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Unread 12-17-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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Subway tile Original style brand.

Has anyone installed this stuff before. It has a beveled edge. I have large job coming up where this stuff is going in showers and wainscot. I'm assuming I'll have to cope all the inside corners unless someone has a better idea. Please comment and post pics if you have used this particular tile. Thanks.
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Unread 12-17-2013, 10:20 PM   #2
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See if they make halves. SOme manufacturers do. The inside corners are easy, its what happens on the free end where the tile stops.
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Unread 12-17-2013, 10:38 PM   #3
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Hi Paul yeah they do make halves. I just had the GC order 80 of them.
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The ones that I used were marble so I was able to make my own halves. I would think that beveling the inside corners would be preferable to coping? Unless they aren't plumb.

There will be big gaps where the faucet trim covers the bevels. I filled my outlet covers in with white caulk. Also grouting is a pain.

edit: I added the last photo that sort of shows the caulk at the gap at the outlet cover


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Hopefully they makes halves mike.The one thing that always amazed me is all the abnormal tiles out there with no way to transition them at the end cuts.
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Grouting is truly a pain, as it was with the old "pin cushion" edge floor tiles. It's difficult to wash the excess grout out of the bevel without going beyond the top of the actual grout joint. It works after the learning curve has been conquered, but it takes a while, and it's still much slower than grouting hard shouldered tiles.
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Had some similar limestone tile with the heavy bevels. No problem to bevel edges since it was stone.

For grouting, made the end of a stick shaped to fit in the bevels, and tooled-out the excess grout before trying to wash. Worked ok
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Mike, the place I've always been displeased with when using these tiles is when a cover plate falls across two of them in a splash.

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This is the limestone.

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Ouch. That's a good pic of the problem Ryan & Jim were describing. You have to spend a lot of time with your layout on these to plan outlets & shower valves, etc. exactly. One that falls like in Marty's pic needs a layout change, or if that's not possible then replumbing or a new tile selection. That's just not ok.
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Looks like the corner of that tile in the last pic has a small hairline crack in it.
I have run across the issues with this tile also.
I have learned to dislike it and will persuade a customer from using it if I have the chance.
I actually had a well lets call it a discussion with the tile store saleslady one time. The bullnose was just one glazed edge which came in either the 4 inch or the eight inch side.
Well they told my customer she needed the 4 inch side done.
I told them basically neither of them will work well with this tile.You need finished halves for the edge profile to be the same.
She said her builder who is very good buys this stuff all the time and that's how he does it....
I bit my tongue got a couple of Schluter white vinyl edges for it and ended the tile on the 1/4 offset to have the same edge profile.
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The install in that pic had a computer drawn design schematic with very specific layout dimensions. The whole room was wainscot-ed, and tied into a pony wall at a set height etc. we couldn't "play" with the layout

House was a spec, so the builder didn't care about the plumbing, or the way more glaring problem created by a chair rail and some dome liner running through the entire shower which conflicted with a frameless glass door hinging on a wall with the aforementioned items protruding. Of course, the glazer couldn't deal with it, so guess who had to come back weeks later to figure out the "scoop" needed to clear the glass (and of course create it)?

Some day, it sure would be nice if other trades wishing to sell and install their items could just take care of their install by themselves without the tile guy having to come to their rescue
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Beveled tile is evil! I just went 100 hours over on a job trying to make this stuff work. Evil!
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