End panel - tile behind or butt up

Discussion in 'Tilers' Talk' started by Muzungu, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Muzungu

    Muzungu Active Member

    Simple question, more aesthetics than anything else.

    Tiling down to the skirting against the end of a run of cabinets would you butt the tiles up to the end cab and then fit the end panel or fit the end panel and butt the tiles up to that?

    Thanks guys.
  2. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    All depends how you set your tiling out. If you’re going to have a narrow strip to cut down the edge of the side panel, then it might be advisable to tile first, leaving a wider cut for the tiles. If not, just butt them up to the end panel. Only you know how the tiles will work out. ;)
  3. Muzungu

    Muzungu Active Member

    Tiles will work out well either way. These are 398 mm tiles and it is a gap between two cabinet runs at 90 degrees to each other. I have worked it so the tile pattern is centred in the gap with a 150mm strip each side and two full tiles between those. I'll just butt them up to the end panel then rather than up to the end of the cab and then put the end panel on.

  4. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Yes, probably easier to cut tiles to match the end panel, than cut the end panel to match the tiles.
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  5. Muzungu

    Muzungu Active Member

    Thanks for that. That was my main concern and just wanted some confirmation.
  6. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    They may measure 398 but create a 400mm tile pattern/repeat when the grout line is included.
  7. Muzungu

    Muzungu Active Member

    Thanks Pollowick; I included the grout line in the setup. This is my first big tiling job, kitchen and utility room, and found the setting out planning oddly satisfying! Don't know what this says about me.
  8. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    All in the prep.

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