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Unread 10-10-2011, 08:34 PM   #46
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Progress pictures for the voyeurs.

Going to try and get the shower floor tiles in tomorrow and glue that devious curb top back together..
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Unread 10-10-2011, 09:01 PM   #47
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For that decorative piece you have there...

I would cut the rope piece free from the little square pieces when you set the corner. Set the square pieces butted into one another in the corner, just as you would the wall tiles. Then miter the rope pieces and insert. Best of both worlds !
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Unread 10-10-2011, 09:42 PM   #48
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I've done just one quick dry fit with the lestello and I just didnt have enough material in the corners to pull off a miter. Even with a cope I might have to play with the spacing within the lestello. We'll see once the floor is in and I finish the wall end with the rondac, what space I have to work with.

The last remaining problem I foresee is what I'm going to do at the bottom end pieces of the shower tile where it will meet the bull-nose baseboard tile. Especially on that wall end next to the toilet where it will meet the vertical bull-nose of the wall end. I try not to think about it too much, it just gives me a headache. I'm hoping for a revelation when the time comes.
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Unread 10-26-2011, 03:03 PM   #49
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I need to once again tap the wisdom of the pros.

I'm down to my last few pieces of tile for the shower and base trim, but now I'm stumped by how to neatly join the baseboard tile with the shower edge bull-nose tile.

The outside corner one I dont have a clue how to approach.

The strait pieces I was thinking maybe a 45 into the bull-nose back towards the curb, and cut a 45 on the trim piece to slide in. ( _ / /_ ), or cut most of the painted bull nose off and just miter the top corner where the bull-noses meet, or back cut (cope) the the trim so it slides over the bull-nose and then grout the remainder..?
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Unread 10-28-2011, 06:42 AM   #50
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No suggestions on the proper way to miter these together?
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Unread 10-28-2011, 08:28 AM   #51
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Two ways I can thinnk of but I am no pro

1st would be to cut the bullnose off and then match 2 45s

Second and better imho would be to remove yellow section replace with regular square and then match the 45s.
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Unread 10-28-2011, 08:53 AM   #52
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Unread 10-28-2011, 09:52 AM   #53
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Thanks for the reply. Those were the 3 ways I could think of too. I was leaning towards your first example, shorter 45's are easier to match.

Any one have ideas on that outside corner? or try to do the same as above plus the 45 at the corner?

Maybe the pros dont run into this stuff because they avoid the situation in the first place with tile selection and layout. I didn't realize I had a problem until I got there.
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Unread 12-21-2011, 11:54 PM   #54
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Heres how I solved the same problem. I ended up doing something other than a 45 to make it work correctly. The bull nosed edges aren't perfectly lined up, but after you grout it nobody will ever notice, especially if you use larger grout lines.

After doing 1/16 grout lines on my floor, I wouldn't do it again.
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Unread 12-22-2011, 07:50 PM   #55
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Done tiling, grouting, and caulking. Just have to repaint some and install the shower door.

This is how I did the two miters, and the finished shower picture.

And THANK YOU to all that helped answer all my stupid questions...
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Unread 12-22-2011, 10:03 PM   #56
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Can't say I agree with the way you finished off that outside corner. Can't tell from the screen on my phone if it's grouted or not, doesn't look like it, but I'd change it. Where the bullnose of the base is running, at the top corner, 45 that and run a bullnose triangle down. Similar to your option in post #52. Too many little pieces in that corner imo.
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Unread 12-22-2011, 10:56 PM   #57
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Forrest,

In my world neatness reigns supreme. While some may have tackled that curb outside corner differntly, the neatness of your install will carry it a long way. Once grouted only we will know any different and I'm not tellin no one.
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