I am installing stone tile (travertine) in a shower. I do not have bullnose tile so I was planning on simply finishing the edge by slightly filing the corners of the tile so they're not sharp and then caulking the edges so the thinset is hidden. Unfortunately I think I'll have to go entirely to the outside corner of the wall because the shower curb goes that far and I want to make sure the shower door will have ample room to be installed without having to deal with the outer edge of the tile being right in the middle of the door installation.
Here is a picture of the wall and curb. When I put on the 1/2" drywall, it should align with how far the curb sticks out.
- Should I use some kind of corner bead? Are there any special instructions for that since it's near the wet area? Maybe I can treat it as a dry area since it will be on the opposite side of the shower door?
- Should I skip the corner bead and instead take the tile all the way to the corner?
- Can I have a corner bead and take my tile almost to the corner (about 1/2" away)?
- Does anyone have tips for ending the tile in the 'open' like I am? People have previously suggested using the Schluter edging but I haven't see any that would look good with my tile so I've sort of ruled that out as an option.
(Yes I now realize I should have done the floor before setting the bottom row of tile)