How to tile around a window

The techniques featured in this video will help you master the skill of tiling around a window recess. You’ll find out how to accurately measure the depth of the recess, cut your tiles to size and fix them in place. There’s advice on fitting tile trim, creating neat corner joins, and instructions on how to make and install wooden supports to keep your top tiles in place whilst the adhesive sets.

Preparation & Planning

For the best results, the tiles around your window should be in keeping with the tiles on the surrounding wall. To achieve this, plan the layout of your tiles in advance to ensure all tiles are symmetrically aligned, and that grout lines in the recess match grout lines along the wall.


After finishing your tiling project, use a grout protector spray to stop penetration by water, dirt, oil, grease and lime scale. Using this product will help to prolong the life of your grout and keep the area easy to clean.

Getting the job done - hints & tips

Use tile trim to give your bathroom a professional finish. Use wooden suppports to keep the tiles at the top of your window in place whilst the adhesive dries. It's a good idea to cut these to size before applying adhesive to the window area so you don't end up trying to juggle tasks!


Always use protective gloves and protective goggles whilst cutting tiles.

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