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Unread 08-09-2019, 02:11 PM   #1
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Baseboard over wall tile

I am installing marble 12x12 as wainscoting. It will be 48" high x 72" long on a 10' wall, the run of tile stopping short by 4'. The tile will be installed over the sheetrock so the wainscoting (tile) will be bumped out mid-wall by the 1/2" thickness of the marble plus thinset.

I'm trying to figure a way to run the wood baseboard along the sheetrock, then over the bumped out section of marble that will look professional.

One end of the wall is an inside corner, the other end terminates at a doorjamb.

So far I haven't come up with anything.

Any ideas?


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Unread 08-09-2019, 03:29 PM   #2
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Welcome, Bill.

Number of ways to make it look "professional." Only way to make it look appealing is to ask Mrs. Bill what she'd like.

You could just follow the wall profile with the baseboard, turning the corner from the bare wall onto the tile wall. That little piece to make the corner might not be the most fun you have that day, 'specially with stain grade baseboard, but it's certainly doable and not at all uncommon.

You could also put a half-inch spacer behind the baseboard where there is no tile. Perhaps rising slightly above the top of the baseboard with some sort of complimentary profile on it.

You could run a row of tile the last four feet behind the baseboard.

Without actually seeing your application it's difficult to guess what might look most presentable, but being my own trim man on many new houses and remodels, I know you can make it look "professional."

My opinion; worth price charged.

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Some of that wood trim can be very difficult to cut into narrow pieces if the profile is especially thin at any part.

I'd probably set a Schluter profile on the floor/wall joint, and a different one where the tile terminates.

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Unread 08-09-2019, 05:47 PM   #4
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Got a picture of the situation? I’ll sometimes use a plinth block to deal with transition between materials of different thicknesses and shape.

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Unread 08-10-2019, 07:59 AM   #5
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Thanks folks. Moc-up pictures attached.

Plinth block might be the way to go.
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