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Unread 09-22-2006, 05:19 AM   #1
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Does tile go up before the window sill?

I put in a new window over the sink. I haven't made the window sill yet. Does the tile go up first or after?
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Unread 09-22-2006, 06:13 AM   #2
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I install the sill first then tile. Install the sill then caulk the edges,then install the tile. After you have grouted then caulk the sill and tile one more time.

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Unread 09-22-2006, 07:56 AM   #3
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Kevin,

I usually prefer to bo it as Lexx described also. It's possible to tile first but it's a pain.
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That's assuming the sill is going to be wood. If it's going to be granite or some other stone, the sill can go on first or last.

I like to tile the sill when I tile the wall. You can use a piece of cement backer board for the sub-sill and use bullnose tiles to make the turn from vertical to horizontal.
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Unread 09-22-2006, 12:20 PM   #5
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I never thought of tiling the sill. That might be too much work for me.

It's going to be a wood sill. Thanks.
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Unread 09-22-2006, 01:46 PM   #6
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Rough out opening 1.5 inches wider than window

Install window with shims. The window has a built in exterior sill angled at 15° or so, which is flush (more or less) with interior finish elevation. If not jamb extensions and sill extensions are in order.

Install exterior trim.

Then tile

Then install interior sill. The edge is angled to match the 12 or 15 ° angle of the sill. Install with bisquits and glue. Its depth will vary depending on how thick the wall is, and you may need jamb extensions as well.
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