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Old 12-20-2017, 04:11 PM   #1
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Backsplash tiles


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First time poster here. I recently redid my kitchen backsplash with white subway tiles. I posted a picture of the problem I ran into and was wondering if anyone else have ever experienced this. The tiles behind the stove turned out a bit crooked due to the drawers to the left of the stove is an inch higher then the countertop of the right. I didn't know this at the time I was tiling. This is actually my first time doing any type of tiling.
I tiled from left to right which caused the crookedness along with my ceiling not being leveled.
What would the more veteran/pro tilers have done?
Actually nevermind on posting a picture, as I see I am to new to attach a picture.
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:21 PM   #2
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Try posting the pic again. If that doesn't work, use imgur.
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Couldn't edit one in. So here it is
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If it was me doing the work, I would have used a laser or level to set a line flat across the wall behind the stove and cut the tiles at the first row on the taller of the cabinets.

Cutting pieces to fill in under the right hand side would look goofy.

Are the bottoms of the upper cabinets level with each other?
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It doesn't look that bad to me. Since they are subway tiles, put a sign under the hood that says West 4th St Manhattan, my favorite stop.

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If it was me doing the work, I would have used a laser or level to set a line flat across the wall behind the stove and cut the tiles at the first row on the taller of the cabinets.

Cutting pieces to fill in under the right hand side would look goofy.

Are the bottoms of the upper cabinets level with each other?
Yeah, I was actually thinking about ripping the tiles behind the stove out all the way toward the fridge and redoing it. What I did originally was put a ledger(?)(not sure what it's called) across from one top to the other as if the countertop we're just one big piece.
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It doesn't look that bad to me. Since they are subway tiles, put a sign under the hood that says West 4th St Manhattan, my favorite stop.

https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/...Na9/s-l200.jpg
Haha, that's a funny/cool idea.
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I probably would used a laser level like jlhaslip mentioned, then cut the bottom tile on the high side so that it lined up.
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It's been a month since the last post so I don't know if you've fixed this or abandoned the idea or ??? I think all you can do is disguise the problem, so here goes if you are considering re-tiling...

1. Rip them all out and go with a taller tile row in maybe gray as the bottom course, cutting each one's bottom to fit to a laser line parallel to the cabinet bottoms. The taller the bottom course, the less noticeable the adjustments will be.

2. Rip out only the tile row that meets the cabinet bottoms and the row above it. Replace the two rows with maybe a single gray square tile band row. This would be easier but more noticeable than the first.
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