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DiyCR fan 03-22-2013 11:49 AM

How high should my ceramic tile moulding be?
 
How high should my ceramic tile moulding be? It will go onto drywall with FlexBond Crack Prevention Mortar. I've had advice ranging from 1 1/2 to 2. I am gonna cut the moulding from full tiles 12 x 18 or from leftover tiles that were cut for floor edges. Also is drywall strong enough to hold the ceramic moulding of 18 wide, or should I make them 12 wide? Thank you

joecaption 03-22-2013 03:54 PM

No clue what you mean by tile moulding.

DiyCR fan 03-22-2013 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1143141)
No clue what you mean by tile moulding.

sorry if i didn't use the correct term. I believe it's referred to as floor molding or base molding (after you've laid all the tiles down onto the floor, molding would be put onto the bottom of the walls near the floor, directly above the tiles, all around the room)

joecaption 03-22-2013 05:53 PM

And how do you plan on covering up the rough flat top edges?
Far better look to go with real base trim.
A real base would have a rounded edge at the top.

DiyCR fan 03-22-2013 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1143282)
And how do you plan on covering up the rough flat top edges?
Far better look to go with real base trim.
A real base would have a rounded edge at the top.

I agree rounded edges look better, but my sister does not mind... plus she doesn't want to pay extra for molding... she'd rather i cut up molding from the full tiles. I'll probably sand the edges.

joecaption 03-22-2013 08:17 PM

It can be any height she thinks looks good.
Most bases are around 3-1/4 to 5-1/4 but there's no set rule.

Dorado 03-22-2013 08:41 PM

Sanding tile releases silica dust which is dangerous. Try to find cap molding to put on top of the tile and limit the sanding, or just a plain flat piece of wooden molding. Better to sand the wood than the tile.

DiyCR fan 03-22-2013 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Dorado (Post 1143452)
Sanding tile releases silica dust which is dangerous. Try to find cap molding to put on top of the tile and limit the sanding, or just a plain flat piece of wooden molding. Better to sand the wood than the tile.

Tyvm for that heads up Dorado :thumbsup:

DiyCR fan 03-22-2013 08:58 PM

If my sister is willing to pay extra for wood base molding, will thinset be appropriate to stick the wood molding to drywall? I noticed an article saying to nail it into drywall, which is fine but one wall in this room has cinder blocks behind the drywall

If yes, should i paint the walls first?

Does thinset stick to latex paint?

*Gonna show this to my sister http://www.homedepot.com/p/Woodgrain...6#.UU0RL1fO3kA

Dorado 03-22-2013 10:05 PM

Use steel cut masonry nails (that's what Home Depot calls them) to attach molding to concrete.

JazMan 03-22-2013 10:43 PM

Do what you want, but I would not use wood base in a bathroom that has ceramic tiles on the floor. It just cheapens the entire room and may not look so good in a few years.

Anyone notice that molding in the link to the HD site? They call that base molding. Idiots!

Jaz

DiyCR fan 03-23-2013 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by JazMan (Post 1143538)
Do what you want, but I would not use wood base in a bathroom that has ceramic tiles on the floor. It just cheapens the entire room and may not look so good in a few years.

Anyone notice that molding in the link to the HD site? They call that base molding. Idiots!

Jaz

No, it's in a bedroom. That HD link... please tell me what it is. Can i still use it as base molding?

JazMan 03-23-2013 04:54 PM

Ceramic base is still best for a bedroom, but wood is ok too.

That molding in the HD link is window and door casing. Base looks more like this and is usually 3" and higher; http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051 There are many varieties though.

Jaz

cleveman 03-23-2013 07:08 PM

I would look for some tile with a 6-10" dimension and rip them in half. You can have a factory edge on the top then. Not a bull-nose, but a factory edge.

If you have a good wet saw or maybe a grinder to dress cuts with, then you could get 3 pieces out of 12 & 13" tile.

You'll want to caulk the joint between the baseboard tile and the floor.

DiyCR fan 03-23-2013 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by JazMan (Post 1144039)
Ceramic base is still best for a bedroom, but wood is ok too.

That molding in the HD link is window and door casing. Base looks more like this and is usually 3" and higher; http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051 There are many varieties though.

Jaz

so that mislabeled link by HD... can i still use it as "base molding"? I'm having trouble finding a base molding my sister likes. That has a cheap price & it's real wood :huh:


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