When it comes to planning out your tiling project, don't cut corners on the finishing touches; remember to add tile trims! Imagine spending hours searching for the perfect tiles, and having them installed, only to leave exposed, untidy corners and edges. Spend that little bit extra on some stylish tile trims, and give your project the perfect finish.
So you’ve decided which room you want to decorate, you’ve looked through the latest trends, and you’ve found the tiles you want in your home. Now it’s time to decide on that final finishing touch – tidying up any exposed tiled edges by introducing some tile trims. There are hundreds of stylish trims to choose from; all perfect for adding a beautifully styled finish to your tiling project, whilst at the same time carrying some crucial functionality. They also help to protect the edges of your tiles.
Explore our Variety of Tile Trims
Stair nosing tile trims
If you’re tiling steps inside your home, then you’ll probably come across the term ‘step-tread’. This is a tile with notched lines running along one side. It’s specially designed to be the tile that sits closest to the edge of the step. The notched lines / grooves are supposed to run parallel with the edge, and they are there for added grip, to prevent you from slipping when walking down the steps. However, an alternative to using a step tread tile is to tile up to a certain gap from the edge of the step, and then introduce a stair nosing tile trim. They sit flush with the tiles and have a grooved top, to add that same slip resistance.
Square edge tile trims
If you’re tiling both faces of an external-angled wall, you’ll get to a point in the corner where the edges of your two tribes of wall tile are pointing away from each other, with a big V-shaped gapped running down the spine of the corner. To fill this gap, you could try using a square edge tile trim. This basically completes the corner, and bridges the void. Alternatively, if you don’t want a sharp corner, opt for a rounded design instead.
Ask the Tile Guru
We have a large variety of tiling trims with different technical names; quadrants, expansion joints, etc. If you’re unsure which tile trim best suits your project or requirement, then ask Paul Collins, the Tile Guru. He’s our resident tiling expert here at Walls and Floors, and he’s always on hand to answer any technical queries you might have, regarding your project. He’s appeared in Good Homes magazine, Style at Home and HomeStyle; so he’s a trusted figure when it comes to offering sound tiling advice and expertise. Ask him about your tiling trim requirements, and he’ll assist you!