Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Types of Wall Tile Trims

There are different types of trims that can be used to enhance and finish a tiling job in interior décor. Most tiles have rough edges that should be covered to complement and complete the wall décor. Tile trims also help to cover uneven edges in wall tiles. Some tiles have their own in built trims that maintain the uniformity of the tiling. These tiling trims also lessen the work by doing two jobs in one. There is the corner tile that has a smooth edge where the grout line should be. This is place at the corner where two walls and provides a smooth transition between them. Corner tiles are mostly used for kitchen countertops and bathroom walls and may have sides of different lengths.

Decorative and Functional Tile Trims

Bull nose tiles have one or more rounded edges and are also known as surface trim. They are mostly used on the perimeter of a wall. Pencil or rope trim are long, thin and decorative tiles that are used for contrast in a field of tiles. They have a half-circle profile and can be used at the perimeter when corner and bull nose tiles are not available. They are both decorative and functional when used at the edges where two walls meet.

Machines also carve out designs on tiles that further enhance them. Such designs are diverse and tiles that are so decorated are ideal to be used on the perimeter of the wall. Tiles with designs such as flowers and emblems can be placed anywhere within the tile field to further highlight the design. Decorated tiles placed at the top perimeter of a tile field are also known as ‘cap’ tiles. For an angled wall, different tile trim designs can either highlight this as an interior décor element or conceal it as a flaw.

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