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04-23-2008, 01:27 PM
First time tiler needs help. We have a 'U' shaped kitchen. We are tiling our kitchen backsplash in 4x4 Durango Cream travertine with 2x2 glass inserts. We will use a 4x4 glass insert as a focal point centered over the stove. Our pattern is to use a 2x4 tile as the bottom row, then a 1/2" pencil rail, then start our diagonal field. Our question is how do we do the inside corners with the diagonal. Do we just use the cut off piece from one wall to continue onto the next wall? Some pictures would help. Thanks in advance for you help!
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04-23-2008, 02:37 PM
NG - if you go to the blue bar above - under user cp there is a place to add your name to your posts.

This isn't a backsplash and isn't the best picture but to give you some idea - yes you do want to continue the pattern - just like you folded it thru the corner.

Keep in mind when cutting your tile - don't run the cut all the way into the corner - you need to cut it so that the pc you cut off will match up on the adjacent wall. If you cut it all the way to the next wall - the pc you cut off will be too short. Not sure I am explaining that right - does it make any sense to you?

04-24-2008, 04:25 AM
What John said. Stop your tile from the corner the thickness of the tile plus a grout line width. The cut off piece will fit on the adjacent wall.

04-24-2008, 08:39 AM
you could also take a peiece of paper the same size as th tile then lay out the cut line and grout line, then cut this out and then trace it onto the piece to cut, so when done it will be perfect. don't know if pro's do it that way ,but hey, who's watching!LOL

04-24-2008, 11:32 AM
Thanks for the picture and explanations! It makes sense and we'll try it this weekend. Wish us luck!