Tiling Around a Window: A How-to DIY Guide to Get it Right

bathroom with tiled window cill
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When it's time to start tiling around a window you need to be prepared to make sure that you get the job done properly. It's not as straightforward as you might think. Get it wrong and your tiles can slip and leave you with wonky grout lines — and nobody wants to see that.

Follow our smart, but simple tips and you will get a finish that will impress. It’s not as easy as tiling a wall but many of the same principles apply. You just need to be a bit more patient and make sure that you get your tile and tile trim cuts right. Prep right and don’t rush the job and your tiled window will last for years.

Check out our step-by-step guide for everything you need to know to get a great finish.   

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.