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Old 06-12-2007, 07:18 AM   #1
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Cove base & contoured corners

I would like to eliminate hard 90 degree angles in the shower, by using concave tile in the base corners, and by using curved tiles where wall touches wall. I would also like to use a flat-top cove base throughout the room, wherever tiled wall meets tiled floor.

Are there tile companies that continue to supply such contoured trim pieces? I am not having much luck finding them, even when they do appear on the websites in the trim sections. These pieces are being discontinued, I was told. Although I have found flat-top cove bases, color choices are very limited. Would you like that in white ... or white?

Does a mud bed have to be specially prepared to support the cove trim pieces where wall meets floor?

Is there a special way to prepare the wall substrate to support contoured trim in the corners where wall meets wall?

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Old 06-12-2007, 07:56 AM   #2
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Hi Timo,
I know that Dal still makes cove base, and will make them in most of their colors as a special order. I'm sure that Florida still makes them too. Crossville makes cove base for their quarry tile and might make that trim for porcelains and ceramics also?
No really special prep needed, though the void caused by the arc of the cove base should be back-buttered to give it support.
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