In days where almost all tiles were normal ceramic - glazed on a terracotta type mix, the edges were not the same colour as the tile glaze, so edger or trim as it's often called, was and still is used.

This would be plastic in recent decades and there is still a range of colours you can choose from.

Most are rounded edge, but there's a range of rectangular edged trims for a more contemporary look.

However, there are other options:


Plastic trim

Different colours

 Some of the many colours available in plastic

Some of the many colours available in plastic


Metal trim

Aluminium, polished chrome or brushed

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Butt fit overlap

 Some ceramic tiles have a coloured edge allowing for butt overlap corners

Some ceramic tiles have a coloured edge allowing for butt overlap corners

 Can work well with many porcelains. It's your choice depending on your tile and they all differ.

Can work well with many porcelains. It's your choice depending on your tile and they all differ.

 Works particularly well with natural stone

Works particularly well with natural stone

 Glass tiles

Glass tiles


Mitred

Higher cost, time and dust!, plus special cutters, but for some designs and tiles, this effect is sometimes requetsed.

 Mitered vertical corner with butt overlap on the top

Mitered vertical corner with butt overlap on the top

 Mitered grey porcelain with hand-made cast concrete ledges

Mitered grey porcelain with hand-made cast concrete ledges

 Mitred ceramic glazed metros

Mitred ceramic glazed metros