Bill V, Mongo - HELP! Tiling around outside corners?
I was at the tile store this morning, and the issue came up of how to handle outside corners. I've got a few of those in my bathroom - one on the sink wall where the wall dips back a few inches to form a little "alcove", and a couple around the entrance to my bathtub. (I can post a bathroom floorplan later if it would be helpful...)
The saleswoman told me there were three options for outside corners: (1) using a vinyl strip that covers the edges of the corner tiles, (2) bullnose tile (though she doesn't like that the bullnose that's available for the tile I'm using is only 9" long while the tile is 13"), and (3) mitering the tiles at 45 degrees so they form a sharp corner.
She and my contractor both think (3) is a bad choice because it's too sharp. My contractor says 85% of the jobs he does use the vinyl strips and it looks fine. I can't visualize what this looks like (or rather, all my visualizations look awful!).
Bill V, Mongo, you've both been very generous with your time on this form, and I'd very much appreciate your expert advice on this! Which option do you think is best? Are there any other options??
And everyone else, if you have outside corners yourself, can you show me what yours look like?