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Old 10-03-2013, 05:35 AM   #1
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Incorporating stair spindles when tiling with porcelaine


Whats the best way to incorporate baluster spindles into porcelaine tile? I'm thinking of removing the spindles from the baluster, cutting them to the new lenght and pinning them into per drilled holes in the tile. Thoughts?

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Is it safe to assume you are tiling a stair case?

If this is a balcony---add a wood stair nosing--I don't like the idea of holes into the tile so close to the edge---this is a fragile area---

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Mike,

Its not a staircase. This is a short railing (60") with approximately 6 spindles, a newel post and 1/2 post butted against the wall on the main floor along a floor opening with 2 steps down leading to a mid level acces landing to my garage access.
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60 inches with 6 spindles will not pass code, insurance will not pay if out of code.
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Ok It's more like 5 spindles @ 30". But that's not the issue.
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As to the issue, I agree with Mike, about the weakness drilled that close to the edge. Another issue will be the spindles will become loose as there is little to glue to on the bottom, also tile and wood expand at different rates.
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Thanks ! I've decided to attach the spindles to a shoe moullding and tile around the shoe instead

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