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Choosing the right tile trim for your project

Courtney Cole

Tile trims not only provide a clean execution to your tiling project but can also impact the finish design.
They can also protect those square and sometimes sharp tile edges!
Now available in a variety of materials, colours and finishes pick a tile trim that’s going to suite the style of your space.


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Available in pvc, metal, ceramic, stone, and porcelain there can be a wide variation in price and durability. By far the most common nowadays is pvc and metal but because pvc does not stand up well to abrasion, metal tile trim now the most commonly used for mid to high-end projects.

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Take into account aesthetics and design and how your trim works with the tiles and the rest of the space. You can match your trim to your fixtures or choose a colour that looks seamless with your tile selection. Your trim should compliment the space!

Tile trim will come in a range of shapes from the traditional bullnose, square, curve, prism of flat shape.
Discuss with your tiler what going to be best for your project!


If trim isn’t your thing you can get an experienced tiler to mitre your tiles.
Be aware that it can be costly and tedious process but the outcome is a clean crisp finish. Mitring a tile involves cutting at a 45 degree angle along an edge, essentially removing the 'biscuit' or underside of the tile. Two mitred tiles are then butted against each other to form a neat finish at the corner, so that only the face of each tile is visible.

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Now you know the look you are going for, communicate your ideas with your tiler so they can execute your dream space!

Courtney Cole
As an interior designer at TileCloud, Courtney brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the world of home renovation. With a Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration and a passion for creating stunning interiors, shes dedicated to helping people on their journey to transform their homes. Currently channeling her expertise into renovating her own home, she aims to share valuable insights, tips, and inspiration to assist others in achieving their dream space!