June 6, 2023
In the grand world of tile there are many types of trim. Trim can be used to decorate a space, transition between materials, or to go from one plane to another. Here at Clay Squared we have a variety of handmade trims each with their own unique uses.
Our liner piece is ¾” wide and can be made at 6” or 8” long. Historically, you would see them used in the wainscotting of a bathroom or part of the kitchen backsplash. They can also be used to draw the eye around the space or help with awkward measurements of tile.
For instance, if your fireplace is 47.5” wide you could have liner pieces on the left and right side to bring the overall dimensions into a more workable 46”.
Our pencil trim is 1” wide and can be made at 6” or 8” long . Historically, you would see them used in the wainscotting of a bathroom or part of the kitchen backsplash. They can also help draw the eye around the space and can be used in many different borders like our Mississippi Border.
Our Deco trim is a dimensional piece that is ⅞” tall, protrudes ¾” and can be made as 6” or 8” long. They help create dimensionality in any space and can be used as a great divider between sections of tile.
Our Fillet trim is 1 ¼” tall, protrudes ½”, and can be made as 6” or 8” long. They help create dimensionality in any space and can be used as a great divider between sections of tile.
Our cap, as the name suggests, is used to cap off a tile project. They are 1 ¼” tall, protrude 1 ¼”, and can be made 6” or 8” long . These would historically have been used at the top of wainscotting in a bathroom or kitchen. They are glazed in the top flat part which creates a smooth transition to the painted wall.
Bullnose is one of the most useful and universal tile pieces. We can make it in any of our field tile sizes from 1” x 1” to 12” x 12” and all of the squares and rectangles in between. It can finish wainscotting or create a clean transition from tile to painted wall. It is also used to round right-angle corners in a kitchen, bathroom, or fireplace
The Bullnose corner piece is used as finishing edges and turning corners on wainscoting or edge of walls where the tile ends and painting starts. They come in all sizes and in all colors in the Clay Squared to Infinity line.
Double Bullnose tile tops the shower threshold/curb The Double Bullnose has parallel bullnose edges, it allows water to shed off the top and not sit in the grout lines. The tiles are all 3/8" thick. 5 7/8 wide by 6" long. Diamonds tile shapes are a versatile classic tile shape that can create playful optical illusion designs that are both dynamic and striking.
Mudcaps are 2 ¼” tall and have a J hook radius that extends in about 3/8" and fits snugly to the wall above wainscoting to create a finished edge. They are typically used in homes 1880s - 1960s for traditional mud installations. Mudcaps are used for two purposes. One as a finishing glazed edge to the top of the wainscoting. Two are used to go around corners. Usually used in Shower applications. Bullnose tiles are used in most modern projects today since builders typically use cement board projects.
Base Cove sometimes called Shoe base is the tile that is used where the floor meets the wall. It has a little J-hook radius bottom that flares out that makes it easy for cleaning along the edge of the floor. The top of the tile is made for easy stacking of the field tile above. The edge can be specially glazed if you are using the base cove on top of your floor tile.
Quarter Rounds are trim pieces that allow you to turn corners with out having to have a miter cut. They can be 6” or 8” long and have a radius of ⅞”.
The Double Curve is 1 ¾” tall and ½” wide and can be 6” or 8” tile. These would historically have been used at the top of wainscotting in a bathroom or kitchen. They are glazed in the top flat part which creates a smooth transition to the painted wall.
L Trim 1”
The L trim is a three-dimensional piece that is 1” tall, has a 1” depth, and can be made as 6” or 8” long. It is used to turn a 90 degree corner in a kitchen, bathroom, or fireplace. It is an alternative to using bullnose.