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Unread 08-19-2004, 08:59 PM   #1
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I was in Germany and I was taking pictures of bathroom tile work

You people have corrupted me. I was in Germany last week and noticed something I hadn't seen before on the tile in the bathroom and thought I'd take a picture of it to show it here. I've not seen this sort of thing before, and was wondering if it's something available here in the states or not.







It seems to be some sort of metal corner protection that's got a porcelain or similar coating. If I hazard a guess, I'd go looking at Schluter for such a thing, I suppose. Still, just somewhat surprised not to have seen this in the US (heck, or even elsewhere in Europe) before this.
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Unread 08-19-2004, 09:29 PM   #2
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Well, Doug, you didn't think Herr Schluter was Eye-talian, didja?

I bet you'll find that on the Schluter site. I've seen the pros hereabouts discussing that sort of trim many times, and Schluter is always the name that comes up.
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Unread 08-19-2004, 09:56 PM   #3
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You will indeed find it on the Schluter site. It sure looks familiar to me as I used that trim in my shower! It is Schluter "Jolly" trim.. It comes in metal or plastic with various finishes/colors. The plastic I used seems to have a pretty tough durable finish and was very easy to work with.

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Heheh. Doug, I'm glad to see you got out of the house once this year.

That is indeed Schluter. Much nicer than round-edged tiles, eh? (Sorry, John - I mean: huh, eh? )
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Unread 08-20-2004, 03:40 PM   #5
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Hi Doug,

As the others said it is Schluter but others over there make it, too, I believe. Actually I have done a bathroom near Cologne in Germany exactly with that stuff. They don't use quarter rounds over there, can't get them for most tile.

One reason I and others used it is to prevent a slip and fall from becoming an emergency room event. The round profiles muffle the blow to heads or elbows quite a bit.

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Rondec anyone?

Wow, this is great! Yet more Schluter products to enhance my bathroom remodel. Has anyone here used the chrome or other metalic colored profiles, such as Rondec, on their projects? If so, does it look nice? Do you have photos?
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Unread 08-20-2004, 08:35 PM   #7
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Hi Laura.

Here's a backsplash using brushed stainless steel Rondec on the outer edge, with Designline in the field.
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Why, that's rather attractive, Mike. That your work?
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Unread 08-20-2004, 10:12 PM   #9
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Thanks, Mike. That's really beautiful work there. Thanks for taking the time to post the photos!
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Yeah, that's mine. Ain't my wife lucky?
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Thats the sort of stuff we use here. Mind you I would mitre my internal corner cuts.
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Very nice Mike!!
She would have been luckier had you done the entire backsplash though ya cheapskate

I know, left over from a job and only enough to do behind the stove.excuses excuses
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