I have recently put black granite tile on my kitchen counter. I
trimmed it with a hardwood strip and it looks great. I plan to extend
the granite onto my backsplash and up to the bottom of my kitchen
cabinets. At the end of the cabinets and kitchen counter is sheetrock
wall which starts my dining area. Here is my problem..... Because I
have put cement board down to underlay the tile and I will be putting
up tile, the total thickness will be considerably thicker than the
sheetrocked wall. Is there some sort of trim I can use to transition
the greater thickness of the backsplash area to the sheetrock?? I
was thinking that maybe wood has been used for this purpose... but, I
haven't seen it. Suggestions please.
By the way, it was not my original intention to use the black granite
for the backsplash. It was at the encouragement of some friends and
my wife that we decided to go in this direction. My original idea was
to do some simple ceramic tile which was both thinner and had bullnose
pieces to make it all work.
you cut thin pieces off a tile to cover that. polish the end of the tiles
that are flat on the wall and show that edge. then again, why put up
backerboard on the wall? tile on the drywall instead so you don't have this
Right. If it's just tile on the drywall (I'm not a big fan of tile on
drywall in any situation, although I know it's done all the time), you
can use the Schlutter (sp?) tile edge - sold at home centers and such.
It's a plastic strip, comes in many colors and is meant to deal with
I'd think that the most esthetic way to pull this off would be to make some
bullnose pieces from your tile (assuming no matching bullnoses already exist).
I don't think I'd want to do this as a DIY job, 'tho -- if you have some stone
places in town, it'd be worth a call or two to see what they'd charge to cut,
grind, and polish up some bullnoses.
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