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Old 12-27-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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Bullnose options

Hello All!

I started my backsplash last weekend and got about half done. While thinking about how Im gonna do the side walls I realized that I have no clue on how to handle the tile to wall transition. The 3X6 tumbled marble tiles I bought dont have a bull nosed trim pieces so Im kinda lost on how to do this.

Any suggestions?

Here are two pics that might help:


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Old 12-28-2007, 11:24 PM   #2
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Is there a way to replicate..........

the edge on a tumbled marble tile that has been cut?

Im hoping to finish my backsplash tomorrow morning, Im still unclear how to deal with the half tiles (3x6's laid in a running bond) where the tile wall will be terminated at the ends of the countertop.


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(pics in my other thread if you need to look at them.)
http://johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=57266
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:29 PM   #3
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Round them a bit with your saw blade. Don't polish. Should look o.k. Also try to put the factory edge out, and the newly made edge inside the feild.
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:32 PM   #4
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Try a random orbital sander with sandpaper on those edges. Experiment a little.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:07 AM   #5
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Tia,
Instead of wasting your time doing all that, just cut the piece in half,
use the factory edge out as a finished trim piece, bull nose per say.
I do it and most other installers do this same thing.
it's the best way to terminate an ending of a tumbled marble back splash.

others will agree
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:55 AM   #6
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:57 AM   #7
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MANY THANX TO ALL!

especially the last two for including a pic that helps me out a lot!

Oh and TIA = 'thnx in advance' ceramictec....

Hopefully after today Ill be moving onto the floor.....rather than starting a new thread tho, Ill ask them in my original kitchen thread.


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Old 12-29-2007, 02:57 PM   #8
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haha on the TIA,
I actually know a girl named TIA so I just thought it was your name....lol
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I also did a 6x6 tumbled Travertine job and cut 3/4" slices and butted the
cut side to the wall as a trim, it looked great , like a small ledge.
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Wow, very nice Brian.
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:31 AM   #12
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Yep, nice edge treatment, Brian. Peoples is alla time axin' about how to deal with those very places on their backsplashes.

Maybe you could send large copies of those pichers to Mikey The Liberrian (Mike2) so's he could pewt'em inna photo forum.
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:34 AM   #13
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sure thing CX,
there the only 2 ways I know of to edge the Tumbled Travertine with the same material you are using.
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I found that cutting with a saw then shaping with a file to the desired profile, worked for me.
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Old 12-30-2007, 12:01 PM   #15
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There's a number of good examples here from both Richie and Brian. Think I'll create a new thread in the Liberry called "Bullnose Options", then link to this entire thread.

To that end Brian, add a post here with some DIY instructions on creating that half-round/pencil liner type edge. Feel free to add more pictures if you have some.

Here's an open invitation to others as well. If you have another bullnose method or examples to display, this would be a good place to do it.


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