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Anyplace where tile ends on a wall or on an outside corner is where you'll need to deal with a transition. Stone tile can be polished for a finished edge. Many tiles have matching bullnose pieces. Figuring out how you will handle these transitions is part of the planning process, because you will need to order these pieces with your tile.
For a modern look, use Schluter's Jolly trim to cap the edge of the tile. Coordinate with the other metals in the room and make sure to compare the thickness of the tile to the trim so that it fully covers the edge without hanging over.
The L-shaped Jolly trim has a perforated flange that gets set in the thinset before laying the tile — no fasteners are necessary.
Glass tile expands and contracts at a higher rate than other tiles, and is more prone to stress fractures. For this reason, small glass tiles can be installed in many applications, but large-format glass tile should be installed only in areas that have been prepared to avoid movement and won't be subject to large temperature swings.
Anyplace where tile meets a surface that may move — counters and tubs are good examples — you'll need to seal the joints with a flexible sealant instead of grout. For tubs, 100% silicone is best. For counters, get a caulk that is color matched to your grout, available from your tile dealer.
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