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clancaster23 04-10-2013 06:48 PM

Bullnose end tiles don't match 6x6
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I got all three of my shower walls tiles and got the bullnose ends to finish the one wall off with. Matching them up I see that the bullnose are a good bit shorter than two of the 6x6 tiles are even though the bullnose are considered to be 3x12's. Is there a certain way to put these up and get them to be even with the pattern on the wall (one bullnose to every two 6x6's) or do I just put them up one over the other and just have to deal with the look of it? Or possibly just have really thick grout lines in between them (it would be 1/2" think)? Pic below to show what I'm talking about.

funfool 04-10-2013 07:17 PM

cut them to 6" if you want to line up the grout lines. Or you might be able to return them and buy 6".
Very often, for the bull nose trim, I do not really want the grout to line up, try to end up with the grout line in the middle of the 6" tile.

My reason for this, not very often do you find tiles that are exactly the same size.
One may be 6", next will be 5 15/16" then find 6 1/16", tile is just like this.
This can easily be hidden in the field tile. Can be more noticeable in the trim bull nose tile.
If you have a contrasting darker or lighter grout, is even more noticeable.
So I explain this to the customer and let them decide, and usually go with the staggered grout line and looks fine.
But your is to close to install as is, either cut each one down or return and buy something else, may even find a 3"x14 or 16" would work fine and have less grout joints over all on the edge.

joecaption 04-10-2013 07:26 PM

The outside trim is not suppost to line up with the grout lines.
I would have cut the first bull nose so it fell in the middle of the tiles.

funfool 04-10-2013 07:36 PM

Or that, just cut the first one and rest would be fine. :wallbash:
I was just looking at the photo closer, looks to me the tile on the right is shrter then the tile on the left.
Tops line up but not the bottom.

clancaster23 04-10-2013 08:54 PM

I think I'll cut the first one in half and just put the rest on below that. I just though they were supposed to match up even with every two tiles. Thanks guys.

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