Tile trim is a finish that you can apply to tile areas to create clean lines and protect tile edges from damage after installation. Without tile trim, the edges remain exposed and may chip or crack from impact. While ceramic and plastic tile trim used to be popular choices, stainless steel edge trim strips have become the new trend due to changes in decorative trends.
Tile trim not only provides the perfect finish for your tile job, but may also have a huge impact on the overall design of your project. They also help protect the tiles and cover any rough edges that may become a future hazard.
However, choosing a tile trim is usually an afterthought, long after the tiles have been chosen and usually just before the tile job is about to begin. With the vast array of tile edge trim strips available, deciding which trim is best for the project is not always an easy and quick job.
Here are our tips on how to quickly and quickly choose the right tile trim for your project.
Choosing the right tile stainless steel profile
There is a wide variety of tile trim profiles on the market, from traditional bullnose to square, curved, prismatic or flat. Trims are also available in a variety of materials, from PVC to bright silver aluminum and stainless steel to timeless brass.
Some trims are also available in different colors, giving you more freedom to achieve the right design look for your project.
After seeing all the options, choose a few trims that you think will work best and place a sample of them on your tile, which will help you determine the best trim for your project.
Consider appearance, but also performance
Where the tile trim is installed will determine the type of trim to be used. Whether they are to be used on the inside or outside corners. Stainless steel edge trim is known as a durable tile trim and is ideal for exterior use or high traffic areas. Aluminum trim is commonly used in showers and bathrooms because of its rust-resistant properties.
Concave aluminum trim is perfect for creating a radius between walls and floors, thus reducing potential contaminated areas, while grooved aluminum trim can be used to create the perfect shadow line or for glazing purposes.