300x600 tiles on 1.2m Hardiebacker - No room for spacers!

Discussion in 'Tilers' Talk' started by Johnathon444, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. Johnathon444

    Johnathon444 New Member

    I am about to embark on my first tiling mission. I have 300x600 tiles and 1.2m hardiebackerboards fitted to the bottom half of my bathroom wall.

    Now I am about to start tiling I have realised that with 3mm spacers for the tiles that is going to add 9mm on which is going to make it slightly higher than the hardiebacker.

    What is my best way of dealing with this? Trying to trim 9mm from the bottom of the tiles seems like an option but not sure I could do it with my cheap tilecutter.

    Anyone any suggestions?
  2. I-Man

    I-Man Screwfix Select

    Angle grinder with a diamond blade
  3. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Screwfix Select

    Could you chop into wall enough for space required
  4. longboat

    longboat Screwfix Select

    Why does it matter if the tiles go past the backer boards by a few mm?
    CGN and Hfs like this.
  5. I-Man

    I-Man Screwfix Select

    Good question - i just assumed he meant he needs to trim 1 row of tiles by 9mm, but reading the post again i'm not sure.
  6. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    Just tile past the hardibacker.

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