Trim on a ceramic tile countertop


Old 06-26-01, 09:09 PM
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I'm just beginning to toy with the idea of installing a ceramic tile countertop in my kitchen. However the tile I'd like to use does not have matching bullnose trim. What are my other trim options? I'll be applying tile over a laminate, and the bar area has a curved edge. Is there some type of flexible trim available that could be formed to the existing curve?
Also, the existing laminate backsplash is 12" high. I'm thinking I don't want to keep it that height. In that circumstance should I remove the entire backsplash and tile directly over the wall, or should I try to trim down the existing backsplash to the height I want, tile over it and apply some sort of trim to the top edge?
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Old 06-27-01, 03:21 PM
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Well, Molly, you're toying with a somewhat complicated project. The radius edge is a problem for any type of trim method. You could use "V" cap (A-8262) in a complimentary color, but the caps are six inches long. You'd have to saw them into about one-inch segments to go around the bend, and this can look tacky.

You might consider a Schluter nosing.

You might also consider having someone mold hardwood around the edge, high enough that it'll cover the edges of your tiles.

If you are not going to cover the entire back splash, tear it all off, repair the drywall, and then tile your new splash right onto the drywall.

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