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Tile Edging

Crowley's Tile Edging – FAQ’s

Where are you located?

Our address is 10100 SW Tualatin Rd., Tualatin, Oregon (see map)

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, shouldn’t 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 don’t have enough edging to finish the job?

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 won’t find yourself short before the job is complete.

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 machine.

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 faucet?

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 order form.

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 top?

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 polishing.