How to use tile trims
You’ve spent hours tiling your room only to be left with unsightly cut edges around the frame of your window or the corners where your tiles meet.
Tile trims offer the perfect solution to this problem. Not only do they finish off your tiles rather than leave an exposed unglazed tile edge, which can be subject to damage, but they come in a variety of styles (ranging from rounded PVC through to shiny chrome) to match the tiles you’ve chosen, as well as enhance the overall look and feel of your room.
What types of tile trim are available?
Trims come in a wide variety of styles:
· Round Edge
· Straight Edge
What tools do you need for cutting tile trims?
To cut tile trims you will just need the following:
· Pen / pencil to mark your lines
· Mitre block
How to fit tile trims
When using a tile trim on an edge, press the trim into the tile adhesive ensuring the adhesive passes through the anchor holes. Then you just need to position the tile so it is flush with the rear of the trim and position the second tile into the front of the trim.
We would always recommend choosing a tile trim one size up from the depth of your chosen tile. For example, if your tile is 10mm thick we’d suggest a 12.5mm trim. This ensures a nice, smooth fit.
If you are planning on adding trims that go around a corner, then mark out the angle you require, and then place the flat edge on a mitre block and use a hacksaw to cut the tile trim at a right angle before fitting as above. Also consider using corner stoppers to create a neat edge where the trim has been cut – although this is optional.
And, wherever possible leave the layer of protective plastic over your trims during tiling. This keeps the decorative edge nice and clean while you are tiling. Simply remove when you’ve finished. It makes all the difference.
Need more information?
If you have any questions regarding selecting the right tiles for your home, then feel free to contact our Customer Services team using our web chat facility.
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