Finishing tile when there is no wall to die into

GWloloMarch 28, 2013

We have a brick wall near the sink where some backsplash tile will go. I need to figure out away to finish the tile edges - both vertical and horizontal. The options seem to be either Schluter edge, bullnosed tile edge, quarter round lengths. I would like some advice and pictures to help me figure this out.

Due to irregularity of the brick, it looks like there will be a thickish layer of mud. Will bullnosed tile edges look weird? Will something thicker like quarter round tile sections or Schluter edge be better?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

In my experience, quarter rounds usually offer more flexibility to uneven surfaces. You can roll one way or the other to make up for thickness differences.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 12:02AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

If I have multi colored tiles, what color do I get the quarter rounds in? All the colors or just one color?

Are quarter rounds too old fashioned?

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 3:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You're probably gonna need either cement board or a skim coat. That means lots of thickness on all four sides. Plus losing the door trim detail. Why not just seal the brick?

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 9:22PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How can I improve this layout?
How can I change this layout and still keep the sink...
Horrible exsisting kitchen layout. Help.
I need help with a bad kitchen layout. Very narrow...
What to put above kitchen window
I would like some help in finding a unique piece of...
Freaky photo issue!
I just tried to start a new thread and attempted to...
Sink Window - counter depth or slightly raised?
(I'm trying to limit my queries to 1/day - you have...
Carrie B
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™