Tile trim not only accents your tile design, but it also helps hold your tile in place. After installing tile, the most vulnerable parts of your design are along the edges. Tile trim runs along the edges of your design to decrease the vulnerability of the tile and creates an elegant design aesthetic. If tiles are left without a tile trim, then they are susceptible to breakage, cracking and chipping. In 1975, a German tile setter came up with a solution that involved placing a thin strip of metal to protect the edges of the tile. After the initial installations, tile trims became popular because of their effectiveness at prolonging the life of floor tile. The technology of floor trim profiles has improved significantly since 1975 and you can find tile trim in many different metallic and decorative options.
Tile trim profiles have two primary components, including a hidden and visible component. The hidden anchoring leg is set in mortar to hold the tile trim in place; whereas, the visible trip is the decorative element that extends beyond the surface of the mortar. When selecting a tile trim, it’s important to consider the material of the anchoring leg, as well as the design of the visible portion.
You can install tile trims on various different tiled surfaces, including floors. One of the most popular places to install tile trims is alongside floor to wall transitions, where it is difficult to keep clean and often prone to damage. It is important to find tile trim profiles that will not only protect your tile floor, but also complement your existing décor.
In addition to floors, tile trims looks great alongside wall tiles. Tile trim pieces can be used at the top and base of wall tiles, as well as alongside wall corners. Decorative wall trims can also be used to accent existing wall tiles.
If you decide to design with natural stone or tile countertops, then tile trim can help keep things safe and in place. There are specific types of trim that you want to use around sinks, backsplashes and at the corner of countertops. The tile trim on counters ultimately help to improve water resistance and aesthetic design.
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