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Old 03-31-2010, 12:37 AM   #1
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The person that did the tiles in the bathroom didn't take the Tile edge to the end.

He left it like this,it looks well different,I want to finish it

I was thinking of using my Oscillating tool with a scraper attachment.

I was also thinking of using a Dremel with a cut off wheel and just remove the edge.

But I can fit a full 8x13 tile,so I would like to remove the whole row if I can but not damage the tile backer board.

The tiles were layed about 1 week ago





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If it was done with thinset, doubtful you can get it off without damge to backer or tile or both. But i think he was right as so are you, it can be done either way. Making it flush with the tub is a good break point if the bullnose don't come full width.

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If it was done with thinset, doubtful you can get it off without damge to backer or tile or both. But i think he was right as so are you, it can be done either way. Making it flush with the tub is a good break point if the bullnose don't come full width.

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Hi

The person that did the tiles in the bathroom didn't take the Tile edge to the end.

He left it like this,it looks well different,I want to finish it

I was thinking of using my Oscillating tool with a scraper attachment.

I was also thinking of using a Dremel with a cut off wheel and just remove the edge.

But I can fit a full 8x13 tile,so I would like to remove the whole row if I can but not damage the tile backer board.

The tiles were layed about 1 week ago

That's what I'd do... I'm sure there's some unavoidable damage though.

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Hmm - interesting look.

Why take it off? Why not just add to it and leave it there, avoid any possible headache and damage to the area.
The tile he put in are in good condition, they're flush and smooth - other than not running all the way to the end, he did a great job. So - maybe you could embellish with a slightly different color for a trim or even one that's textured, etc.
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