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Old 09-03-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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I Have installed 3 x 6 tiles on a shower wall. I am coming to the point where I need to end the tile vertically. I have some 2 x 6 bullnose tiles which I ended horizontally on the top. What is the preferred method to end the tile vertically? Do you just cut smaller pieces to fit to a straight edge. Hope this makes sense.
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:55 PM   #2
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You would use bullnose as you illustrate but I would take it (at the very least) to the front-side of the curb and a little beyond to account for tile thickness on the face of the curb.

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What are you applying the tile to, what is the backup material?
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Applying to durock, I will run it to the end of the curb. I was just concerned of having a smaller cut tile if it would like strange, but can't figure any other way.
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I was just concerned of having a smaller cut tile if it would look strange, but can't figure any other way.
There is no other way. Actually you have started backwards in my opinion. I would have started at the front installing the bullnose first then begin the wall tile moving to the back corner and placing the cuts there.

What if you move the bullnose out even more to the end of that wall and make the bullnose the outside corner of that end wall?
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Even installing bullnose first then working back you would still have to make cuts because of it being staggered. You still have to fit smaller half tiles in there.
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Even installing bullnose first then working back you would still have to make cuts because of it being staggered. You still have to fit smaller half tiles in there.
Correct. Were you thinking that somehow wasn't going to be the case?

The trick is to try not to have any small slivers of tile.
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To be honest it was lack of pre planning. Thought I had planned everything. Thank you for your help again Bud.
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One of the other contributors, Mossypath, suggested to me in a similar situation a vinyl strip that is made to be the end of the tile rows. I wish I knew the name of it, one of the Schluter edges I think. The cost of the strip was so much less than using bullnose. Would that product do the job in this case???

I could not tell what is the other side, around the corner, of the durarock, does it wrap around a corner or butt into the next wall??
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Sounds like it would work, already purchased bull nose but I will keep it in mind for next time. It wraps around a corner.
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If the edge wraps to a different wall, what are your plans for a finished edge??? From what i see in the pics, you have durarock, tile on top of that, if the wall wraps to another wall edge how do you plan to finish the exposed durarock?? Or am I not seeing your photo correctly??
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If the wall wraps around an outside corner...now you need double the amount of bullnose. Or, double the amount of metal/plastic edging.
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If the wall wraps around an outside corner...now you need double the amount of bullnose. Or, double the amount of metal/plastic edging.
Bud, I know that, lol, just was asking the OP if that outside edge had plans.

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