Wall tile with decorative patterns, trim, and borders can help to create a custom and designer look in your bathroom. A border can be used to frame a backsplash or wall mural. It can also add interest and a finished and tailored look to your overall design. These border tiles can be the same size as field tiles, or the other tiles on your wall, or they may have completely different dimensions, adding to its design effect.
In bathrooms, borders are usually seen just below the top row of tiles but can also run along the wall right above the edge of the bathtub or in the middle of the shower. They might also run along the top of a vanity and serve as a backsplash as well. Wherever you decide to add a border, it can help to define the space in your room and add visual interest to the overall look of the room.
When installing a border in your bathroom, make sure that everything is measured properly. You need to know precisely where to stop the field tiles and begin your border. You also need to continuously check that your tiles are being placed level so that you don't run into problems once you get to the ceiling. Before you start, make sure that the floor and ceiling seams are level. If they aren't, you need to decide if you will add extra tiles to the bottom of the top of the room to keep your rows in between level.
When installing your tiles, be sure that you give them enough time to dry to the Thinset before adding grout and sealer. Even if the solutions seem to be dry, wait the recommended amount of time to ensure that your tiles won't become loose over time. If you are leaning towards adding a border to your bathroom, take a look at these examples with stunning borders incorporated into their designs.
A stone border is one of the most elegant materials that you can use in your design. This carved design rests just behind the vanity and continues around the entire room. This is a great height for borders and can either have different tiles below and above or the same tile, as pictured in this design.
This border includes several colors in a mosaic subway tile design. It adds a little bit of color to the room and is continuous throughout, even next to the large window with frosted glass blocks. This is an easy type of border to do yourself. Just be sure to measure everything out and check that each new section is level.
A border in a drastically different color can really add a new level of design to your bathroom. Chose a color that still compliments the other colors in the room but also sticks out. This border runs just above the vanity and continues throughout the room, going up about halfway in the shower area. This is another ideal height for a border.
A Designed Border:
A border can include an intricate design, like the one pictured in this example. It's a great way to transition between two different colors on your walls. This border is at an ideal height, just above the sink. It also runs right above the bathtub. Use your imagination when it comes to bathroom borders to find one that will enhance its overall design.
This design includes a unique border, which uses a single white colored row followed by the dark colored tile. The white then starts again and the top of the room is finished with another row of dark tile. There's plenty of ways to add borders to your bathroom and you don't have to feel limited to just one. Adding a couple can give the eye more to look at. You can also use more than one color or two colors but avoid using too many or the design could come off as too chaotic.
Your border doesn't have to go in just a straight line. This border doesn't go around the entire room either. Instead, once it hits the vanity area the tiles are increased and create an accent wall. This is a great option if you are looking to define certain areas of your bathroom or add more color to the room.
Adding a border to your bathroom is an easy and affordable way to increase its visual appearance while improving its overall design as well. It's an easy to do project that can increase the value of your bathroom instantly.