave a neat ridge proud of the tiles
    and a neat plast facia inside the arch.



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    Sir Benjamin Middlethwaite
     
    The3rd Earl Of Derby, Aug 16, 2006
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