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Built to Last: Durable Metal Trim Options for Tile Projects

Providing clean, finished borders along the open sides of a tiled area, metal tile trims serve an essential purpose in tiling projects. They are available in various designs and finishes to complement various types of tile. Metal accents are resilient, stain-resistant, and simple to install. Here are several of the most prevalent varieties of metal tile trims:

Bullnose Moulding
Along the open border of a tiled area, the bullnose trim provides a smooth, finished appearance with its rounded, finished edge. Along the margins of a floor, stair tread, or countertop, bullnose trims are commonly used. There are various widths available, including 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch, and 3/4 inch. There are stainless steel, brass, bronze, and aluminium bullnose garnishes available. Stainless steel is the most popular finish because it has a contemporary, streamlined appearance and is simple to maintain.

Pencil Liner Accent
The pencil liner trim is a narrow trim that defines a thin border along the perimeter of a tiled surface. One side has a polished flange and the other has a tapered edge. Frequently, pencil liners are used to finish the perimeter of a backsplash, tub surround, or the space between two types of tile. They are available in a variety of metal finishes, including burnished nickel, polished chrome, and oil-rubbed bronze.

Chair Rail Moulding
Chair rail trim is affixed at chair rail height on walls, as the name suggests. It is utilised to shield walls from chair backs and as a decorative element. Chair rail trim is available in various heights and styles. The traditional design has a height of 1-2 inches and a bevelled or rounded edge. The chair rail moulding creates a linear focal point and pairs well with accent tiles.

Exterior Corner Moulding
The exterior corner trim finishes the tile margins at external corners. It has flanges on both sides to conceal the tile’s exposed borders. Outside corner trims yield immaculate results and prevent grout from cracking at the corners. They are typically applied to the margins of countertops, curbs, and wall corners. Outside corner trims are available in a variety of angles, including 90 degrees, 135 degrees, and others, to accommodate various corner configurations.

Inside Corner Moulding
The inside corner trim, as its name suggests, finishes tile margins at an internal corner. On both sides, the flanges are finalised. Inside corner accents provide a seamless transition between two tiled surfaces that converge. They are frequently employed in interior wall corners, alcove margins, niches, etc. Inside corner mouldings are available in a variety of angles that correspond to the corner angle.

Cap/Edge Moulding
Along open sides or extremities of a tiled surface, such as a counter end, tub edge, or glass border, the end cap or edge trim provides a finished edge. One side of end covers has a decoratively finished flange. On the opposite side, they have a narrow lip or spacer that fits under the tile edge. End covers are available in various lengths and finishes. They offer a seamless transition between tiled and untiled areas.

Reducer/Transition Equalisation
The reducer trim allows for a seamless transition between two surfaces of varying heights. It declines progressively from one tiled level to the next. Commonly used between floor tile and carpeting or parquet are reducer trims. In addition, they are used between countertops and floors. Reducer trims prevent trip hazards and sharp edges.

Schluter Mouldings
Schluter-Systems is an industry leader in tile trims metal, profile edges, and coatings. Schluter trims provide tiled surfaces with elegantly finished margins. Jolly straight trim, Rondec corner trim, and Deco decorative trim are popular Schluter trim options. Schluter mouldings come in a variety of finishes, including stainless steel, solid brass, and anodized aluminium.

Metal tile trims significantly improve the appearance of finished tile installations. They help define edges, offer elegant transitions, and protect tile corner from harm. With so many options available, you can find the perfect style and finish of metal trim for your tiling endeavour. When appropriately installed, metal trims will provide enduring beauty and protection for decades.