Your opinion on an accent tile


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Reg

I like the color of this piece for a counter top I'm doing, but it's
actually thicker than the main tile and thicker than almost all tile I've
seen except maybe marble or granite. I'm using 13x13 ceramic which is about
5/16" thick and this accent tile is 3/8". Not too much thicker but do you
think it will look odd not being flush? I'ts going vertical so won't be
stepped on.

Many other accent tiles at Lowes are this way also.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=20062-34692-10RI16VE&lpage=none


I went to Lowes and bought it so I have it in hand. I like it being a
little thicker but I'll have to sell the house too and don't want the job to
look amatuer, even though it is.
 
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RicodJour

I like the color of this piece for a counter top I'm doing, but it's
actually thicker than the main tile and thicker than almost all tile I've
seen except maybe marble or granite.  I'm using 13x13 ceramic which is about
5/16" thick and this accent tile is 3/8".  Not too much thicker but do you
think it will look odd not being flush?  I'ts going vertical so won't be
stepped on.

Many other accent tiles at Lowes are this way also.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=20062-3....

I went to Lowes and bought it so I have it in hand.  I like it being a
little thicker but I'll have to sell the house too and don't want the jobto
look amatuer, even though it is.
The surface will be flush. You will make it that way. Anything else
is wrong - particularly for a counter top. Use a bit more thinset
under the thinner tile and use a block of wood and a rubber mallet to
tap the tile flush.

R
 
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charlie

Reg said:
I like the color of this piece for a counter top I'm doing, but it's
actually thicker than the main tile and thicker than almost all tile I've
seen except maybe marble or granite. I'm using 13x13 ceramic which is
about 5/16" thick and this accent tile is 3/8". Not too much thicker but
do you think it will look odd not being flush? I'ts going vertical so
won't be stepped on.

Many other accent tiles at Lowes are this way also.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=20062-34692-10RI16VE&lpage=none


I went to Lowes and bought it so I have it in hand. I like it being a
little thicker but I'll have to sell the house too and don't want the job
to look amatuer, even though it is.
countertops that are not flush make it extremely hard to use. pans and
cutting boards rock, cups tilt, tile edges wear abnormally, things slid over
the surface catch, etc.

you could set the field tiles higher than the accent tiles, but that would
be a pain for installation.

you, and the next buyer, are going to hate them once they're in.
 
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ransley

I like the color of this piece for a counter top I'm doing, but it's
actually thicker than the main tile and thicker than almost all tile I've
seen except maybe marble or granite.  I'm using 13x13 ceramic which is about
5/16" thick and this accent tile is 3/8".  Not too much thicker but do you
think it will look odd not being flush?  I'ts going vertical so won't be
stepped on.

Many other accent tiles at Lowes are this way also.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=20062-3....

I went to Lowes and bought it so I have it in hand.  I like it being a
little thicker but I'll have to sell the house too and don't want the jobto
look amatuer, even though it is.
Your countertop tiles "are going vertical so they wont be stepped on"
ok I agree have another beer
 
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David Nebenzahl

Rather than trying to raise all other tiles to the height of the thick one
it would be much easier IMO just to rout a recess for the one thick one(s).


How can it go vertical on a countertop?
I read that as meaning it's going to be part of the backsplash.


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"Wikipedia ... it reminds me ... of dogs barking idiotically through
endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it.
It drags itself out of the dark abyss of pish, and crawls insanely up
the topmost pinnacle of posh. It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and
doodle. It is balder and dash."

- With apologies to H. L. Mencken
 
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Reg

David Nebenzahl said:
I read that as meaning it's going to be part of the backsplash.


--
"Wikipedia ... it reminds me ... of dogs barking idiotically through
endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it.
It drags itself out of the dark abyss of pish, and crawls insanely up
the topmost pinnacle of posh. It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and
doodle. It is balder and dash."

- With apologies to H. L. Mencken


yes it's the backsplash.
 
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