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need some help please.

customer wants me to use pencil trim in the following locations.

1) tile side.-edge of outside corner, (one side tile / other plaster).
this is tiled shower stall.

2) other edge of shower, flat wall, tile ends, plaster continues,

3) using it at top edge trim of tiled backsplash of hot tub.

I do have tile experience, just haven't used this type of edging.
it's thicker than the tile , so I'm a little confused on the install.

I took pictures for reference, but, ( I'm dumb ) and left the camera
on the window sill of project house.

ANY PHOTOs WOULD BE GREATLY APPRICIATED.
 

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First explain to them that the trim is thicker and will stick out more. I would use a smaller grout joint between them and between the other tile it surrounds. Depending on the length of the trim compared to the tile I wouldn't line up the grout joints.
 

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here's a photo
son posted to Facebook.


the left side where corner of tile meets drywall.
right side where tile ends near window.

the pencil trim being thicker than the tile has me confused, how it should look ??????

just having trouble picturing it all done.


there's other photos on Facebook page.

I'm probably thinking too much, just do it (I know)

was hoping for a couple of photos from tile guru's
 

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Do you need to tile right up to the corner bead or can you hold it back an inch or so to bring the paint around the corner? Also, what type of corner bead is it?

The pencil usually functions as a picture frame so standing a little proud of the field tile would look fine. Post a picture of the two tiles together.
 

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Agreed, don't over think it just make sure they know it will stand proud a little, it's supposed to....it's a border and doesn't necessarily need to sit flush as you would expect a bullnose edge to. It also looks just find when used as a transition in the field. Might be hard to see but this is pencil border around a pretty uneven stone mosaic. So uneven that I used a rubber spatula to grout it. Looked just fine against the pencil.
 

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picture does show it, but, the curb for the shower is set so the tiles will be At the tip of the corner bead, (standard plaster bead).

DSC- any close ups of that kitchen tile boarder???????

I've tried to explain it to homeowners ,that's why I need photos.

I haven't done it , So I aint gut nun,
 

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picture does show it, but, the curb for the shower is set so the tiles will be At the tip of the corner bead, (standard plaster bead).

DSC- any close ups of that kitchen tile boarder???????

I've tried to explain it to homeowners ,that's why I need photos.

I haven't done it , So I aint gut nun,
Just go to the edge of the corner bead, that's what I always do. When you do a shower you start at the outside edge not the inside corner. If there's a corner close that's where I start my bullnose, trim whatever then I do the opposite side the same weather there's a corner there or not.

What's there to explain to the customer just lay the pencil down next to a tile and show them the difference in thickness.
 
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