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Old 10-25-2009, 11:16 AM   #1
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We are considering installing 1"x2" stone tile around our fireplace from floor to ceiling covering the 2 sides and front surfaces. The tile is on 12"x12" sheets and each tile is horizontally offset by 1". We are concerned about avoiding a raw edge cut at the corner where the the front surface of the fireplace meets the sides. Any advise on how to cut thru the tiles at a 45 degree angle would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-25-2009, 11:57 AM   #2
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If you ask this question, I must assume your wet saw doesn't have a mitering plate or a tilting head.

That's what you need.

You may have to rent or borrow a saw with the ability to cut a miter.--MIKE--
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:49 PM   #3
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We don't have a wet saw but now we know what to ask when we do rent a saw or hire someone to do the install for us. Thanks Mike.
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I've been unsuccessfully searching for a web site that describes a product I recently used in your situation. In the absence of the website, here goes.

Rather than using a 45 degree cut as described to create the outside corner, I used a quarter-round aluminum outside corner that I found at Home Depot in the flooring department. The quarter round is anodized aluminum, available in several colors, finishes and thickness to accommodate the thickness of your tile. The edging is made by a company whose name is something like SCHEURTE (probably grossly misspelled).

When finished, the tiles butt to the quarter round with a small mortar joint and the metal is the outside corner. I've used both methods and the advantage of the metal edge is an overall smoother appearance to the corner itself. The metal, of course, adds another material in the mix that may not be desirable.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:04 AM   #6
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A very good option to consider.

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