How to Hang a Blind on Tile

Tile walls are often found in a bathroom, providing a moisture proof option with high-class appeal. When the tile wall extends around a window in the bathroom, blinds are a desirable feature, providing privacy and blocking bright light. The process of installing the blinds is similar to that on a regular wall surface, with the addition of several steps.

Installing blinds on tile requires great care. (Image: Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Things You'll Need

  • Stud finder

  • Pencil

  • Measuring tape

  • Nail set

  • Hammer

  • Drill with tile bit

  • Screwdriver

Step 1

Locate the stud closest to each side of the window where you'll be mounting the blinds. Mark each stud with a pencil for reference.

Step 2

Measure the width between the two studs and obtain a blind that spans this distance.

Step 3

Mark the location where you'll install the mounting brackets along the studs. Place them at a level even with or slightly above the window to ensure coverage. Hold the blind brackets up to the location and put a pencil mark through each screw hole.

Step 4

Hold a nail set up to the pencil marks and tap gently with a hammer to score the tile surface, which helps to prevent cracking during the drilling process. A nail set is a tool that resembles a tiny ice pick.

Step 5

Drill a hole through each pencil mark, placing the tip of your tile drill bit directly into the indentation from the nail set, going deep enough to hit the stud beneath.

Step 6

Line the brackets up with the holes and screw them directly in place. Mount the blinds between the brackets to finish the installation process.

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