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    • toby puppy
    • By toby puppy 9th Jul 17, 9:58 AM
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    Tiling Kitchen Dilemma, opinions please
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    • 9th Jul 17, 9:58 AM
    Tiling Kitchen Dilemma, opinions please 9th Jul 17 at 9:58 AM
    Hi my mum is having a new kitchen fitted.
    At the moment she has tiled splashbacks under the wall cupboards
    and also there is a radiator wall which is tiled half way up
    and wallpapered at the top.
    My husband is fitting the new kitchen and he says the
    radiator wall would look better without any tiles and just
    painted in a paint that wipes down.
    The kitchen table will also be up against this wall,
    My mum is so used to tiles being on this wall
    thatshe thinks it will look odd with just a painted wall.
    There are no kitchen units whatsoever on the wall in question,
    just the radiator and a kitchen table up it.
    You do come through the back door with the wall
    on your right but there's only my mum there
    no children getting it mucky.
    Any tilers or diy expert opinions would be
    appreciated.
    Also with the splash back, do you go arounf
    the corner of the wall with tiles or not, ie
    or just literally up to where the wall unit stops,
    My mum thinks the tiles should continue
    round the edge of the wall so you have a thin
    strip of them there too ��
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    • I have spoken
    • By I have spoken 9th Jul 17, 1:36 PM
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    • #2
    • 9th Jul 17, 1:36 PM
    • #2
    • 9th Jul 17, 1:36 PM
    Unless you're replacing the plasterboard, once the tiles are removed it'll be a heck of job to make good the wall for painting.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 9th Jul 17, 2:01 PM
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    • #3
    • 9th Jul 17, 2:01 PM
    • #3
    • 9th Jul 17, 2:01 PM
    my mum is having a new kitchen fitted.

    My husband is fitting the new kitchen and he says the radiator wall would look better without any tiles and just painted in a paint that wipes down.
    Originally posted by toby puppy
    As your Mum is going to be living with the kitchen, shouldn't she have things the way she likes them?

    Would your husband let your Mum over-ride what he likes in a room in your house?
    • toby puppy
    • By toby puppy 9th Jul 17, 2:29 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 2:29 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 2:29 PM
    thanks, it wasn't so much overriding
    what my mum wanted, more of what's the norm
    when tiling a kitchen these days, the tiling
    has been there over 30 years so maybe its
    a bit dated having tiles on that wall?

    Not a problem if it needs boarding he's a decorators
    so he's prepared to make it good if necessary.

    Im just thinking if a professional tiler had the
    same kitchen, would they be tiling that wall?
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 9th Jul 17, 2:41 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 2:41 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 2:41 PM
    Nice to see a thread written in verse. Pure poetry!
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 9th Jul 17, 2:54 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 2:54 PM
    • #6
    • 9th Jul 17, 2:54 PM
    ...... and almost Haiku. But it's not really poetry, just lots of carriage returns!
    • toby puppy
    • By toby puppy 9th Jul 17, 3:17 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 3:17 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 3:17 PM
    glad it made you laugh.
    I'm suffering from agonising trigeminal neuralgia and the medication
    I'm on effects my vision, so hopefully I will be able
    to type better when things improve ��
    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 9th Jul 17, 3:34 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 3:34 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 3:34 PM
    I think it would look odd to tile a kitchen wall that doesn't have any units or worktop on it. IMO, fully tiled walls are for bath/shower/wet rooms only. Painting it would look much better... and it's much easier to change as tastes/fashions change. Perhaps not something your mum is bothered about but if she ever might want to sell it, it could help.

    Round our corners (where the wall cupboards don't go round the corner), the tiling extends around the corner to the depth of the worktop then stops. The height of the tiles is the same around the corner - it doesn't go up the side alongside the cupboards on the back wall.
    • toby puppy
    • By toby puppy 9th Jul 17, 6:09 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 6:09 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 6:09 PM
    Thanks Rach K, that's my husband's opinion too,
    that with there being no cupboards on there, there
    isn't really a need for the tiles to be there.
    Just. eed to convince her now. 😊
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 9th Jul 17, 6:19 PM
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    glad it made you laugh.
    I'm suffering from agonising trigeminal neuralgia and the medication I'm on effects my vision, so hopefully I will be able to type better when things improve ��
    Originally posted by toby puppy
    Oooh, that sounds painful, no wonder you didn't try to rhyme with trigeminal neuralgia!!!
    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 9th Jul 17, 6:39 PM
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    How about tongue and groove panellng instead of tiles? It would stop the area looking so bare but without the hassle of tiling. Or even a dado rail with wallpaper below.
    I got ham but i'm not a hamster.....
    • toby puppy
    • By toby puppy 9th Jul 17, 11:19 PM
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    Oooh, that sounds painful, no wonder you didn't try to rhyme with trigeminal neuralgia!!!
    Originally posted by Le_Kirk
    If only you were as helpful as you were sarcastic
    • toby puppy
    • By toby puppy 9th Jul 17, 11:25 PM
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    Just wanted to say thanks for the helpful replies.
    Laura, good idea with the panelling, will suggest that.

    To the posters who get a kick out of skitting people's post
    purely because of the layout without even thinking that there
    may be a reason for it, I hope you never suffer from a debilitating
    condition and if you ever do, that members of a forum
    would show you a level of respect that you are clearly lacking
    yourselves.
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