Have you ever wondered about how you will finish off the edges once you’ve chosen your tiles and are ready to tile the room? The devil’s in the details and the key to a well-finished room is a smooth transition around each corner and edge! If you’ve read the previous blog on ‘MITRED TILING,’ you’ll know it’s all about smooth transitions!Tile Trim: A Brief Description & Its Types
The Tile Metal Edge Trim, however, requires some experience to avoid chipping the tile. You could use a tile trim to protect your tiles as an alternative design and aesthetic option.
Various colors, shapes, and finishes are available in Tile Corner Bead; we can assist! In addition, by reading on, you can find out which trim would be best for you and how to fit tile trim to ensure a perfect installation.
Tile Trim – What Is It?
Tile trim finishes the edges of tiled areas, typically corners where mitering would leave you with an exposed tile edge, which is susceptible to damage and generally looks unfinished. Your tiling project will be perfect with tile trim. But, besides leaving you with a professional finish, it also covers sharp edges and corners that could become dangerous.
Tile Trims: How To Choose?
There are four different types of tile edge trim to finish the perimeter of your installation. Porcelain and ceramic tiles can be use as stone, plastic, and metal trims.
The trim should be match to the tile before you begin installing if you will use it to finish your edges.
The size and depth of your trim are also important to consider. A professional-looking finish can be achieve by matching the depth of the trim to the tile when choosing your trim. If you plan to use adhesive when laying your tile, you’ll need to choose a trim one size larger than the depth of your tile.
Calculating The Amount Of Trim You Need
You must get the right measurement against the length of tile you are using to ensure you have enough tile trim for your installation. Measure the edge of your tile surface and divide that number by the width of your tile trim if your tile trim is bigger or smaller than the tiles you are using.
If you add trim to a 500mm edge, the trim you want is 10mm long. Therefore, a total of 40 tiles is generated by multiplying 500 by 12.5.
If tiles are chipped or damaged accidentally, we recommend adding 10%. Don’t round up any numbers that aren’t whole numbers.
The Types Of Trims
Trims for tiles are available in various shapes and designs in plastic or metal. For example, using a metallic trim over a colored ceramic tile can add a contrasting accent, such as matching the profile color of your trim with the tile.
Additionally, these trims are available in a variety of finishes to give you a variety of design options.
To facilitate your installation, there are a variety of trim accessories available:
Interior And Exterior Corners
For right angles or curves in your tile.
The trim finish should be continuous and clean.
A Corner Piece Or Endcap
Finishing the edge with a clean, watertight seal.
Tile around kitchen sinks, for example.
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