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Unread 08-23-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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Using Schluter Rondec for wall border tile

I am using 4X18 wall tile on my floor to replace wooden trim. I also wanted to use the stainless steel schluter rondec to finish the top of the tile. I never used the Rondec before but I was told to order with the same thickness as the tile and the Rondec sits on top of it. The problem I am having is keeping the top/bottom edges of the tile even. I'm not sure if its the floor or that some tiles are cut with a height a smidge smaller/bigger. I seem to have little gaps in the top or the bottom. I'm thinking of shaving the tile on the top (back-side) or expanding the Rondec so I can slip the tile into the groove. This will give me the ability to hide the imperfections behind the Rondec. Has anybody run acroos the same issues? Is there a better way to handle this?
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Unread 08-23-2007, 07:25 PM   #2
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Your saying there is a gap between the rondec and the wall. or the tile? If its the wall, just run a bead of matching caulk. Most walls arent flat especially down by the baseboard.

Just re-read your post. Sounds like maybe the tile is a bit bigger. Cant you just shim the tiles up to keep them even, then run a bead of caulk where the wall tile meets the floor tile to hide the uneveness?
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Unread 08-24-2007, 10:49 AM   #3
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It's off on either the top or boorom of the tile. Becuase the tiles are placed right next to each other, any deviation in the height shows (either off a bit on the top of tile or on bottom. Sometimes it can even be off on 1 side of the tile (top or bottom). I was looking for a way to hide it without caulk etc.
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