My kitchen metro tiles have bevelled edges - I got the electric sockets off and tiled behind them but the sockets don't lay flat to the wall now because (I think) of the bevelled edges of the tiles which slope back slightly. What can I do? ????
Take of socets cancel electricity power kover old socket whit a bonding or mortar and put on top tiles
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The only option really would be to pack behind socket to give look of it laying flat my tiling exceptional call me if you get stuck
I would gun some colour appropriate silicone around to waterproof and finish
I would recommend using a good quality white sealant. Apply masking tape around the socket leaving approx 2 mm gap on the socket and tiles. Force sealant into the gap with mastic gun. Use your finger and neatly smooth excess silicone off. Remove tape, then very lightly with a wet finger or thumb, smooth again. Should leave a very neat finish with the gaps filled in. Other option is to use a oscillating multi tool with tile attachment. Mark around socket with sharpie pen. Remove socket, cut tiles with oscillating tool, then refit and sink sockets in and apply grout.
One of the tiles may be slightly raised? Could check all tiles are sitting flat if not pop them off and pack the adhesive more very slightly when sticking the same cuts on. You may need longer socket box screws for the socket plate now? Second the that silicone the slight discrepancy between the socket plate and the tile as it sounds like the plastering on the wall around the socket is of poor finish.
Hi you could remove the plug then remove the back box the put a wedge of wood to bring the plug forward so the plug meets the tiles that's what I do when I tike using thicker tiles
One of the things you can do is silicone neatly around your sockets , which will get rid of the gap. You can buy all colours of silicone .
First make sure the whole cut for the socket is big enough and there nothing touching behind if this is still the same the only option is silicone around the edge.