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Old 10-11-2018, 09:42 AM   #1
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Schluter around Niche, profile orientation?

Hi All,

We are in the middle of a bathroom remodel. We wanted to add a niche to the shower, and the contractor made one of custom size.

The tiling is now going up, and we requested a schluter edge around the niche. I came home and saw what they had done and was very confused, as they put the thicker edge of the schluter on the inside edge of the niche. As a result, you really don't even notice the schluter at all.

I've attached a picture of how it looks, as well as a picture of how I expected it to look.

When I approached the contractor of why it was this way, he said that is how they always do it. Annoyance with that comment aside, I did a google image search and literally could not find a single example of someone orienting the shcluter with the edging on the inside. I sent him like 15 pictures of it all on the outside edge and he got all defensive.

Anyways, my questions are:

1. Am I crazy? is the way he installed this uncommon? It seems like most people like to see the actual schluter edging.

2. Is there anything fundamentally wrong with this installation? I really don't have the extra money for them to tear it out and redo it .. But I want to know if this is just an aesthetic issue, or should I have concerns?

thanks to all in advance!
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:12 AM   #2
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Which profile was used? Did you buy the profiles?
The profile in your niche is different than that in the sample picture.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:36 AM   #3
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I did not purchase the profiles. The profile that was used is a just a straight "L" shape .. similar to the schluter jolly profile.

I'm not sure what should have been used to achieve the look I wanted. I just have never seen anywhere in person or online where someone opted to have the schulter visible edge be on the inside of the niche.

And I'm wondering if this is installation is a bad practice or now.
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:43 PM   #4
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Totally preference. I personally like seeing more tile and less metal on mine.


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Old 10-11-2018, 12:49 PM   #5
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:38 PM   #6
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Thanks James .. Glad to see how you did yours is like how they did mine. Not my preference, but not bad looking either.

Most important for me to know is that it's not an issue.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:30 PM   #7
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Yep.. looks like you either wanted the Quadec or Rondec. I'm sure it will still look good in the end though
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:47 PM   #8
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I prefer it they way you currently have it. Doesn't take away from the tile or bring your eye to it. No need to 'frame' a niche. I unfortunately couldn't do it that way in my current niche otherwise I would have.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:06 PM   #9
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I like how your installer did it way better than the picture you posted.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:29 AM   #10
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prefer the way your installer did it as well
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:45 AM   #11
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Looks like your installer at least took the time to miter the corners and judging by the small pic, looks like they fit pretty good together.
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