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Old 01-06-2014, 06:37 PM   #1
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How to deal with this gap?


I took up the linoleum in my master bathroom, and I'm going to replace it with tile. However, as you can see from the pics, there is a 1 inch gap where the backsplash stuff meets the bathroom cabinets. I chose to use backsplash stuff as a border because it looks good, it was cheap, and no one is really ever going to be stepping on it anyway. Not with it right up against the wall like that.

Anyway, with everything lined out perfectly like in the pics, there is still a 1" gap where the backsplash tile meets the cabinet. So how do I deal with that gap? Should I just cut a 1 inch strip out of the brown 12x12 tiles that you can see there in the middle? And lay that down between the backsplash tiles and the cabinet? I must admit that I'm at a loss on this one.












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One additional row of the "backsplash stuff" wont fit? Looks like it in the pic and it would look better that the brown tiles

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You have no spacing in the brown tiles and there not sitting in the center of the room.
Go with 1/4 spacing and center the tiles. 1/4 rd. will cover the gap.

Another way would be to add a piece of 1X under the cabinet to bring the kick plate out and add 1/4 rd.
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One additional row of the "backsplash stuff" wont fit? Looks like it in the pic and it would look better that the brown tiles
I thought about doing that, but then I'd have one row of backsplash with 4 tiles in the row, and all the other areas would only have 3. So that one would be wider, and you just might be able to notice. I worry about the little details, and am a perfectionist. I have to get it just right, if I can see something, or know about something, then it just won't do. Only get one chance to do this right.

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You have no spacing in the brown tiles and there not sitting in the center of the room.
Go with 1/4 spacing and center the tiles. 1/4 rd. will cover the gap.

Another way would be to add a piece of 1X under the cabinet to bring the kick plate out and add 1/4 rd.
So you are saying use 1/4 thick grout? That is a little extreme, and I prefer 1/16" thick spaces. Its just my taste. I like the 1/4 round idea, but I do not know what a piece of "1X" is.
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So you are saying use 1/4 thick grout? That is a little extreme, and I prefer 1/16" thick spaces. Its just my taste. I like the 1/4 round idea, but I do not know what a piece of "1X" is.
1 by is a board 1 inch (actually measured at 3/4") BY the height of the toe kick
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