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Topic Title: Bevelled tiles and accessory plates
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Created On: 09 January 2015 12:40 PM
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TimJWatts

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What do you do?

The missus fancies some "metro" style tiles in the kitchen I'm renovating, like these:

Metro tile

However, one thing I'm not happy about (whilst I like the style) is the fact I have about 10 socket and other plates in the tiled area.

Now, I could arrange (probably) for the tiles to not have a bevel along the top (IP4X) edge of a plate or along the bottom, but it's going to be impossible to avoid at the sides. And thinking about it, there's going to be at least one vertical tile joint intersecting with the top edge that must be closed up. Even if the side gaps meet teh IP rating by the book, I'll want to close those up too as they will look ugly and I consider them at risk of water ingress as tiled walls get washed.

Filling the gap with silicone is a bodge and will make things tedious if removing the plate for inspection.

Are there any clever ways of dealing with this problem before I veto her tile choice? Something like a white metal or plastic trim that can go behind the plate and can be grouted in providing a flat surface for the accessory plate to mate to?

I'm sure someone must have come across this problem as these tiles seem in fashion now?

Thanks for any ideas

Tim
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