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Unread 02-18-2014, 10:20 PM   #1
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Mitering Corners

I am posting this here even though I generally get bumped to the other forum because I want to get the opinion of the most professionals.

I am curious how many of you miter corners as opposed to using a metal edge such as Schluter on outside corners. I am talking about porcelain mostly when bullnosing isn't a good option. I do it quite a bit because often I like the look better than metal edge but it is more time consuming and maybe I should be more open to edging. Wondering if I'm in the minority.

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Unread 02-18-2014, 10:51 PM   #2
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I do it when a customer asks. Did it on a set of stairs once, that was a pita.
Cant find a picture at the moment. Did a few shower niches as well
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You are not in minority Figaro .

Mitered corners are the first option for us , then the rest . However , the mitered corners are also the most fragile of all . Extra care for an aesthetically result .
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Found a couple
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Miter corners certainly nice but are a real pita. The metal trim can look more contemporary and with a lot of the larger rectified stuff going around it seems to blend right in IMO.
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I dont think metal edge would have looked good here.
Also dont much like the idea of slippery tile on the stairs, but its what the customer wanted.

I like the look, I just want to get paid for it. Some customers will.
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When the customer asks, we do: (pics before the grout)

These 39 inch long paper thin ceramic tiles were a bear to back miter, and we told them of the risk of chipping, but the color matched perfectly and a profile was not original to the design of this historic home.
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quirk mitre

that's what it's called . . . no idea how I know that . . .

we do it frequently -- large format porcelain . . . we upcharge

It's not easy, as it more or less mandates a plumb and square substrate --otherwise your miter will flair which looks like crap.

We generally leave 1/8th reveal on the edge or it's just too brittle.

We make the cut, leaving the 1/8 th reveal and detail with a polisher . . . 100 grit leaves a usable clean edge that looks factory.

3 planes to a corner are a reeeeeal thrill.
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Is it a quirk if they're 135?
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Just got back here, thanks for the replies. Some awfully nice work/pics. I use a Dewalt saw, and generally cut on the factory edge leaving a little as shown in the illustration. Tedious and tricky to get it right (at least for me) but does look nice when done right. Anyway, that's how I do it. Thanks again.
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You can also do it with stone slabs Figaro .

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Can you please show how you make those miter cuts?

Those mitered outside corners look great but I can't really visualize how the cuts are made. Do your tile saws have the ability to rotate the blade, or are you using something to hold the tile at an angle as it goes through the blade?

Thanks for sharing any tips.
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