Asked by: Deiane Schenke
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th March, 2020

What is a bullnose tile?

Bullnose tile is recognizable because of its characteristic rounded edges. It's viewed as an edge treatment or trim piece, and is often used to cover corners or frame the perimeter of a tile design. Many tile designs are also available with matching bullnose tiles.

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Simply so, do I need bullnose tile?

One of the reasons that bullnose tiles are not available for all types of tile is because some tiles have the ability to finish the edge themselves. Glass tiles, tumbled stone tiles and some porcelain tiles have edges that do not require a separate edge piece.

Furthermore, is bullnose tile outdated? Yes, the bullnose pieces are expensive and, yes, they do add up. So they simply don't use any bullnose and you're looking at the edge of the tile as the finished product. Worse still is the DIYer tries to grout the edge to make it look more finished.

Regarding this, why is it called bullnose tile?

It's named bullnose tile because of its half-rounded edge. It can come in any shape, size, color but the one thing that remains consistent is having a rounded edge.

How do you round the edges of tile?

Use a bullnose blade on a wet-saw to achieve an evenly rounded profile on the edges. Cut the tiles to size first, then mark the edges to be rounded on the back of each tile with chalk or with a spot of tape on the front. Practice your bullnose technique on tile scraps until you get the hang of it.

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