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Unread 03-02-2004, 09:11 PM   #1
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Tile Layout Problem - How to finish curb/wall junction??

The attached photo shows the junction of my curb and wall. Since I was new to this, I am certain now that I laid this out wrong. I brought the curb out as far as I could to maximize the shower space. As you can see, the radius trim comes down almost flush with the face of the curb. The adjacent heat vent makes things more difficult.

I need to set the last wall tile and the last radius piece. How would you guys finish this tile? Tile the wall first, and then set the marble sill (which is what I plan to use) last? Or set the marble sill, and then tile down to it? Is there any other way to finish this so it looks OK? I think I goofed!

All things considered, I am happy with the progress so far!

Thanks very much once again!
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Unread 03-02-2004, 09:35 PM   #2
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Hi Dave

I think it looks great and will work as is. Don't forget the curb top needs to be slightly pitched to the shower.

I would install the curb face 1st, trying to line up the wall bullnose with the curb top bullnose. Do your curb face shower side next, then your curbtop. Last, but not least complete the wall bullnose that's currently taped up.

What are you doing for base in the bathroom?

Are you the person who has the Grohe to trim out yet? Pardon me if I'm mistaken.
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Yes, John, I am the Grohe guy who doesn't understand how it all fits together. I still have your phone number. Unless I get a whole lot smarter than I am now, I am gonna call you someday!



By "base" do you mean floor molding? If so, I might use the field tile that will be used for the room floor. Or, I might use wood molding. Your thoughts?

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Hi Dave,

Yes, floor molding = base. I always like to use tile base in baths, when they seem appropriate. You have access to getting more bullnose tile (radius edges you're using on the wall). Why not use them?
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John:

My field tile for the bathroom floor is a different tile than either the shower or floor or wall tile. I think it might look a bit out of place to use the wall radius for the base, because the color is just enough different than the field floor tile. I will check and see if they offer a radius in the same tile as the floor field tile and use those if they do.

Thanks for the tips. Stand by for that phone call!
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Dave, I saw your name float through my inbox (not the one at Schluter) as the winner of the Felker saw drawing. Congrats.
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Way to Go Dave!



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