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Old 12-14-2002, 06:31 PM   #1
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What to use instead of bullnose tiles?

Need some ideas on what to use as a border around the tiles on the bathtub wall? There isn't a matching bullnose tile to use and I don't like the unfinished look that the 6x6 tiles have? Any ideas?
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Old 12-14-2002, 06:37 PM   #2
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Hi Newbie,

There are always Schluter trims, some of which are available at Home Depot.

http://www.schluter.com
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Old 12-14-2002, 07:05 PM   #3
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Hi Newbie

Schluter Rondec is what you need.
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Old 12-14-2002, 07:12 PM   #4
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what to use instead of bullnose tiles?

Can these be applied after the tiling is done??/
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Old 12-14-2002, 07:14 PM   #5
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It is possible to install Schiene, Rondec, etc after the tile is set, but I wouldn't recommend it. Great care must be taken to set the tile so that the area under the tile is free of thinset where the flange of the trim slides in. Also, thinset needs to be shoved under there before sliding the trim piece in, and then the thinset oozes out, and it gets to be a mess....

It's easiest to do it all in the normal sequence.
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Old 12-14-2002, 10:07 PM   #6
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I wouldn't recommend a DIY'er/Newbie try something like that. Install the edging with the tile as it is intended to be installed.
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Old 12-15-2002, 07:32 AM   #7
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Newbie,

Are you saying your tiles are already installed? If that's the case, your best bet is to find a surface cap (S-4269) that, while it won't completely match, will co-ordinate with the tiles. S-4269 is a universal identification number that all tile sellers are familiar with.
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Old 12-17-2002, 12:43 PM   #8
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Get the tile bullnosed

I had the same problem, but wanted to use the same tile as the floor for windowsills. I found a local stone worker who was able to bullnose the floor tile. This only works if the tile is a consistent color throughout, but it is possible to get the tile ground along the edge to provide a good transition.

The cost was $5 per liniar foot. That is more expensive than buying a bullnose tile, but the match is nice.
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Old 12-17-2002, 04:29 PM   #9
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We get $10 around here.
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