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Old 07-28-2017, 12:50 PM   #1
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Drywall to Tile transition - Dealing with mismatch of thickness!!!


HI Guys - i'm trying to deal with the transition between drywall and travertine for a bathroom project i'm doing. I can't seem to locate bullnose to deal with the thickness difference and need some suggestions to address.

I have included a picture to show exactly what i'm talking about - the upper part is just general to show the 2 materials coming together and where the shower frame is at. the 2nd part of the picture (profile view) shows the 3/8" difference and the problem i'm having.



I am trying to make this not look janky - need some suggestions/help!!! Thanks in advance


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You need to get what's called a Schluter edge. Its an aluminum edge that you use to terminate tile. I don't know if you shop at home depot, but they have a selection of various edges. Bullnose or square.
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You need to get what's called a Schluter edge. Its an aluminum edge that you use to terminate tile. I don't know if you shop at home depot, but they have a selection of various edges. Bullnose or square.


Ahh ok yes. That makes sense. Hopefully they come in polished bronze as well to match the motif of everything in there.

Now looking a little more at the schulter edge, it looks like that is supposed to be installed before the stone is laid, no? If so then dang it!


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Cut some pieces and extend the tiling a few inches.
Make it look like a border that is supposed to be there.
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Just find a trim piece that would look good.
http://www.stonecontact.com/travertine-trim
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Really great suggestions all - they all make logical sense. i appreciate it. i think the course of action will be to see if there is a schulter that comes in a different color and if look at a closely matching bullnose. really appreciate it . thanks again
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Hopefully they come in polished bronze as well to match the motif of everything in there.
I know HD has them in a brushed antique bronze finish.
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I know HD has them in a brushed antique bronze finish.


Awesome! Thanks so much!
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