Can you install Schluter trim before tiling?
Schluter tile edge provides beauty and protection to tile edges and transitions. Schluter tile edge must be installed before the tile is set.
Do you have to use tile trim?
If natural stone tiles are used, and cuts are neat, then there is no need to use a trim as the tile colour is the same all the way through. The trim serves two purposes, to cover the exposed cut edge of the tile, and to protect skin from the sharp edge of a cut tile.
How do you make tile edges look good?
4 Easy Ways to Finish Tile Edges
- Caulk the Edge. This is the easiest and most cost-effective solution.
- Rail Moldings. Coordinating tile moldings in natural stone and porcelain are usually readily available.
- Metal Edges. Metal edges are available in a wide array of styles and finishes.
- Create a Bullnose Edge.
How do you finish tile edges without bullnose?
To give the edge a clean, water-tight finish, place a piece of masking tape one grout joint away from the edge of the last tile. Fill this gap between the tile and the masking tape with a smooth bead of caulk. This will finish the edge without extra tiles.
What’s the best way to install a Schluter tile edge?
Adjust the Schluter edge and check the position with a level. Use the trowel to spread additional thinset over the anchoring legs. Lay the edge tiles in the thinset with the top of the tile flush with the top of the Schluter edge. The Schluter edge should be as tall as the tile edge, but not taller.
Can a Schluter edge be removed after installation?
Buy an additional piece or two of the Schluter edge in case of cutting mistakes. Once the thinset has dried, the Schluter edge will be firmly embedded in the thinset, and cannot be easily removed without removing all the edge tiles. Ensure everything is positioned and aligned properly at the installation time.
What’s the best way to choose tile edge trim?
Some of the less popular finishes can easily be twice (or more) the cost of a more common finish. The general rule when picking a tile edge trim finish is to try your best to match the trim with your bathroom fixture finishes, although there are some exceptions.
Can you use tile edge trim for a shower niche?
If you want another alternative to installing a shower niche trim and avoid the outside corner installation problem altogether, you can always install a finished shower niche with a built in tile edge trim.