I am in the process of getting ready to put ceramic tiles on my
kitchen countertop. After looking around a bit, my wife and I decided
that 12" square tiles would look good on our counters. As newbies in
this process, I was surpised to find our how much ceramic bullnoses
cost ! The ones we looked at were approximately $4 each. At that
price, the cost of the noses would far exceed that of the tiles we
would have to purchase.
I began to look at the possibility of using wood edges for the edge of
the ceramic bullnoses. I went to both the Lowes and HD in my area
and found that the selection of wood pieces for this purpose was very
limited. I am sure that there are other alternatives.... but, I
need a few ideas. I would appreciate anything you may know about
Thanks, Al Kondo
On 11/26/2004 2:51 PM US(ET), Al Kondo took fingers to keys, and typed
All of my 4" tile countertops have oak trim edges. I bought the
unfinished oak trim at the same hardware and lumber store where I bought
the cabinets back around 1986 (before HD and Lowes opened here). I
installed the cabinets and moulding myself. The moulding is around, you
are just looking in the wrong place.
This is very similar to my countertop trim.
Before you discount those bullnose edges, take a good look at them. They
have a raised lip which will keep (to some extent) spilled liquids from
running off the front of your counter and down the sides and insides of
the base cabinets. I've got a rental with a kitchen tiled countertop
with wood edges, no lip and constant water drips into the drawers and
cabinets. Tenant doesn't complain too much, but next time it comes up
empty, I'm fixing the countertop edges so I don't have to keep fixing
water damage to the cabinet doors.
Well you wanted to know. If you can, make sure your wood edges
incorporate a raised lip.
Grandpa Koca - SAHD for 6 - Keeper of the Perpetual Kindergarten
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