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Unread 04-07-2016, 11:37 AM   #1
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Travertine outside corner

Hi,

I am going to be installing some 3x6 honed travertine in a subway pattern in a bathroom. I was going to bullnose the outside corner, but then I had a thought to weave the corners, and polishing the flat exposed edge to match the honed surface. Google comes up blank, which makes me think this is might be a crazy idea. Has anyone done this, and if so, do you have a picture?

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Unread 04-07-2016, 12:02 PM   #2
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I've done the exact thing of which you speak.

To me, it's a nice way to make a corner with a brick pattern. If you have the right tile to do it with.

Only thing is, pics of that are on my home pc.

Will see if I can dredge them up for you this evening.
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Unread 04-07-2016, 12:19 PM   #3
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I've done the exact thing of which you speak.

To me, it's a nice way to make a corner with a brick pattern. If you have the right tile to do it with.

Only thing is, pics of that are on my home pc.

Will see if I can dredge them up for you this evening.
Great, thank you!
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Unread 04-08-2016, 06:07 AM   #4
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Here are the pics.

They are not as clear as I remembered!

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Nice work Nelson !
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Thanks, Paul. That means a lot from you!

I'd say the same back to you, with you I just need an autoresponder for every time you post a pic!
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Unread 04-08-2016, 07:45 AM   #7
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Thank you! I will show this to the boss for approval.
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Trying to match a honed surface is MUCH easier than a highly polished one, but even that is possible with the right tools.
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Thank you for the pictures and advice! Your tile work is fantastic!
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This is gorgeous.

We are buying a new house, and we are going to be tiling an 8' wide by 10' high fireplace wall. I found a nice brushed travertine. We will have outside corners to wrap. How are these edges created? Do you use an angle grinder? Can anyone direct us to some videos or how to's on how to accomplish this?

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Are they just 90 degree corners (like Nelson's second picture)? That's how I installed mine, and I used wet sand paper to hone the cut sides. I started using a wet polisher, but it was really overkill for something soft like travertine.

If you are doing corners on a 45, then that is out of my league and I would wait for the experts to chime in.
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I use these inexpensive polishing pads from harbor freight. https://www.harborfreight.com/5-piec...set-65287.html

You can usually get to a honed finish on travertine with just the 80 and 220 grit wheels. You can get a full polish on marble type stones by running 80 through 600.
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Yep, what Greg said. If you look at Nelson's last pick, he made that corner like that because of the big round radius on the sheetrock above. If that would have been a square corner then he would have made it like his first pics show. In those first pics you can see that he alternates the hang over tile as he went up. You can do it that or you can make the hang over tiles all on the same wall. Nice looking work, Nelson.
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Thank you. Yes. It will be 90* corners.
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