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Unread 04-16-2006, 07:23 AM   #1
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archway tiling

Building an archway over cooking area in kitchen.[90"w X 12" on ends X 6" in center].How do I get a smooth cut radius on tile to follow the arch? I'm a novice and have only done a few floor and wall tile jobs. Any advice would be appreciated as construction of archway has not been started.
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Unread 04-16-2006, 07:47 AM   #2
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Hi tbsharp, Welcome!

First names are always good. Would you mind sharing yours?

I would make a template of the arch, then dry set the tiles over the arch. Overlap the tiles at the bottom, and bring the top edges together (no grout). Mark the intersecting point where the bottom edges overlap each other. Draw a line from the top corner to the bottom intersection point.

Cut the tiles, and repeat the process. You can then open the tiles to include the grout joint, and see how your layout works.

Hopefully, some of this made sense.
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Unread 04-16-2006, 12:15 PM   #3
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Thanks John! Oh ,and the first name's Tom.
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