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Old 12-11-2008, 01:36 PM   #1
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So I need some professional input regarding tile around a kitchen window. My initial instinct is to remove the bottom trim (the piece below the stool with the returns on each end), tile flush with the bottom of the stool, then reinstall the trim piece over the finished tile. Any suggestions, pics, etc. would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:04 PM   #2
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I usually just remove the "apron", and tile up to the "sill".

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The apron yes, that is the word I was searching for.
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I just leave the apron off altogether.
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The apron yes, that is the word I was searching for.
Wouldn't a finish carpenter know the correct term?
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The sill is an integral element of the window unit. The ends of the sill, wings, horns, can be back cut to allow the tile to pass behind them. The apron, skirt can be removed and discarded in most cases.
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The practice of installing tile around fenestration is an ancient art. See ANSI 9000-1726899 or 9000-1738993 for some general guidelines. The TCNA (Northern Andalusia) handbook, page 27, has some useful information to this regard. Or just do what you think looks nice.
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Sorry "Decks", I didn't realize my terminology was so important to you.

Leaving the apron off all together has intrigued me, I think I will give it a shot. I do agree that the stool (sill) should be cut back to allow the tile to pass behind it, as opposed to working around it though.
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Sorry "Decks", I didn't realize my terminology was so important to you.
No need to apologize. FWIW, I've been on this forum for over 2 years now and have seen more than my share of home owners come here "disguised" as contractors come in and look for free advice. Usually, they use wrong terminology and stick out like a sore thumb - do a few searches and you'll see what I mean.

If you are in fact a contractor, then I apologize. If you are just a HO, we'll find out soon enough and then you'll owe me more than a sarcastic "sorry".
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I am using glass curved tile around windows also. Planning on using a trim piece of tile 12" X 1/2" curved and thicker that the other tiles to trim the windows. No wood trim whatsoever around the windows. Two are picture and three are awnings. Does anyone see any issues with doing something like this?

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