Tiling a corner: How to tackle internal and external corners

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When tiling a corner there are two types of corner you are likely to encounter — and these are internal and external corners. The easier of the two is typically an internal corner as it involves less work, while external corners usually require more precision and additional equipment to help line everything up correctly.

Before you start, it is worth bearing in mind that knowing how to tile a wall is a necessary prerequisite before moving on to the more intricate work involved in tiling a corner. But, if you have already mastered the basics you can find the know how you need to tackle corners in this easy to follow guide. 

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Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.