Finished Edge for Fireplace Hearth

Hearth Tile Border Schluter RONDEC brass

This homeowner had done the work of installing a tile hearth for their antique fireplace but needed help with the finished edge.  Wood transitions, thresholds and other low-profile, “rabbited” trim came to mind, but the homeowner wanted something brass and flush to the tile. The product we used is more often seen in commercial tile applications, but it made a nice, low-profile edge for this hearth.


Finishing the exposed edges of a tile installation can be a subtle process.  To clean this up, we used an “edge profile” from Schluter Systems.  The specific profile used was 1/4″ RONDEC in a brushed brass finish (Model #:RO60AMGB).  A few extra pieces from Schluter for the outside corners and baseboard terminations were also used (Model #:IV/RO60AMGB and Model #:EV/RO60AMGB).

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The edge profiles were cut and fit with a diamond blade.  They were then glued to teh floor with construction adhesive.  The placement of the RONDEC allowed enough space for the homeowner to border the hearth with an uncut tile.  The result was a nice improvement.

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