We all know that tight and clean miters are the key to Instagram fame.
But, have you ever stopped to wonder if mitering your outside corners is a good practice? This month’s Tile Letter explores this very topic.
The concerns about miters can, basically, be boiled down to these three categories:
- Gaps (movement)
Typically, nice and tight miters are what looks the best. However, these miters are also the ones being heavily scrutinized. The same way that an unsuspecting newbie posting a photo of their work in Tile Geeks is scrutinized.
Some miters might be better than others
The NTCA has added to their Reference Manual some mitering profiles that they feel will perform better than the typically too-tight miters that you see on social media.
While I’m unable to link to the Reference Manual, you can see one example that they recommend if you type “quirk miter” into your search engine of choice and do an image search.
While we here at The Grinder mostly agree with the concerns we are fairly certain that using “NTCA approved” miters will lead to a decrease in Instagram likes.
Proceed with Insta-caution.