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tiling outside corner with glass and stone tile

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Posted 2014-01-19T15:11:45+0000  by cwasel cwasel

Hello cwasel and thank you for your question. 


Usually a mitered tile (bullnose) is use to create a soft outer edge on larger tiles.  It sounds like you have  a mosaic tile which most likely does not have a matching bullnose.


If the glass and stone tiles are square and uniform, trim the mesh and adjust the grout lines so the tiles align around the corner edge (meet at 90 degrees).  This works well in the example below, which is comprised of 1 inch mosaic.  If the tile needs to be cut, you could adjust the “cut” tile to fit under the “uncut” tile for a finished edge. (Preferably arrange the tiles so that the "inner corner" has the cuts.) It is critical to ensure a consistent visual appearance around the corner. 


1x1 tile corner.jpg 


If the components are oblong shaped or of a larger size, there will be some cuts required.  You could use a profile piece  for tiled edges and outside wall corners that will provide a finished look  and protect exposed edges.  These are several manufactured by Schluter: (shown below).  The profiles can be ordered in a range of colors and finishes to match your décor; some pieces are available at the local Home Depot store.  The Flooring Desk Associate should have a sample set to show you the pieces and finishes available.


Schluter profiles.jpg



Best wishes on your project.



Posted 2014-01-21T17:58:36+0000  by Eileen_HD_ATL
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