This is the first in series of posts that will highlight some truly unfortunate tile trim installations. Some posts will feature beautiful tile installations with tile trim that can only make you ask "what's up with that?" Other posts will showcase terrible installations and terrible tile trim.
The picture below was taken in the restroom of a nice restaurant in Arizona and features a "daily double" of unfortunate tile trim. Not only is the dye lot of the field tile and the bullnose not even in the same zip code, but the bullnose has a painted edge that is starting to come off. What's up with that?
This regrettable installation could have been avoided had the customer used a custom bullnose manufacturer (like American Bullnose Company) that uses kiln fired glazes.
If you run across any unfortunate tile trim, snap a picture and email it to us with info about where and when the picture was taken and what made you ask yourself, "what's up with that?"
Author: Mike Gardiner
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President of American Bullnose of California