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Old 12-27-2009, 05:20 PM   #1
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Granite Tile Countertop Edging.

Hello Everyone,

I'm doing a poor man's granite tile countertop in my kitchen and I was wondering...

If I cut the tile using a wet saw, the 1/32 bevel will obviously disappear. To ensure an even-looking grout line (they will be butted together), can I use a honing stone and manually "sand off" a nice little bevel? My thinking is that the function of the bevel in the end-game is to hold the grout, thus covering the unpolished "manual bevel" that I created.

Thoughts please? Thank you all very much.



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Old 12-28-2009, 06:53 PM   #2
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You don't want to do that unless you are interested in growing mold and fungus and critters in those cracks between the tiles. It would be a breeding ground for all kinds of disgusting stuff.

Separate the tiles ever so slightly and grout the cracks with unsanded grout. THEN, you will be able to clean everything.

The edges of the cut tiles can be sanded or filed but if you don't separate the tiles slightly to give the grout a channel to lock into, simply grouting the small chamfers won't last beyond the first atmospheric change.


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Thanks Bud, I appreciate the answer.
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