We have leftover ceramic tiles, after tiling the bathroom floor, so
we're thinking of having them cut into smaller pieces to use as
baseboards (rather than buying bullnose tiles). Does anyone who has
done this have any advice?
Cut the tiles so that the factory finished edge is on top and the cut edge
on the bottom. Sometimes one or two edges have the glaze wrapped around the
factory edge of the tile, sometimes only one edge, cut the tiles so that
this is the top edge. Run a layer of grout to cover the slight gap left by
the glue or thinset and taper it across the edge of the tile to the rounded
factory edge and to cover any areas that the glaze is missing or spotty,
usually at the back of the factory edge which would be against the wall.
Keep all the joints in alignment with the floor joints or it will look
Done it several time and it always looks good especially when there is no
bullnose or baseboard tile option.
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