Tile Edge and Trim Design Ideas for 2023
Finish your tile project with a stylish accent by choosing the perfect trim tile, border or edging. This step serves an important function by softening the raw edges of tile walls and floors to ensure proper installation. Plus, it adds a high-end designer effect to the look. The Tile Shop offers a wide selection of colors, patterns and textures that can add the ideal complement to your next project.
Installing a border on your accent backsplash can give it the look of a framed art piece.
2023 Tile Trim Design Trends
After investing a lot of thought into a room’s tile design, many homeowners overlook how critical it is to properly finish the edges of their tile project. By removing the exposed edges, trim softens the transition where your tile ends, adding a high-end look and effectively outlining your tile installation. But trim pieces are also an important design feature. Layering trim tiles can elevate the entire design, accent a certain feature and create interest and individuality. These borders, trims and accent tiles can seamlessly blend into your design, stand out or highlight another feature in the space by repeating a finish or material. Keep in mind how the finer details of your project can impact the look and feel of the room.
This tile installation gives this bathroom tile a clean edge.
What better way to accentuate an impressive piece of art glass than with a tiled frame?
Facilitate the transition from one tiled surface to another with layered trim pieces that act as a wainscot.
Make your space appear taller by extending an accent stripe up to the ceiling. Edge pieces set the stripe off from the wall tile.
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Trim for Walls & Backsplashes
It’s important to make sure that you’re ending your wall and backsplash tile at the right spot because installing tile where the edge is visible will leave your project looking unfinished. A smooth, rounded bullnose edge is a great way to give your tile a clean finish and streamlined look. Since it’s far less likely to chip or break, bullnoses add increased durability to your tiled areas. Used at the top of a shower wall or kitchen backsplash, rounded tiles can provide a smooth transition and a clean, polished appearance. Trim can also add framing effects, arch features or distinctive ending points like chair rail molding to your wall. Add elegance to your space by ending with skirting at the floor or a chair rail piece at wainscot height. From marble to ceramic, these pieces come in a wide variety of finishes.
Skip the paintings: mix and match your tile patterns to create stunning works of art.
We love how this fun pattern adds an eye-catching border to this tiled shower.
Rounded pencil tile creates a smooth transition between two types of wall tile.
Add a tile border around your shower’s recessed tile inset for a classy, refined touch.
Moldings can help create a striking focal point when used around eye-catching patterns.
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Trim isn’t just for your vertical tile installation—don’t forget to complete your project by effectively framing out your floor design. While the majority of the floor can be one tile, consider bordering the room with a contrasting shape or pattern. To ensure a smooth transition from one space to the next, you should install threshold pieces, which are available in natural stone or a variety of metal finishes from DURAL. In addition to crafting a sophisticated look, edging your floors will make them much easier to clean and maintain.
Skirting tile adds sophistication to this shower entrance.
Here’s a great example of using different tile near the floor for a bit of contrast.
This shower shows how you can use your edge and trim to smoothly transition between tile patterns.
Even a subtle trim at the foot of your walls can make an impact on your room.
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Design Tip: Choosing Materials
For edging purposes, a combination of materials can be mixed and matched to create a rich sense of depth in your room. Get creative with contrast by pairing ceramic and glass or installing glass tile with stone accents. Natural stones, like marble, granite and travertine, can be polished so that the edges appear finished. Pencil wall tile is a classic accent piece that helps produce an even tone for easy matching. Metal edge trim is a quickly growing trend that’s available in a wide array of styles and finishes. Use metal trim in your bathroom to create a clean and contemporary transition to another surface that also matches the finish of your sink faucet or shower head. If you’re installing subway tile, turn your tile vertically to create a defined edge at the top or border. Any questions? Learn more about edging from our experienced store associates at The Tile Shop.
This creative use of glass and stone patterns makes this shower area uniquely appealing.
Using vertical subway tile trim is effective at creating a defined edge in this tile inset.
This metallic framing adds dramatic flair and contrast to this shower wall.
Our variety of colors and styles of natural stone edging tile means there’s a solution for any space.
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Tile Edge Trim – How to Choose It and Install It (2022 Update)
If you’d like to find out all about tile edge trim, you’ve come to the right place!
This is Steve with SKG Renovations. In this post I will be providing you with an assortment of tile edging options and some helpful installation strategies.
And it gets better!
I will also go through a real life installation example to show you how it’s done by a professional.
And if you’d rather get some super valuable tile installation tips, check out my Shower Tile Installation post.
Ok, let’s get into it!
Summary of Topics:
Please use the links below to skip to any section that interests you.
There are four main types of tile edge trim that can be used to finish the perimeter of your tiling installations.
These include stone trims, porcelain or ceramic trim tiles, as well as plastic and metal trims.
These come in various configurations depending on the product and their use, but the metal tile trims (metal tile edging) and stone trims are the most popular.
Alternative to Bullnose Tile
If you are not excited about using a standard tile edge trim profile, you can use real or engineered stone instead. This is one of the fastest growing tile edge trim ideas, quickly displacing the standard tile edging options.
Capping a shower pony wall or framing the inside of a shower niche with polished stone creates a beautiful high end finish, and also provides a great alternative to bullnose tile.
Most of these installations will utilize a marble tile, because these tiles looks great on your shower wall and the tile edges can be exposed for a very nice look.
Marble tiles are almost exclusively used in this situation because they are very popular and also relatively soft, so the edges can be polished with relative ease. Only a few minutes of wet sanding is required to create a fine polished, professional appearance. The image below shows a shower niche trimmed out with marble tiles.
Image courtesy of Redblock Industries
You can also use stone material from a local stone fabricator if you can get your hands on some. This material is usually used for kitchen and bathroom counter tops so it’s quite thick (a choice of either 2cm or 3cm thickness). This is a great option for those who prefer the more bold look of a thicker stone.
This option can be relatively cheap if you can find a fabricator willing to give you a few small pieces. This may not be as difficult as you think because small pieces are a real pain to store for these guys… and they have lots of these laying around after every job that will eventually be disposed of.
This tile trim strategy is becoming much more popular because it creates a very compelling seamless look and is easier to install than other trims. It can also produce a beautiful modern or classic finish depending on your choice of stone.
Ceramic Tile Edge Trim Profiles
Photo by Reaume Construction
Ceramic tile edge trim profiles can have a finished square edge, or more commonly a larger radius bullnose edge.
These types of tile edging were common in modern designs during the 1980’s and early 90’s but are no longer popular in todays modern bathroom designs.
There are some unique modern trim tiles available today, but they are usually special order items and generally quite expensive.
In contrast, it is quite common to see these tiles in more traditional design schemes these days.
The attached image shows a ceramic trim tile being used very nicely around a tiled shower niche in a traditional bathroom design.
Metal and Plastic Tile Edge Trims
Metal tile trims and plastic tile edge trims come in several profile shapes and colors, but plastic is the least popular of this group because they do not stand up well to abrasion.
The metal tile edging is by-far the most common trims used in most mid-cost and higher end renovations (image of sample trim wheel).
They are ideal for high abrasion areas such as floors, but have also become a standard in most shower wall tiling installations.
They are available in the widest range of finishes and profile styles, but the profile with the very narrow top edge is the most popular (for example, Schluter Jolly).
There are a large selection of Shluter profiles available. You can see them all on the Schluter Systems website.
Most home stores carry Schluter profiles but you can usually only get the Jolly profile without special ordering them. There are a few more Schluter profile options readily available online.
Tile Edge Trim Finishes
If you’ve decided to install a metal tile edge trim, and you’ve picked the type and style you want, then it’s time to choose the finish.
You should be prepared to select your trim finish well in advance of your tiling project because some finishes are special order items.
You should also be prepared for a wide variation in price. Some of the less popular finishes can easily be twice (or more) the cost of a more common finish.
The general rule when picking a tile edge trim finish is to try your best to match the trim with your bathroom fixture finishes, although there are some exceptions.
Generally when choosing your finish, you should keep in mind that tile edge trim should be an attractive compliment to your bathroom design, but not a stand-out feature.
It is not always obvious what depth you should select for your metal tile trim, even when you have your tile and trim in hand at the home improvement store.
It is a good strategy to err on the plus side for your trim depth to avoid the terror when you see the tile edge protruding above the trim during installation.
To choose a trim depth that is 1/16” to 1/8″ deeper than your tile is standard in the industry. A DIY’er should stick with a the 1/8″ deeper trim option to give themselves a bit more of a safety margin.
Because the bonding portion of the trim sits beneath the tile (the cross hatched flange seen in the image), it is important to allow enough mortar beneath the tile to allow it to bond to the trim, and the trim to bond to the tile backer board.
Squeezing all the mortar out between your tile and trim mounting flange reduces bond strength significantly so DON’T DO IT!
Another thing to be aware of if you are installing only ceramic tile, is that many people have the tendency to choose their tile edge trim depth based on the thinner outside edge of the ceramic tiles they are using.
This will get you into trouble when you have to match the thicker cut edge against the trim in a staggered tile layout.
If you are installing a waterproofing membrane after you secure your tile edge trim in place, you must also remember to accommodate the membrane thickness in your choice of trim depth.
Remember that you can always add a little extra mortar to raise the tile to meet the trim depth, but you are totally stuffed if you choose a trim depth that is too shallow.
Trim Depth Example
The example image shows two different tiles installed with a 1/2″ trim.
The darker tile is porcelain with a thickness of almost 3/8″ and the surrounding tile is ceramic with a 1/4″ thickness.
The ceramic tile has lots of room beneath, requiring 1/8″ thick layer of buildup material beneath to allow it to match the porcelain tile and trim.
However, the trim is a perfect depth for the porcelain tile. This 3/8″ tile requires an extra 1/8″ of depth for trim & tile to match evenly, due to the extra thickness added by the waterproofing membrane, and an allowance for some mortar beneath.
Outside Tile Corner Trim
When it comes to shower tiling, you may never need to worry about outside tile corner trims for your tile work unless you are installing a tiled shower niche or tiling a pony wall or shower bench.
To clarify, outside tile corner trims used exclusively for the corner where two of your tiled surfaces meet at 90 degrees.
These days it is most common to use a metal tile edge trim for these corners but as I mentioned previously, another great alternative tile edging option is natural or engineered stone.
With stone you can relieve yourself of the burden. Leave the cutting, edge finishing and installing to your stone fabricator instead.
Just keep in mind that stone is expensive and requires a skilled stone fabricator to cut & polish them.
Square Joint or Mitre Joint on Tile Trims?
If you choose a metal tile edge trim, it must be installed with skill and precision.
This trim piece is usually quite visible and you don’t want someone’s shoddy work to be on display in your new shower remodel.
Firstly, if you want this installation to go smoothly, you should follow the strategies I have covered in the sections above.
The challenging part will be matching the four corners evenly, with no gaps.
You have two choices: Meet the two pieces of trim in the four corners with a square joint, or use a miter joint (45 degree joint).
The first option is clearly the easiest and offers the highest chance of success (see image), but it does not look as professional as a perfect miter joint.
Another important condition is that you can only achieve a decent square joint when the top of the trim is flat. This can be achieved quite satisfactorily with Schluter Shiene or Jolly.
With other more complex profiles, a miter joint will be required.
If you decide on miter joints for your shower niche outside trim, it’s always safest to get a skilled and experienced tiling professional to do this work.
An Easy Alternative to Shower Niche Trim?
If you want another alternative to installing a shower niche trim and avoid the outside corner installation problem altogether, you can always install a finished shower niche with a built in tile edge trim.
This look isn’t for everyone but if you like the metallic look of a finished shower niche, it can sure save you a lot of work and also eliminate the risk of leaks.
Straight Edge Trim or Square Edge Trim?
Most of the standard trims that you’ll see these days are considered straight edge tile trims. These have a very thin top profile which has always been the preferred look for most people until recently.
Square edge tile trims (or box edge trims) are a bit more obvious because of their box shape and wider top profile. This more bold look has been gaining popularity recently.
Square edge trims have been around for a long while but style preferences have changed recently to bring these trims more to forefront.
Most tiling contractors have tended to avoid these trims simply because you need to cut a perfect miter joint in the corners for these joints to look nice. And this is pretty difficult to do well unless you use a miter saw with a steel cutting wheel.
I have always liked the look of square edge profiles and I suggest them regularly to my clients. The Schluter Quadec profile is a good example of this type of trim. I used this for trimming out the baseboards in a bathroom remodel I did recently (see below).
Inside Tile Corner Trim
Finishing inside corners is an important part of every shower tiling project, but it is also the most ignored when it comes to tile edging.
There are some challenges to these inside corners and some elegant products and strategies available to meet these challenges.
There are also some very useful and interesting tile edge trims that are not routinely used in modern bathrooms and showers but are also worth considering.
Inside Corner Dilemma
If you are like most tiling contractors, you will have some issues with finishing inside corners on wall tile installations.
When wall tiles meet at a corner, you have a choice of tiling right up against the adjacent tile and rely on a white silicon bead to seal the corner (see image). Or you can cut the tile to create a grout line on one of the two walls.
The former strategy is the most common mostly because it is simply the easiest of the two.
A grout line in the corner tends to interrupt the visual flow of tile from one wall to the other, and is not generally considered to be a good look.
Although these are the most common strategies, you can also install some great inside corner trims here to give your tile installation a high-end look. These are extremely uncommon because they are a bit pricey, but I really like this look (see section below).
Other Interesting Trims
The inside corner tile edge trim (also called a cove trim) provides a professional finished look and is one of the most under appreciated tile edge trim ideas, in my opinion.
The benefits of this trim are an attractive metallic or colored finish compared with the standard grout or silicon corner.
It also has a smooth radius making it easier to clean and provides two grout lines, allowing the corner to be completely sealed.
A baseboard trim is also available for installation outside of the shower if your floor & wall tile meet. It has a very thin top profile and various bold metallic finishes, great for minimalist designs.
There are also some very nice tile edge border profile trims designed to be mounted within a section of wall tile to create a separation between two different tiles, or simply as a bold interruption in the your wall tile design.
There is even a wall profile trim with a shallow track down the middle for mounting a strip of 1″x1″ mosaic tiles. A very classy look.
I hope that this article has provided you with some confidence (even mastery) in the area of tile edge trim. I have attempted to shown you a range of the most popular and interesting tile edge trims, along with a few useful hints to help you with installation.
If you have any thoughts you would like to share or any questions about this post, or the topic of tile edge trim in general, please leave a comment below.
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choice, how and with what to stick?
After the repair work related to the cladding of the walls and floor of the bathroom with ceramic tiles has been completed, and the replacement and installation of new plumbing equipment has been completed, it remains to perform some measures that are important both in terms of aesthetics and in terms of protecting the room from moisture.
- Types and characteristics of bathtub edgings
- Plastic drips
- Taped drips
- Ceramic borders
- Castings from natural materials
- Features, types, advantages and disadvantages of ceramic samples
- Preparation for installation
- Calculation of basic and consumable materials
- preventing water from entering, through the possible space between bathroom and tiled walls of the room, into the interior space of the room. This can lead to the formation of fungus and mold, as well as premature failure of plumbing fixtures and furniture installed in the bathroom.
There are various bathroom edgings – ceramic, plastic and tape
There are several ways to solve this problem, from radical, with cutting the rim of the bathtub into the wall, to elementary sealing the gap with silicone sealant. But the most acceptable option, however, would not only be to isolate the gap between the wall and the equipment, but also to give the whole structure an aesthetic appearance.
Ceramic bathtub border, fully satisfies these conditions, ebbs, matched to the tone of the tiles, can completely transform or complement the interior of the room.
Types and characteristics of bathtub borders
The building and finishing materials market provides a wide range of profiles that can be glued around the perimeter of the bathroom, and thus create aesthetic ebbs that do not allow water to seep between the wall cladding of ceramic tiles and the bathtub. The most common are borders made of plastic or ceramics.
More economical option, installed with liquid nails or plumbing silicone sealant. Trading networks offer a wide “line” of similar goods, of various sizes, textures, surface types, profile shapes, material density and shades. Of the positive aspects, one can single out an acceptable cost and the possibility of installation with one’s own hands, gluing plastic borders will not be difficult even for a person far from the construction craft. There are plastic borders on which the fixing composition is applied in advance in order to glue them enough, remove the protective film and fix the ebb in place of its installation.
Bathtub edging is designed to seal the gap
The disadvantage of PVC sills is their relatively short service life, due to the insufficient strength of the product, it should also be taken into account that plastic sills can still partially pass moisture and, therefore, do not guarantee complete tightness of the place joining the bathroom rim and wall tiles.
A variety of plastic flashings are tape self-adhesive borders, they are made of sufficiently elastic polyethylene, which simplifies the installation process even more. In order to securely glue the self-adhesive element, the bathtub rim and the surface of the tile must be thoroughly degreased; for more reliable fastening and better sealing of the joint, the tape border can be glued onto plumbing silicone sealant.
Be sure to clean the surface of grease and dirt before gluing the tape border
plinth, eminently, impractical. The fact is that high-quality tiles and good plumbing can last a long period of time, which PVC products cannot “boast”, and from an aesthetic point of view, a cheap plastic version will certainly spoil the overall impression of an expensive repair.
Most often, the necessary ceramic sills can be purchased as a set for the tile, which is planned to be used for cladding the walls of the bathroom, but if the desired product is not available, you will have to select the appropriate option, in tone and texture corresponding to the overall decoration of the room.
Ceramic borders and corners for the bathtub are very durable and aesthetic
Gone are the days when the ceramic bathtub was made from tiles by cutting a strip of the desired width from the tile. Now the need to make a product with your own hands has completely disappeared; not only linear fragments are on sale, but also various additional elements, including corner ones.
Castings from natural materials
Castings from natural materials are used for an expensive and refined interior, they are made of marble, granite, travertine and other natural and artificial stones. It is allowed to glue the product both on the bathtub under the tile and on top of the tile. Such borders will last a long time without losing their attractive appearance and doing an excellent job of preventing leakage between the bath bowl and the adjoining wall. But at the same time, it is worth remembering that this option is also the most expensive, due to the high price of the source material.
To match the design of the room with the finish of the bath, when choosing a natural stone sill, it is necessary that the interior elements or sanitary equipment of the room also include a similar natural material.
Features, types, advantages and disadvantages of ceramic samples
After analyzing the possible options for sealing the place where the bathtub adjoins, with walls, it can be stated with confidence that the use of ceramic borders will be the most acceptable. Contributing to this confidence, a large number of advantages inherent in products from this material in comparison with other samples:
- resistance to strong and concentrated chemicals and the negative impact of aggressive environments;
- long service life;
- large selection of products;
- high resistance to deformation, sufficient strength and hardness of the material;
- resistance to significant temperature changes;
- low water absorption;
- environmentally friendly and easy to care for.
The disadvantage of ceramic castings lies in the low resistance to point impacts, when heavy and hard objects fall, the product may be destroyed.
Installing a border allows you to simultaneously ensure the tightness of the joints and decorate the room
Today, ceramic borders are available in three types:
- Pencil. It is a thin, convex strip with a variety of textures on the front side, usually used to process minor gaps.
- Angle. The most common type, it has a triangular section in the profile, which contributes to a snug fit of the product to both the bathtub rim and the wall cladding tile, it is used for laying on medium-width seams.
- Freeze. A rarely used type of ceramic sills is a convex or corrugated strip, with a length equal to the width of the tile with which the walls of the room are lined.
Preparation for installation
Before proceeding with the installation of the curbs on the bath, you need to prepare all the tools and consumables, as well as calculate the required number of sills and related materials.
What you may need:
- ceramic border;
- tile adhesive;
- sanitary silicone;
- silicone gun;
- grater, with emery mesh or paper;
Calculation of basic and consumable materials
The method of calculating the number of border elements is quite simple and looks like this:
- We measure the length of all sides of the bath, which will be decorated with a ceramic border.
- Sum the measurements and divide the result by the length of the selected curb.
- We round the resulting number up and add two or three products for a possible breakage of a fragment during processing or cutting.
It is important to take into account the dimensions of the sanitary tank, the bathroom, the texture and color of the tile
The amount of silicone is determined on the basis that approximately 15-200 ml of sealant is consumed for a standard bath, 1. 5 kg of tile adhesive is needed.
Installation of ceramic sill includes a number of stages in a certain sequence:
- the installation site is thoroughly cleaned of dirt, degreased and dried;
- the gap between the bowl of sanitary equipment and the wall is filled with silicone sealant, if the gap exceeds 0.5 cm, then it can be filled with mounting foam;
- on the prepared glue, a corner ceramic reflux is located and subsequent longitudinal fragments are already mounted from it;
- at the end of installation, the structure is allowed to stand for 7-10 hours and after that the laid border is abundantly moistened with water to uniformly harden the tile adhesive;
- after the final drying, the seams between the tile and the tide are smeared with sealant or the same grout that was used to process the seams of the wall cladding.
If you do not have sufficient experience in working with tiles and installing ceramic sills, then it is better to entrust their installation to specialists.
Ceramic borders on the bathroom do not need any special care, but must be cleaned and cleaned during the maintenance of the entire tiled surface of the room.
Ceramic bathtub borders and corners: selection, installation and assembly
Why are they needed?
The gap formed between the edge of the tub and the bathroom wall is one of the most common problems that people face when renovating a bathroom. For several decades, many ways have appeared to eliminate this trouble – from the capital sealing of the gap with the help of a tile curb to sealing the gap with adhesive curb tape, which is more of a temporary solution.
Do-it-yourself bathroom remodelers usually prefer the simpler and more reliable method, namely the use of special tub corners. They come in two types – plastic and ceramic. If the plastic corners perform mainly a practical function – they prevent water from getting behind the bath, then the ceramic plinth also serves decorative purposes. The ceramic edging creates a beautiful transition from tile to bathtub, giving the structure a finished look.
- Ceramic bath skirting board looks much more aesthetic than its plastic counterpart. The variety of colors allows you to choose a shade close to the tile, which will make the transition almost invisible.
- Ceramics is a natural material, so it is chosen by connoisseurs of everything natural in the interior.
- Ceramic is very well tolerated by high humidity, which is inevitable in the bathroom. Fungus and mold rarely appear on it. Temperature fluctuations are also not terrible for her.
- Ceramic corner does not require special care. You need to clean it with the same detergents that you use for tiles.
- The service life of a ceramic bath nook is much longer than that of a similar plastic product.
- Despite the fact that ceramic is a hard material and it is difficult to accidentally scratch it during operation, a strong enough blow can damage the curb.
- Ceramic corners are completely non-plastic, so they cannot be used to seal indirect gaps (for example, if the bathtub is irregularly shaped).
- A ceramic bath skirting board is a more expensive option than a plastic corner. However, the price justifies itself, because such a product lasts much longer.
Types and sizes
When you come to the hardware store, you will find three types of ceramic bath corners.
- Pencil. This option is suitable for sealing the thinnest gaps. It has a cylindrical shape, sometimes with several faces. Color performance may be different, including with the effect of “metallic”. The length is 20 cm and the width is 15 mm. It is also used as a border for walls and floors, dividing the room into zones.
- “Angular” – the most popular type of plinth; when they talk about a corner for a bath, they usually mean it. It has a triangular section, which allows you to insert one part of it directly into the gap, and install the other two on the edge of the bath and on the wall. Ceramic corners can be white or colored, plain or patterned. Standard size – 20×5.5 cm and 25×5.5 cm.
- “Frieze” – a wide decorative border, which is most often used for finishing bathroom walls. However, some install it as a bath nook. It should be noted that working with this element requires some building skills, since it is laid according to the same principle as tiles. The dimensions of this type of border can be different.
Don’t forget to purchase additional elements together with the ceramic corner – end caps and sprockets for joining at the corners. These parts are usually sold as a set, but you can also buy them separately – finding the right color and size is not difficult.
The ceramic corner is attached to the bathtub in two different ways.
How to tile?
The first method is usually considered the easiest, so it is usually used by beginners in the construction business. In this case, the border is glued directly onto the tiles.
- Remove dirt from the edges of the tub and adjacent parts of the wall, degrease and dry.
- Treat the seam with a sealing compound and let it dry.
- If necessary, cut the ceramic border into pieces of the desired size. In this case, you need to cut from the back, and clean the chips on the ceramics with a grinder or sandpaper.
- Experts recommend using liquid nails for ceramic corners. Apply adhesive to the back of the curb, apply to the gap and press firmly for a few seconds.
- When finished, seal the joints with a transparent, silicone-based bathroom sealant.
Professionals prefer to install the ceramic bathtub border before the tiles. This method is considered more labor intensive, it takes more time and building materials. However, the result is worth it – the border is very beautiful and durable.
- First you need to prepare the walls for ceramic tiles: remove old finishing materials, level with plaster or plasterboard panels, prime.
- Next, install the bath. Use a level for this, but do not forget to provide for the slope necessary for the normal flow of water.
- The gap can now be filled with sealant. It is best to use a silicone-based sealant. Before starting work, seal the gap on both sides with masking tape – this way you will protect the bathtub enamel and ceramic tiles from getting sealant and glue.
- While the sealant is still wet, smooth it quickly with a rubber spatula or a soapy finger (don’t worry, the compound washes well off the skin).
- Prepare tile adhesive according to instructions.
- Apply the required amount of glue to the back of the corner and press it to the gap.
- Insert plastic crosses between the elements of the border – the same ones that you will use when laying the tiles.
- After the gap is closed, you can start tiling the walls.