Crowley's Tile Edging FAQs
Where are you located?
Our address is 10100 SW Tualatin Rd., Tualatin, Oregon
If you are coming from I-5, take the Tualatin Exit,
Exit 289, and go West on SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road. After approximately
1mile, turn right and go North on SW 90th Ave. for approximately ½
mile. Then turn left to go West on SW Tualatin Road.
What are your business hours?
We are open from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday
and 9:00am to 10:00am on Saturdays for pick and delivery only. (We are
closed for major holidays.) If you are running a bit late, let us know,
and we will usually be able to wait a few minutes for you.
Do I need to call and make an appointment?
No, there is always someone at the shop during business
hours and we are always ready to help!
What is your lead time?
Usually 2 to 3 days for most orders.
Do I need to cut my tile first?
NO! Our machine is set up for running FULL SIZED tiles.
You will always get the best quality job if you wait to cut your tile
until after it has been edged.
But, shouldnt I cut the back splash first?
Again, the answer is NO! The machine requires more
than ½ of a tile to function properly. You can have us polish
opposite edges of the tiles and then you can cut them. We can also apply
edging to three sides of a tile which leaves two corner pieces, one
left hand back splash corner and one right hand back splash corner,
after splitting the tile. Boxes for selecting these options are on our
standard work order form.
Why is machine polishing so important?
Our machine is design for the highest level of precision.
Because of its advanced engineering and our custom programming, it is
able to automatically take into account the variations in stone density
and hardness as it polishes. The result is a radius edge that is perfect
to the eye and a finish on the bullnose that is an exact match to the
face the natural stone tile.
What if I dont have enough edging to finish
It is not uncommon, unfortunately, for customers to
find themselves short of either tile or edging once they begin their
installation. Running short of tiles can be a major problem. The colors
of natural stone (granite, marble, and travertine) can vary significantly
even within the same quarry and porcelain tile can vary in dye lots.
The tile manufacturers are generally very good about keeping their colors
consistent within dye lot numbers, but once the lot sells out at your
distributor, you can have a real problem finding matching tile if you
run short. That is why it is always a good idea to purchase enough extra
tiles to ensure that you wont find yourself short before the job
Running short of edging is less of a problem, but
it can be a hassle. So, it is always a good idea to have extra edges
included in your edging order. However, if you do run short just bring
the tile out to our shop and we will edge them while you wait as long
as the order is small and we are running a compatible material on our
Are Under Mount Sinks feasible with granite tile?
Very feasible! In fact, they look GREAT if fabricated
properly and Crowleys Tile Edging has fabricated hundreds of under
mount sinks. If you are planning to install one, check with us first
before you start and we will provide you with a list of Helpful Hints
for Under Mount Sinks that will get you started off on the right foot.
How do I get holes drilled in my granite for the
We stock coring bits for 1, 1 3/8, 2,
and 3 diameter holes. When you bring us your tile, mark the center
of the hole and the diameter and make sure it is mentioned on the work
How do I handle an inside corner?
We have a very simple and attractive inside corner
solution which we can demonstrate to you when you deliver your tile.
Just mark the box on the work order form with the number you need.
How do I make a 45 degree corner on my counter
Once the decking for the counter-top is complete,
just provide us the measurement the face of the 45 degree cut and we
will calculate the offset dimensions, make the cut, and do the final