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Unread 05-28-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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Need advice on quirk mitered corners/edges

I'm tiling a small square table top with some extra ceramic tile that I've had laying around for a while. This is my first tiling job so please bear with me if this is a stupid question. I didn't have any bull nose edging to match this tile so I'm quirk mitered all the edge/corner pieces for the table top. My problem I'm not sure how big of a grout line to leave between the horizontal edge and the vertical edge pieces, and between the corner edge pieces. Should I space them the same amount that I've spaced the tiles on the top of the table(3/8") and fill with grout? or should the mitered edges/corners be touching one another? My gut tells me that I should have the corner miters flush against each other and everything else spaced at 3/8", but I wanted to make sure.

Again, I'm sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, but I was unable to find any pictures of a counter/table edge that is quirk mitered to go by.
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Unread 05-28-2008, 06:07 PM   #2
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IMO using a very small groutline will give you the most aesthetically pleasing result.
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Unread 05-28-2008, 07:58 PM   #3
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I'll second a grout line, but 3/8" is too big for this on the corners IMHO.

It would add to the cost, which you may not want to do, but you could dress it up quite nicely if you used some tile edging profiles like those from www.schluter.com. Rondec is nice, but the thing that really adds is not that, but the corners. You can miter the stuff, but it will leave a sharp edge. If SS was you choice, you could probably smooth them over . The anodized aluminum would show the raw aluminum color if you cleaned the cut edge too much or rounded it over. They do have profiles in plastic, too.
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