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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????
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In the grout lines?

He could do an epoxy and hope for the best when he removes them.
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????
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Just drill the fvcking tile or hire someone who can.
PL the brackets and hold them with tape until dry but theres always a chance the blinds could come down with the tile while tugging on the cord . Refer to Inners post .:whistling
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:
Can you attach them to window frame .
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????
Griz you buy the ticket I'l drill em for free!!!

You can even keep the bit. :thumbup:
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.
I have never had a tile crack drilling with standard Bosch masonry bits. But the diamond bits are out of this world awesome, but $$$.
If it comes down to drilling, the mini-diamond-abrasive drills, the ones like tiny core saws, don't have the hammering action of carbide bits or the grabbing action of the little arrow-shaped glass and tile bits. Very unlikely to crack a tile with them.
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I smashed one to bits when I tried to use my sds....what a terrible idea. Abrasive diamond only for me!
I have never had a tile crack drilling with standard Bosch masonry bits. But the diamond bits are out of this world awesome, but $$$.
Tint the window .... The only permanent solution is mounting the blinds with screws, anything else has the potential of coming loose from pulling the cord, unless it's one of those fancy blinds that works off a remote.
Id drill, but Liguid Nails and a few hours with some blue tape would probably work if the blind is narrow and plastic
I would glue in some 1/4 or 3/8 wood. Hold them in place with a tension shower rod ("twist to expand" type). Then short screws for the brackets.
That will not only be weak but also look like sh!t.
I would glue in some 1/4 or 3/8 wood. Hold them in place with a tension shower rod ("twist to expand" type). Then short screws for the brackets.
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.
That will not only be weak but also look like sh!t.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Let's just all agree that this clown should drill his tiles.
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:
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I can drive up and show you how to do it. :laughing:

I have hung TV's, Artwork, Various shower and tub accessories in tile and have never cracked a single one. One tip is to tap the tile at the drill location and make sure that it isn't hollow. If it isn't and you do it right you won't crack it.

Start with a small pilot bit and work your way up to the desired size.
I smashed one to bits when I tried to use my sds....what a terrible idea. Abrasive diamond only for me!
I wouldnt trust anything but liquid nails if I didnt screw it. I wouldnt try on it a clients house. Im going to try it tomorrow though on a tile in my shop. Let you know if it sticks.
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