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Types of tile edge trim

January 24, 2023
Tile edge

Tile is a popular choice for application in bathrooms, kitchens, and throughout homes and businesses. Once the tile itself is installed, finishing the edges of the tile creates a professional and polished look. Not using any tile trim can make any project seem unfinished or amateur. Here’s a little help on choosing the right tile edge trim for you.

1. Natural stone tile edge trim

Natural stone, such as marble, granite, and travertine, can be polished so that the edges look finished. In some cases, the edges may not even need polishing. Natural stone liners, moldings, and trims make suitable edge materials for many detailing projects, including backsplashes, countertops, showers, fireplaces, and wainscoting.

2. Metal profile edges

When you’re looking for a sleek and modern look, a metal edge makes a great choice. This minimalist approach is typically used for transition strips, but it also offers a simple way to finish the edges of a tile installation. Typically, the most popular style is the “L” style that leaves a flat edge. These tend to be the least expensive, are widely available, and are great for achieving the minimalist styling. But more and more common are the squarish, rounded (bullnose), and textured options.

3. Bullnose tile

Bullnose is the most diverse option when it comes to finishing pieces. One edge curves around a perpendicular corner to seamlessly fit into the side of your tile. Bullnose can be a variety of sizes and can be used in a multitude of situations including corners of walls, shower niches, windowsills, and countertops. A custom bullnose allows your tile edges to be similar in color & material with the rest of your tiles