A friend of mine wants to install horizontal shades
in his kitchen. Windows are 3/0 x4/0 with full tile wrap.
My friend is adamant about not drilling tile as he is afraid it will crack.
How else would you attach the brackets?
Double stick tape????
griz said:A friend of mine wants to install horizontal shades in his kitchen. Windows are 3/0 x4/0 with full tile wrap. My friend is adamant about not drilling tile as he is afraid it will crack. How else would you attach the brackets? Double stick tape????
Read the post.
Never said I couldn't drill them.
Was looking for an alternative, outside the box.
Unusual concept for many people.
TNT, thanks, tile drill, no grout line.
Inner, got your bags packed??????....:thumbsup:
If it comes down to drilling, the mini-diamond-abrasive drills, the ones like tiny core saws, don't have the hammering action of carbide bits or the grabbing action of the little arrow-shaped glass and tile bits. Very unlikely to crack a tile with them.
That will not only be weak but also look like sh!t.
Nonsense. The blocks will be covered by the valance piece (or whatever that top piece is called). And it would be plenty strong, too. And the blocks would not protrude beyond the edge of the brackets. What's not to like? Guy is asking for crazy install, and this is one solution.
There is not always a valance or curtain topper.
If you are going to glue, just glue the brackets and skip the wood and 1/4" screws. That way you won't have blinds that are to narrow, and have one less point of failure.
I mounted one side of a 9 foot roller blind in a condo with HFX and it hasn't fallen down yet...but I'd still rather contend with a few holes than that crap on the tiles when you decide to change the blinds.
I get it, but still....more surface area (and porosity) by gluing block. Block allows you to make corrections on leveling the brackets. Block lets you change to something else down the road without having to chip off the bracket. Besides, there should be a gap between the blinds and the sides.
Another option would be to "Flex Shot" the brackets in place. :jester:
I smashed one to bits when I tried to use my sds....what a terrible idea. Abrasive diamond only for me!