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    Tile edge question

    I'm tiling half way up my bathroom wall and the tile I'm using is a slate tile. There's no bullnose end piece for these. How can I finish the edge without a bullnose?



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    Re: Tile edge question

    Caulking?



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    Re: Tile edge question

    You can get plastic edges strips that you tuck under the edge tiles and grout into the array.



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    Re: Tile edge question

    They make a metal edge restraint jsut for that purpose. Menards has them.

    Here is something similar... Tile Edge Protector for Floors and Walls


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    Re: Tile edge question

    Thanks guys



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    Re: Tile edge question

    Some stone places will profile them, but it is expensive ($8 to $10 per lin ft). Looks way better than a metal or plastic cap. If it was me, I would do this, or just leave a raw edge and caulk + seal



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    Re: Tile edge question

    I would recommend using a schluter product. This is what we typically see in commercial and residential(contractor built) projects. They have a bunch of different profiles. I believe you can get it at any tile/stone shop that isn't a big box store.

    Schluter Systems - Homepage - Schluter-Systems

    This is also the same stuff I had my dad install over the summer when we retiled his entry/guest bathroom. Some of their product is expensive, but I don't think the trims are that bad and they look great!

    I believe for the trim you are wanting, you would want the Rondec-DB profile.


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    Re: Tile edge question

    If you have a wet saw you can get a blade that makes edge not sure if you can rent one, or you can use schluter.



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    Re: Tile edge question

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    If you have a wet saw you can get a blade that makes edge not sure if you can rent one, or you can use schluter.
    didn't know that, but it's a slate tile and i'm sure it would splinter and i doubt i'd be able to get a good edge at all.



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    Re: Tile edge question

    you could just use some sandpaper to polish the edge of slate. start with 120 or 220 grit with a little water and work your way up to 500 grit. just try on a scrap piece, you might get lucky. may be the cheapest option at a few dollars.



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    Re: Tile edge question

    I'd just go with plastic tubing and caulk. But I'm lazy.



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    Re: Tile edge question

    It might but if you can get the blade it would be worth trying.



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