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Old 12-01-2006, 06:47 AM   #1
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Kitchen Floor check, cabinets check, counter top........

I completed my kitchen floor project which is barely visible from the picture but it is nothing exciting. I did make my own walnut cabinets which you see in the picture a little more exciting. Anyway I am trying to lay out the counter tops for tile as you will see I have an tile edge to go around the outside I need to figure the layout out so I can trim the plywood off to the final size. I cut it way too big so I could lay it out perfect I want full tiles at the edge and back of the L part my problem occurs at the inside corner and how to make it look right. Any ideas? Oh I will be putting backer board over the plywood and tiling up the wall I got mastic is that ok?



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Old 12-01-2006, 08:11 PM   #2
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Hi there, gotta first name we can use? You can miter them onna 45 so they fit in the corner.
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:54 PM   #3
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It's Ben thanks
I was going to miter those corners however the problem is the increased grout space at the corner even if it is mitered between the edge pieces and the tile field.......
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Old 12-02-2006, 09:50 AM   #4
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Hi Ben, are the rail pieces the same length as the field? If so, there's no way to miter the rail pieces and keep the joints lined up without also cutting the field (lets say 12x12) pieces, especially on the outside corner. The inside corner might work if you start your miter at the very corner of the rail leaving it 12 inches long at the longest point. We break the joints many times on the trim pieces from the field.

I would put down a membrane over the plywood, Ditra or Protecto Wrap.
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Old 12-02-2006, 08:59 PM   #5
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Hi Ben. I built custom cabinets in a mudroom a few months ago and I also added the ceramic countertops. I had some of the same issues with the edges and corners not matching up exactly the way I wanted them. As a last resort, I went with the oak counter trim and painted it. I glazed my cabinets and I painted the counter trim the same color as my glaze which was a dark brown. At first I was disappointed that I had to go with the wood, but it has been the first thing everyone has commented on when they see it. From an interior design standpoint, the use of different elements is always pleasing to the eye.

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Old 12-03-2006, 07:20 AM   #6
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Well here it is, We decieded to cheat a little on the grout lines and make up for that corner. It looks pretty good I think not perfect but I think it is fine. Thanks all for the advise, there is 1/2 durock on top of the ply.



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Old 12-04-2006, 08:53 AM   #7
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Any comments on how this looks?

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