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Old 03-03-2018, 10:00 PM   #1
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Finishing off tile cut as baseboard

12 x 24 tiles are cut as baseboard. How can I finishing off the tops? Tile store recommended a stone pencil tile however Im having second thoughts as the pencil tile is not exactly the right color. Can a silicone caulk be used in a color that matches the grout?
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Old 03-03-2018, 10:43 PM   #2
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I did exactly that in two bathrooms. Looks fine and even the missus (whos more than just a bit critical) hasn't made any comments. It just blends in. I made a tooling tool from a scrap piece of plastic that forms the silicone into a shallow wedge over the top edge of the tile. Not making a mess with silicone took some practice for me, so give it a few goes with some generic silicone as a test before using the color matched stuff on the real deal.
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Old 03-03-2018, 10:52 PM   #3
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i do lots of tile skirtings, i finish the top with a tile trim....
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better pic to see trim, i didnt pick the ugly tile...
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Old 03-04-2018, 03:23 AM   #5
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This is precisely the reason there are profiles made for tile. At least a few companies make them, but the largest selection is probably from www.schluter.com. Caulk can work as well as can profiling the edge with a tool if it's a through-body porcelain. Depends on the look you want to achieve.
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Another vote for tile trim, really gives that professional finished look
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Many of the tile edging profiles are not very flexible, so if your wall is not flat, the tile will still be up against the wall, but the profile will not. Check your wall first with a long straightedge, or you may be disappointed. It works really well when the surface is flat, though.
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