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Old 02-21-2014, 05:46 PM   #1
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Internal Corners With Subway Tile

Greetings all,

I'm sure a thread answering this question is in this forum somewhere, but for the life of me I can't find it. Sorry if this is a duplicate question, or just so simple that I'm an idiot for asking. Here is my question...

On the internal corners of a shower or room, how do I create the effect of the subway tile looking continuous as they go from one wall to the other? I see it done across multiple projects when I search the internet, but I don't really find a solid explanation on how to do it.

For reference, I'm tiling my bathroom from the chair rail to the floor on all 4 walls. Two of the walls are touching the 1930s tub that I installed.

Thanks for any guidance, or links to other threads

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Chaci,

That is what we call "wrapping the corner"

We achieve that by taking the cut off section of the cut tile on the adjoining wall to start the row on the next wall. You can also use a piece very close to that size if it makes a difference on the other end of the row.

Have you read the Subway Tile Tutorial and looked at the great pics the Pro's here have posted?
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Perfect!!!!! I can't tell you how much I appreciate the comment and link!!! Thanks for the help.
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Space between tub and subway tile???

I feel like this should be a simple question, but I'm seen multiple suggestions. So, could someone please tell me how much space should be between the subway tile and the tub, and why...

I keep hearing 1/8 inch, but then someone argues for 1/16 inch. Thanks for helping me settle this debate...at least in my head.

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Chaci,

The answer is easy; enough room to get a decent bead of caulk between the tile and the tub

1/16" would be too small as the caulk would be on the surface and peel right off. 1/8" is the gap we normally use as its the thinnest that still looks nice and functions well.

Some really nice guy wrote a caulking tutorial which can be found in our library inn decks.
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Chaci, it'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. We can give it a more generic title any time you'd like to suggest one.
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