Metal Tile Edging and Trim Information

Wally and Floora Say:

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Wally Says:

Floora, tile edging and trim is the cherry on top of your tile installation project, and It's not just about looks! Although aesthetics matter, this step helps guard the edges of your tiles from chipping and wear, ensuring your project looks polished and complete. Whether it's for your bathroom, kitchen backsplash, or floor, the right tile edging trim can make a world of difference.

en it comes to selecting the perfect tile edging trim, consider these factors:

  • Materials: Aluminum, stainless steel, and PVC are popular choices, each offering different finishes to match your style. Aluminium and stainless steel provide a sleek, modern look and are highly durable, while PVC offers versatility with a range of colors.
  • Profiles: From the simple tile edge trim to the more elaborate bullnose or quadrant, the profile you choose can define the look and feel of your space.
  • Functionality: Beyond looks, consider the trim's practicality—water resistance for bathrooms, non-slip properties for floors, and durability for high-traffic areas.

Buying Tip: If you're aiming for a seamless transition between tiles, consider Schluter® Systems for a wide range of profiles and finishes that offer both functionality and elegance.

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Floora Says:

Thank you Wally, but also keep in mind installing tile trim might seem daunting, but with the right approach, you can achieve professional results. Here's how to get started:

  • Preparation: Measure your space accurately and choose the correct length of trim. Always consider the thickness of your tile and adhesive when selecting your trim.
  • Cutting to Size: Use a hacksaw (for metal trims) or a fine-toothed saw (for PVC trims) to cut your trim to the desired length. Remember to file down any sharp edges for a clean finish.
  • Installation: Apply tile adhesive both on the surface where the tile will sit and on the back of the trim. Press the trim into place before laying your tiles against it, ensuring a snug fit.
  • Color Coordination: Matching or contrasting your metal tile trim with your tiles can accentuate your design. Consider the overall color scheme of your room when selecting your trim.

Buying Tip: Before embarking on your installation, make sure you have all the necessary tools and materials. Koffler Sales offers an extensive range of tile edging trim options and the tools you need for a successful installation.