Tiles come in many shapes, materials and sizes, in anything from bright bold patterns, to simple blocks of colour. Traditionally in this country, ceramic tiles were mainly used for kitchen floors and splash backs and also in bathrooms. In in recent years there has been a big influence from Europe and people are becoming more aware of the durability of tiles and therefore receptive to using them in different areas of the home.
If you’re looking for an update to your property, be it kitchen, bathroom or hallway, we have plenty of choice and ideas to offer you. Since tiles are usually more of a permanent fixture, it’s important for you to be happy with the end result and that’s why we strongly believe that attention must be paid to the finishing pieces, so it’s always worth allocating some of you budget for this purpose as it really will enhance your tiling project.
What are finishing pieces?
These can be anything from tile trims, edges, corners, borders or even bull noses on steps, fabricated in the same material as the tile or a contrasting one such as brass, metal, plastic or aluminium. Some tile manufacturers even make finishing pieces in the same material as the tile these days, so it’s always worth checking that.
What is their purpose?
Simple really, to conceal any exposed unfinished edge of a tile.
Professional looking results
First and foremost, any room with tiling work will be instantly catapulted into looking extremely professional if finishing pieces are used. What’s more, the pieces also help to enhance the fabric of the tile itself and go a long way in helping to complete the look.
Different trims for different effects
With finishing pieces, it’s never a case of one size fits all and as we’ve already mentioned they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, so you can choose the best one for your tiles and we can help with this.
With any interior design scheme, opting for a style to suit the rest of your home is key, and sometimes less can be more. Remember that using the correct finishing piece will add detail and help to accentuate designs, whatever style you chose, helping to give rooms that bolder more unique look and feel.
If the room is already quite busy with patterns, colours, or furniture, sticking to one colour and style of trim is best so as not to take away from the existing design.
Help easily define rooms
Finishing pieces can quite easily help to define a particular look and feel inside a room, and also create quite an interesting transition between different materials or zones.
If you’re tiling a larger, more open-plan space, finishing pieces can be used to create artwork in your interior. Using a variety of styles and materials can really bring a room to life, and breaks up larger spaces, too.