Border Tile styles and design ideas.

Published: 03rd October 2011
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Border tiles are really important in both finishing off the design style and to enhance the look of your bathroom and kitchen design. There are an abundance of border tile choices and any you choose should always be in accordance with the larger tiles. To ensure your colours coordinate and to get the best from your border tiles, always sketch out a design first before purchasing any border tiles.

There are many different tile materials that can be used for the border and edges of other tiles, Glass tiles, natural stone and mosaic glass tiles are all popular choices.

Using border tiles is a great way to add extra design and individual design to your bathroom wall and floor tiles. Plain, neutral wall tiles can really be brought to life with detailed decorative border tiles which will transform your bathroom or kitchen into a real design statement.

Window areas are ideal places to add border tiles and will help bring colour to the room, tiles installed around window areas can often be overlooked as the light takes the emphasis from the detail in the tile, adding border tiles will help make a real focal point of a window area.

Backsplash areas are also great places to add border tiles and many tile materials can be used, as well as the materials above, ceramic, porcelain and natural stone borders are all popular choices.

Border tiles come in different sizes also and larger or smaller border tiles can be used to create a specific design. Using different materials in your border designs is always a great idea and there are many natural stone tile borders that combine extremely well together such as glass and ceramic tiles.

If you really want to make an elaborate design on your border tiles then it is always wise to tone down the main wall tiles and keep to neutral and less busy designs, this enables you to use more decorative designs and larger border sized tiles.

Border tiles are really great at drawing attention to specific areas in either a kitchen or bathroom, if there is one particular area on the walls or floors, border tiles can be used to really help make a focal point of that area.

Many home owners use the same border tiles to create a theme for the kitchen and bathroom, using small areas of a room and keeping border tiles consistent with each other will really add a clean, minimalistic look and feel.

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