:sad:I've got matching caulk to do the top of the tile against the wall
:no:UrbanTile said:I think 3 inch bullnose looks funny as base trim. I get the finished edge thing but almost every tile has one good painted edge and as long as that is faced up then I think it looks good. I like trim more 5 or 6 inches than the 3 inches though.
On grouting...why don't you just grout between the floor and the base and on top of the base and then color caulk it or clear silicone it after it is dry? That is what I do and I just use my margin trowel to square off the grout in both areas.
True tile professionals stop using their margin trowel because their fingernail squares off at the tip. That's how you can tell a pro from a handyman/DIY. With painters, it's slightly different, but that's a professional secret I can't divulge on the internet unless I post it.OThat is what I do and I just use my margin trowel to square off the grout in both areas.
There are different grades of travertine. I have a love/hate relationship with the tumbled stuff. When I do that, I'm referred to as "tile slayer" because with those, you can get away with murder. Some people like that look. But then again, some folks like rough tile and way wide joints.Most base tiles that I have laid were travertine, so they looked too nice to cover with a finished edge.