I am tiling my shower, and (unfortunately I think) the hardy backer board is not flush with the regular sheetrock surrounding the tub. The board is 1/2" thick.

So, I need edge tile which wraps around the corner at a 90deg angle and down for 1/2". What is the term for this type of tile?

It is not bull-nose tile obviously; I just don't know the term to be able to search or ask.


There are quarter round tiles

quarter round tiles

and sink rail tiles

sink rail tile

There is also a mud cap (also called radius cap)

mud cap tile

One of these may work. You can search for corner tile to find other examples.

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    I've also seen the term v-cap used.
    – Comintern
    Oct 1 '16 at 16:15
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    If aesthetics permit, don't forget metal strips that can finish your corners. Google "schluter strip" to see what I mean. (Other manufacturers make the stuff... it's just that Schluter is big where I am.) Oct 1 '16 at 19:09

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