I don't like the way this shower tile edge meet the paint. It looks too
I guess the correct solution would be to remove one column of tile at the
edge, then attach new ones with bullnose edge. But it's going to be hard to
find matching tiles with bullnose edge, especially for the tile with pattern
Is there anohter way to improve the look of this edge? Perhaps some sort of
trim that can be used to cover the edge?
What is the blue stuff? Textured paint? I'd paint the blue to match the
tile....trying to chop out tile and replace it is a big chore, and it
looks really nice the way it is. I wouldn't want to try to introduce
another tile unless there is need, like rotted wall/grout.
On Tuesday, July 30, 2013 1:04:13 PM UTC-4, bob wrote:
That's a right angle with the thin blue edge of the side wall on the same p
lane as the tile right?
How would a bull nose tile work with that? The only way I think a bull nose
would look right is if it came all the way out and covered the thin blue e
dge, resulting in the softer corner you are looking for. To do that you'd h
ave to build out the wall or install the bull nose on top of the existing t
ile. Installing the bull nose so that it ends right where the existing tile
ends is certainly not going to improve the look, IMHO.
The other option is to remove the existing tile, cut the side wall back so
that tile mounted on the same plane as the existing tile covers the newly e
xposed edge of the side wall. That is not something I would want to attempt
considering the texture paint on the wall. It would be tought to reapir an
d amtch any damage done to the side wall.
Doesn't the existing tile go behind the shower door? Doesn't that mean cutt
ing the existing tile if you wanted to remove it? Sounds like that could be
trouble too. That brings us back to installing the bull nose on top of the
existing tile, which, as I said earlier, allows you to create the softer c
orner that you are looking for.
Of course, you still have the issue of finding matching/contrasting tile an
d finding the correct width - with a bullnose - that fits in the space.
I know others have said that it looks OK, but it's your house and if you do
n't like it that's all that counts. That said, I'm not sure that there real
ly is a good solution.
Is that drywall that the tile is butting into? I would assume so and if
that is correct, whoever did it did a really good job.
I can't see any way practical way to do what you want using tile unless you
are willing to remove the drywall and wrap that edge with tile. How well
that would work kind of depends on what is at the other edge of the drywall.
I wouldn't want to be putting a thin plastic strip over the edge.
Wood isn't great in a bathroom but one could remove the drywall and replace
it with wood with a shaped edge; it would probably look best if the edge
extended slightly past the tile. One could also just partially replace the
DW with wood. For that matter, you wouldn't have to replace ANY DW...just
use an "L" shaped mold that laps over both tile and DW.
Please don't entertain the notion of taking some tiles off and redoing
some tiling. Tile manufacturers change their tile offerings frequently,
and if that tiling was done more than a year or two ago, you won't be
able to buy the same tile anymore.
You should be aware that better quality grout floats will have two
square corners and two rounded corners, like this:
The purpose for the rounded corners is to do the EDGES of the tiling, at
the point where the wall stops being covered with tile. The only people
who use bull nose tiles are rank amateurs or contractors working in the
houses of rank amateurs because rank amateurs THINK you're supposed to
use bullnose tile along the edge of the tile field.
People that do tiling know that you don't need to use bullnose tiles,
and that by putting a rounded fillet of grout around the tile field, you
get aesthetic results while saving money by not having to buy bullnose
If you look at the photo, the wall texture is blurred as it goes to the
right, or further away from the tile edge. This would appear to me that
the tile end is right at the edge of a 90 degree corner of the wall.
You could be right, but that's not how it looks to me
How would you explain the vertical line and the lighting
difference of the textured wall at the corner?
It looks to me like the textured wall extends all the wall out and
the tiling is butted against the back of the wall board. In other
words, if you are facing the tile wall and looking straight at it
you will see the 1/2" (?) edge of the textured wall.
I don't know what else would explain the vertical line and the
lighting difference on the textured wall.
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It looks to me that what we're looking at is a corner, with the beige
tiling extending right to the corner.
If that's the case, there's not many options, and any that involve
taking the tiles off aren't good ones because not only might that tile
no longer be available, but we don't know what that tiling is set on.
If it's drywall, then he'll wreck the drywall taking the tile off.
If what we're looking at is a tiled wall with a blueish green textured
wall extending beside the tiling, then the best option IMHO is to put a
concave fillet of white grout along the edge of the tiling.
But, taking that tiling off only to put bullnose tiles there is not a
great idea in my view.
It would be nice to hear the answer directly from the OP, but if
the tile extends to the corner, how do you explain that vertical
line and the color difference between the blue texture right next
to the tile and the blue texture on the right-angle
IMO That's too straight of a line to be a shadow of a doorway, etc.
Granted, I've only viewed the picture on my smart phone, but that
sure looks like the edge of the wall is flush with the face of
the tile. I'll try to remember to look at it on my PC when I get
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