tiled architrave

Discussion in 'Tilers' Talk' started by Jay459, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Jay459

    Jay459 Member

    My bathroom walls will be tiled right to the ceiling, just curious if i should reinstall architrave or tile all of it and finish off with tile trim...

    Anyone done this or have a picture to show me?
  2. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    What do you mean, tiled to ceiling and architrave, what have they to do with each other.???
  3. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Think perhaps you mean ‘coving’ ?

    Architrave generally is the trim that goes around door frames (may have other uses, dunno)

    If you want coving then go for it, fit cove 1st then tile up to it

    If not, tile right up to ceiling. Plan everything 1st though before you set a single tile

    Plan where the cuts will be, around windows, doors, basins, anything that gets in the way of a straight run

    See what size tile your gonna have top and bottom of wall and likely to need cut tiles, if possible even out cuts top and bottom. Ending up with a sliver of tile looks awful

    Be aware that the ceiling probably won’t be dead level, same as floor, so take this into account when setting out

    Tile up to ceiling, grout then finish with a neat bead of silicon between wall/ceiling junction

    A grout line alone will more than likely crack after a while

    Plan everything before starting, and take into account tile size and again where cut tiles fall

    You may have a tile and size in mind but in reality, won’t look great due to where cuts work out

    Plan, plan, plan and then plan some more - especially if this is a diy job

    A good pro tiler can eye ball a room and pretty much have this info worked out in the time it takes you to make him a cuppa

    So, architrave or coving ? :)
  4. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    I thought he might have done, but then he mentioned tile trim and that threw me again. ??
  5. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    If its a very modern bathroom and using chrome flat trim etc then this can look good around door instead of architrave.
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  6. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Plus one bud.
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  7. Jay459

    Jay459 Member

    Yep thats how i want to finish, tight to door frame with flat chrome trim, no wooden architrave....Should the tile trim be screwed down or just adhesive
  8. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Just adhesive is fine.

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