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How To Install Tile Trim Properly

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Learning how to install tile trim properly takes a little background knowledge and some practice. Preparation is the key when attempting to install this type of trim as it is glued in place rather than being screwed or nailed. There are some specialty tools that can be found to assist the do it yourselfer in accomplishing this task with a much more professional result.

Tile trims need to be cut at certain point and using a hand saw or hacksaw will leave a jagged edge if not done properly. By investing in a tile trim cutter, clean edges can be made on the trim pieces and the corners and ends will come out much nicer. These come in a wide variety of types that are specific for each type of trim as far as the materials go.

The next step in a proper installation is to very carefully measure where the trim will go and strike a line with a chalk box. The line will help the installer to keep the glue within the area of the tiling trim as it is quite difficult to remove once it has begun to dry. The glue itself will need to be applied in a thin layer so as not to create any heavy areas that will cause the tiles to rise off the wall or floor.

By pre-cutting the corner pieces and any short lengths, the installer can move the job along smoothly once the glue has been laid down. Dry fit all of the cut pieces to ensure a good fit before applying any glue to the walls or floors. The glue should then be put on in small section so as not to have to rush the installation due to the glue drying too quickly.

A do it yourselfer that is equipped with the right tools and some basic skills can learn how to install tile trim properly while doing the job. Patience is a key factor in working with the trims and glues that are required to complete the job. Take the time to dry fit all the pieces because once the glue is down, there really is no stopping.



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