Niche Tile rough edge question


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Old 07-31-23, 10:29 AM
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Niche Tile rough edge question

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The tile cut around the Niche in our new shower is not smooth. I don't want to start pulling that tile out as there's no telling where that will end. The overall tiling job is excellent. Is there any aesthetic fix for this issue? Is it common or is it the result of a dull cutting wheel maybe? Note the tile is high glaze,

very polished. See pic.

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Old 07-31-23, 10:33 AM
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I'd use a diamond bit in a Dremel tool to grind the sharp corner down. There are also diamond hand files you can use but Dremel bits are more commonly available.
 
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Old 07-31-23, 11:43 AM
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Kind of hard to see how the tile was installed, every niche I have installed the inside tile used a bullnose to cover up the cut edges so your not seeing a raw tile edge.
 
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Old 07-31-23, 12:35 PM
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Thank you for the responses. Here's a bigger pic that shows the issue in a clearer light. I'll make a note of the Dremel option. I was also wondering if there is some sort of colored epoxy putty that could be spread in the area to mask the rough edging?


 
 

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