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Finishing tile when there is no wall to die into

Posted by GWlolo (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 28, 13 at 19:56

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?

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RE: Finishing tile when there is no wall to die into

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.


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RE: Finishing tile when there is no wall to die into

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?


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RE: Finishing tile when there is no wall to die into

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?


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