Tile trim is used to edge tiles and finish them off in a way that looks high-end and professional. Whilst tile trim might not sound like much, it is absolutely essential when finishing off work to a high standard. You really won’t be able to achieve a quality look without tile trim.
There are lots of different trim finishes you can choose from, depending on your personal preferences and your budget. Metal tile trim is a good option, that will go with almost anything. It isn’t necessarily going to be the cheapest – plastic will probably be a lower price – but few other types are going to give you the same kind of quality finish.
Metal is highly versatile, which is why so many people choose it. It can be used for modern and traditional bathrooms alike, and by anyone in any kind of home. It will look just as good in a highly contemporary bathroom with a brand new suite and a power shower, as it would in a small cottage with an older bathroom suite and a whirlpool bath.
One of the great things about metal tile trim is the fact that there are lots of different finishes. Some of the most popular finishes are:
- Polished chrome
- Brushed Chrome
- Matt silver
- Powder coated
- White powder coated
- Black powder coated
- Polished gold
- Stainless steel
- Grey powder coated
This is just an idea of the most popular finishes – so many are available. There are also lots of different kinds of metal tile trim that will come in and out of fashion, like copper. This is especially popular at the moment and is regularly seen in interior design magazines. It will look on trend but may go out of trend in the future. Watch out for different fashions and trends, as these will often affect the types of metal that are widely available.
There are also various shapes and configurations you can choose, including:
- Metal round edge
- Straight edge
- Square edge
- Mosaic trim
- Triangular trim
- Internal trim
There are also edges and external corners available.
Metal tile trim is widely available in DIY stores and in home stores. Go and look at some tile trim in person so you can see the various finishes for yourself. They will often not look as good online, as it is difficult to accurately photograph metal. You can then see and feel the different trims so that you know what you are going to choose.
Make sure you buy trim from somewhere reputable and reliable. If you don’t, you might find that it is difficult to fit, or that it breaks quickly. Quality trim is widely available, so shop around and find the right price.
If someone is putting up some new tiles for you, ask them about the trim they are going to use. Sometimes builders will select a trim for you, so if you want a specific type of metal, point this out. It can be made to tie in with other bathroom features, like mirrors and radiators.