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Unread 09-02-2018, 07:25 AM   #1
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Need advice on tiling wall peaks

Hello, never posted on here before but always used this forum for reading on advice and ideas. My issue is I’m tiling a bathroom that has arched ceiling(cathedral like) and isn’t framed very plum. I have all the walls tiled and at the arched ends of the bathroom there are different size “triangle shaped peak”. The owner don’t mind that the peaks are different we just can’t decide how to fill the peak in.

One peak is about 3/4” tall x 7” long, the other is 1/2” tall x 3” long.

I know that grout will eventually crack if completely filled in. Cutting a tile that small isn’t impossible but considering the amount of thin set used on the upper part of the wall due to out-of-plumpness it most likely will not be a clean and pretty process.

What do you think I should do? Any trims or ideas?
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Unread 09-02-2018, 09:36 AM   #2
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Cut those tapered pieces, tape off the ceiling, mix up some thinset for large-format tile, and set the tile in a mound of thinset. You'll prob have a lot of squeeze out, but if you get after it when you set and within 12 hours or so, you should be able to clean it up.
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Unread 09-02-2018, 09:39 AM   #3
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I agree with Lou, cut a piece of tile and send it
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Unread 09-02-2018, 09:44 AM   #4
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You can use some sort of molding around the top if you want to. I would probably cut those pieces in. I don't think it'll be that noticeable with all the grain that's going on in those planks. Mask off the ceiling and make a hand full of stiff thinset.

Not dogging you but next time do some measuring. Start the wall a little lower or higher to avoid that situation. Or, you could have added 1/32-1/16 to each joint which would have stretched the layout enough to avoid that.

Edit; looks like these youngsters are pretty fast this morning. Beat me to it. Another cup of coffee on the way.

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Unread 09-02-2018, 02:00 PM   #5
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Thank you. I’ve been thinking of just doing the same with the small tile and cleaning it out the joints afterwards. It was a very difficult layout for me as the person who prepped it left all the floors and walls un level and no wall is the same height.
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