Easy Process Of Installing Bullnose Tile Edging Trim
Tile edge trims are regarded as the pieces that finish the uncovered edges of a tile installation. They may be installed on the forepart or anterior of a counter, the edge of the shower, or where a tile floor connects or links up with another flooring material. There are different types of tile edge options available, and the majority of them have different installation concerns. If you install the tile edge trim properly, they will, in turn, help you in finishing your tile installation.
Counter Edge Trim
- There are many unique as well as huge ranges of tile profiles available that can be placed or fixed on the edge of a counter, which may include Bullnose, V-cap, sink rail, Prescott, and Martel. However, these all types of tile profiles are installed in the same way.
- They are put down carefully before the rest of the tiles are set into the counter in a decorative pattern. First of all, you need to apply the tile adhesive to the counter's edge with the help of a caulking gun.
- Tiles having a flat back, including bullnose tiles, are moved directly into the adhesive on the edge. Tiles having an "open" back, for instance, V-caps and sink rails, are protected on the back with an extra layer of mortar in a process, which is usually known as back buttering. The tiles are then moved onto the counter's edge.
- If you are planning to install bullnose tiles around the perimeter of a shower or at the highest or uppermost point of a wall of tiles, then the bullnose can be set using the same method that you use when installing the rest of the tiles.
- The mortar is untangled or arranged by drawing a comb through it, with the indented side of the trowel out to the edge of where the tiles, or edge pieces, will be placed or fixed. The bullnose tiles are put down into the mortar at a slight angle, before being twisted straight into place.
- If the bullnose is being put down or laid into a tight area, then they can be back buttered or have the mortar applied to their backs before the installation process.
Specialty Trim Installation
- Bullnose tiles are not the only trim options that are available for walls. Some of the other options that you can use may include chair rail tiles, cove tiles, quarter-rounds, pencil tiles, or listellos. Some of these tiles are having flatbacks, such as the bullnose, and are placed or fixed just like the field tile that is being used.
- If the tiles are having a rounded, or concave back, however, they must be back buttered by applying the adhesive onto their backs with a trowel before you install them on the wall. Doing so will make sure good mortar coverage, which will extend the duration of the life of the installation.
Metal Edge Trims
- Metal edge profiles are usually used on both floors as well as wall installations. They will help you safeguard the edges of the tile & at the same time provides a clean, modern look. These metal strips are shaped exactly like an "L," with the long arm going underneath the tile and the short arm protecting the tile's edge.
- Metal edge profiles are placed or fixed by untangling or arranging the mortar out to the edge of the installation. The long arm of the "L" is moved into the mortar. Apart from that, mortar is untangled or arranged on top of the metal strip, before the tile is put down over it so that its edge comes up against the short arm, which covers it.