Granite Tile Countertop

Old 11-19-03, 06:15 AM
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Granite Tile Countertop

I am building a bar top and countertop in my basement and want to use Granite Tile. Tile is 12 x 12 I think (haven't bought it yet). Any ideas on how to do the backsplash since I assume they don't sell bullnose and if I use 12 x 12 tiles for the backsplash it will have a sharp edge. Was thinking of cutting the tiles in half and making it 6" or making it 4" high but will have the same problem.
Old 11-19-03, 10:15 AM
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to do a backsplash you just cut the tile and do an eased edge or polished edge which can be difficult especially if there are alot of minerals in the tile (chipping) I would not say this is a DIY project, but there are probably companies in your town that have polished edging they will do for you. The question is, what about the front edge. You cant have the tiles pre polished edge before you start the job, so I am wondering what the plan is there.
Another thing about granite tiles, is the fact that they are less forgiving than regular ceramic. If the adhesive is not applied exactly, or the wrong substrate was used, or wrong thin set or whatever, you will have tile up and down and all around. Its a real expensive mess.
I would recommend hiring a pro,making sure you don't waste any money.

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