A tip to help you with the tiling of the corners of your shelf, windowsill or some external edges in the walls and finish them of beautifully.
Hello it is Bernadette Janson! And today I want to talk about bathrooms and one of the decisions that you need to make when you are renovating a bathroom.
So often you’ll end up with external corners, like so here we’ve got a recess in the wall. You might have wall niches, you might have a shelf or a windowsill that has an external corner that needs or a wall that needs to be tiled. And one of the decisions you need to make is how you finish this off. So how this one’s being done is by using an aluminium angle.
Now you can get these aluminum angles coloured. But we need to make sure that it’s installed correctly. Sometimes a plumber, I’m sorry not a plumber, a tiler will install it with the metal part on the outside and it just looks like a picture frame and doesn’t look very good.
So if you’re going to have an angle, have it on the inside of the niche or the corner so that when you’re looking directly at it you don’t see it.
Second thing is to colour match it as much as possible to the tile. So here we’ve not done that we’ve gone for contrast because we’ve got a lot of silver in the bathroom as in stainless steel. We decided to go for contrast but I think if I was doing this bathroom today I would have, I would do this white.
The other way you can do it is by mitred the tiles and if you’re going for a higher-end look a mitred tile so both the tiles are mitred, so that they meet with a perfect point at the edge which is a very nice look but unfortunately it is expensive and it’s not overly durable. So often those fine edges can chip and so if you’re doing it on your own home you might think twice about it because what you don’t want this chipping. But for a really high-end look the miterd
look is very nice.
The other thing that can be done is there is another moulding that’s more rounded that old-fashioned type tilers tend
to use, so I’ve steered away from that because it will really date your bathroom. So personally I think if you’re not mitering this is the best solution. The aluminium angle but colour match it to the tile.
So when it’s not in there it’s actually, it’s the 90-degree angle so half of it in under this title. I hope that’s helpful!