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Working with Corners

Rock Panels & XL series Rock Panels

External or Outside corner

External or Outside corner units are especially hand-made for rock panels and are available as a two-part, interlocking finger-jointed system. Corner units provide the most seamless look possible, require no special skills or tools, and are very quick and easy to install, greatly reducing onsite labour costs. An alternate option for forming outside corners, or for corners that are not at 90 degrees, is to mitre cut the flat panels on-site, however this is a tedious task that requires considerable skill.

To mitre cut an outside corner, select one rock panel and mark the point where the join should be. Cut the panel at the mark with no tilt, or at a 0 degree angle on the saw. Then the two pieces need to be individually cut on a 45 degree mitre to form a right angle. Once cut, check the 2 pieces of the rock panel to make sure they form a perfect 90 degree corner.

Note: The colour, the width and thickness of the stone pieces should match to form a continuous look that seems to “flow” around the corner. Always cut mitred corners from one panel. Never use 2 different panels to form a corner, because the colour, texture and thickness will not match as desired.

Internal or Inside corners

Internal or Inside corners for rock panels which are custom made and available from Norstone, are perfect for forming superb corners wherever 2 walls meet. Alternatively internal corners can be formed by cutting the stone panels utilising a standard inside corner mitre cut. Inside mitre cuts, where the stone folds into itself, can be performed on site with a tilt wet saw. Alternatively, two panels can be butt joined together at the inside corner, and any gaps filled in with pigmented mortar if a tilting wet saw is not available. The ideal solution is to use Norstone Internal corners to save time, reduce on-site labour costs and create the ultimate inside corner.

Basalt IL Tiles

External or Outside corners

External or Outside corners for Basalt IL tiles have several options available in which to handle outside corners for the Basalt IL Tile product. An aluminium or stainless steel trim piece may be used to give an external corner definition, forming a functional and attractive finish for which the Basalt IL Tile can butt up against. A second option is to use select strips of Basalt in matching lengths and widths and installing them parallel to, and on both sides of, the outside corner, to form a border, from which tile units can be cut and laid against.

Internal or Inside corners

Internal Corners are best handled by cutting the Basalt IL tiles so that they butt join neatly with a small grout gap where they meet on the internal corner.

Basalt 3D XL Panels

External or Outside corners

External or Outside corner units for Basalt 3D XL panels are available as a two-part, interlocking finger-jointed system. These hand-made corner units, which provide the most seamless and natural look possible, require no special skills or tools and are very quick and easy to install, greatly reducing onsite labour costs.

Internal or Inside corners for Basalt 3D XL panels

Internal or Inside corners for Basalt 3D XL panels are available from Norstone and are perfect for forming superb corners wherever 2 walls meet. Alternatively internal corners can be formed by cutting the Basalt stone panels utilising a standard inside corner mitre cut.

Quartz Tiles

Quartz tile corners

Quartz tile corners are unavailable from Norstone, so an alternate option for forming outside corners, or for corners that are not at 90 degrees, is to mitre cut the tiles on-site. This is a relatively straight forward task but does require a degree of professional skill. To mitre cut an outside corner, select one tile and mark the point where the join should be. Cut the tile at the mark with no tilt, or at a 0 degree angle on the saw. Then the two pieces need to be individually cut on a 45 degree mitre to form a right angle. Once cut, check the tiles to make sure they form a perfect 90 degree corner.

Note: The colour, the width and thickness of the Quartz tile pieces should match to form a continuous look that seems to “flow” around the corner.

Monarostone

Monarostone corners

Monarostone corners are unavailable from Norstone, so the best option to form outside corners, or for corners that are not at 90 degrees, is to carefully select random pieces on-site with one long edge that is straight. It is unnecessary to cut the Monarostone to form corners either External or Internal. Installing Monarostone and forming corners is a relatively straight forward task, but it does require patience and a reasonable level of professional skill.

Note: The colour, width and thickness of the Monarostone should match to form a continuous look that seems to “flow” around the corner.