Most lines of tile have special tiles for creating borders and accents. They should also have tile for finishing corners and edges. These will give your project a professional look.
You can get really fancy with your tile layout. One way is to use trim tiles for an accent strip in your design. These come in many different varieties.
Glazed tile that is used in the field will only have glaze on the top surface. This is so they can butt up to other field tile. Special tiles will be rounded at the edges to finish off the field tile.
Bullnose is a term used to describe rounded-edge tile. A single-edged bullnose tile is used to finish off the top of a wall, like a bathtub surround, or the edge of a countertop.
A double-out bullnose has two rounded edges for finishing off the corner of a tile section.
Edge tile is used for around the overhang of a countertop.
If your line of tile doesn’t come with an edge tile, you can substitute it with a bullnose tile on top and a regular field tile at the edge.
When installing wall tile, you usually want to finish off the bottom row with special base tiles. These are flared at the bottom and make a nice transition to the floor. The top of the base is square to butt up to regular field tile. There is also a tile called a “sanitary base” which has a finished top. These are used in areas where there won’t be wall tile.
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