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Old 06-10-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Tile trim...leave room for grout?


I will be using a bull nose tile trim on some mosaic tiles to frame the shower surround. This way I'll avoid having to try to make a clean grout line between the tiles and the wall.

But, seeing instructional videos that don't jive with some instructions. The instructions said to leave a bit of space between the tile and the trim. This way you can get grout in there. So looking at finished product it would be....Wall, Trim edge, Grout, Tile strips, Grout, shower surround.

The videos I am seeing appear to be sliding the tile flush and tight to the trim. No room left to get grout in there.

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I think I have figured out the issue. Some of the tile trim out there has the tile right up against the edge. But others actually have a secondary border that bumps out a bit more than the actual outside edge. I am assuming that I run the tiles up to that ridge, then grout into the tiny space left?

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You second post is correct. And you don't grout in this application, you caulk.
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Thank you.

Speaking of caulking, it appears I use both grout and caulk on these mosaic tiles. I will grout inbetween the tiles and caulk the edges along the shower surround and the edge at the tile trim?
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