Help! How to use subway tile round a bay window
ojaijo
July 8, 2013
Help help- I am trying to finish of my kitchen. How on earth do i use subway tile around this odd shaped window? Tilers do not seem to offer an insightful answer - any ideas?

Should the tile be full height or just to the height of the cabinets
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karemore55
I would just tile up to bottom of window so as not to detract from window. There's a lot going on there with the mountain bars and the fact that it is a bay window. Having said that, my husband tiled an awkward angled wall in our kitchen and he cut the tiles such that some of them appeared to be a full tile wrapping around the curve, ie. he didn't grout between them and we tried to match tiles so they would appear as one. It looks good, but it was a pain and its in a low visibility spot. Elsewhere in the kitchen, I would tile from countertop up to bottom of uppers and then use Schleuter strip to finish vertical lines at edge of windows ( I hope that makes sense).
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ojaijo
Thanks I will have to look up schlepper bar- would it look unbalanced if the ajoining wall is tile much higher ie to the top of the cabinets?
    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 4:24PM
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creeser
Bring them the same height as underneath the cabinets.
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    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 4:52PM
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ojaijo
how to i accomodate the small set back to the actual window?
    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 4:54PM
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Margo
Bring the tile up to the cabinet and wrap the same to the set back butting the window .
    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 4:59PM
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ojaijo
Thanks, even though it may be a such a small recess?
    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 5:00PM
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Margo
Yes.
    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 5:01PM
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