Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile Tile Monthly Magazine

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books   Buy a TYW Shirt

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > Tile Forum/Advice Board

Sponsors


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-12-2007, 07:18 AM   #1
timo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: The Keystone State
Posts: 189
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.

SPECIALTY SUPPLIERS?
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?

SPECIAL PREPARATION?
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?

Thanks
timo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 06-12-2007, 07:56 AM   #2
Shaughnn
Tile Contractor & Trowel Monkey
 
Shaughnn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Kent, Washin'ton
Posts: 11,567
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.
Shaughnn
__________________
Capua Custom Tile & Stone; Seattle, Washington
Member- National Tile Contractors Association
Card-carrying Schluter Systems installer
Certified WEDI Board installer
NuHeat radiant heating system "Qualified Installer"

"Working is more fun with cookies" ~ Tim Gunn
Shaughnn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Buy John's New Book!   Tile Your World Online Store   Contractors Direct Tile Tool Store   Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:44 AM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2009 John Bridge & Associates, LLC