Edge for tile countertop in kitchen

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Old 08-11-18, 06:59 AM
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Edge for tile countertop in kitchen

I am remodeling my 1992 galley style kitchen. Linoleum countertop so badly split for so long that I had a tomato plant spontaneously grow in the crack behind the sink. (!) I want a tile countertop (granite too expensive), but here in Miami I cannot find a place that sells tile with the edge finishing pieces (L- shape, plus inner and outer corners). Everything is granite or pressboard.

Does anyone know of a place that sells this old-fashioned kind of tile? Alternatively, how to get a really smooth edge finish if we use just any old tile from Home Depot or Lowes? Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 08-11-18, 07:35 AM
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For an alternative to the old style tile edge, try looking at Schluter products. Here's a link for their countertop edging, but check out their edging for other applications. LOTS of things that could work using just standard tile. https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us...tertops/c/P-FC

The other possibility is to stop in at tile specialty stores. They'll have lots more options than the big box stores.
 
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You could also install an oak band [or other species] around the outside perimeter.
 
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Old 08-11-18, 08:25 AM
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Here's another possibility I've used for outside corners that would also work for a countertop edge. It uses bullnose tile/trim. Just a note about this: you have to be very fussy when setting the tile that the edge of the bullnose aligns with the tile below or it won't look all that great.
 
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