Even with a room enhanced by ceramic wall or floor tile, something might seem missing in the design. In these instances, consider the use of border tiles to further enhance and personalize your home interior. A border tile is exactly what it sounds like—a series of accent tiles used as an exterior or interior border on the floor or wall. The description hides just how versatile and tone-setting an effective border can be. Whether you want to follow trendy modern designs or add a personal touch, the use of a border tile can be a boon to your home whether you use glass, ceramic, or porcelain.
Tie the Room Together
The most immediate use for border tiles is to frame and define a room’s space. Depending on how much you want the border to stand out, there are a few different options at your disposal. Colours that complement, blend, or contrast against the rest of the floor or wall will affect how much a person’s eye is drawn to the border, as will the type of material used. You can, for instance, use a glass tile border against a ceramic floor to create a more distinct texture and image. Themed images are also possible, like lining your bathroom with tiles decorated in a wave motif.
An effective border will run the perimeter of the room, but you don’t need to be restricted by ground level. Wall tiles can extend the border vertically and create a linked band that extends across length, width, and height. This can add a special splash of colour and intrigue to your rooms without the need for excessive renovation or large retiling projects.
Frame Your Features
Border tile can also be used to accent or draw attention to certain features. In a kitchen or dining room for instance, a stylized border can be run around an island or table to create a defined space. When choosing tiles for this purpose, it's best to go with something that complements either the framed piece of furniture itself or another element of the room like a backsplash tile.
Mosaic tiles are useful for this form of border since their often multicoloured nature allows you to tailor them to any surface or feature. They also draw the eye to more than simple solid colours, which can be used to great effect. By creating rectangular borders within an otherwise cohesive surface, you can give a rug-like effect to a space. This is especially suitable in areas like the bathroom or kitchen, where rugs are generally not advised.
Stylish Options for All Tastes
Centura Tile offers an unparalleled selection of tiling choices for homes and rooms of all shapes and sizes that are perfect for creating borders. We offer a mix of porcelain, ceramic, glass, and mosaic tiles from top manufacturers. You can view a sampling of our extensive catalogue—including 1x1 glass blends, glass/stone mixed mosaics and so many more—on our web site here. Or contact us so we can help you find your dream tiling design.