March 26, 2020 | Updated: March 22, 2023

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Skirting tiles, good looks and practicality for flooring

Despite waning popularity due to minimalist trends, adding skirting tiles to your next project is still a wise choice for several reasons. Firstly, for practical considerations, as they protect the walls, and secondly, for aesthetic reasons – they just look great!

In this article, we explore the use of skirting tiles as a clean and effective solution for creating a seamless transition between wall and floor tiles. We discuss various styles of skirting tiles for different types of tiled flooring and provide guidance on how to use them to enhance the aesthetic appeal of different rooms in your home.

When it comes to finishing a tiled floor, skirting tiles are a crucial consideration. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are especially well-suited for this purpose due to their durability and low porosity. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to achieve a polished and cohesive look for your tiled floors.

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Skirting: A Decorative And Protective Wall Treatment

Skirting is a decorative and practical way to enhance the look of a room while protecting its walls from scuffs, marks, and damage, particularly while cleaning the floor. It is a wall treatment that lines the junction between the floor and wall with a hard-wearing cladding material. Typically, skirting is made from timber, but other materials such as ceramic tiles, MDF, and PVC are also popular choices.


What Are Skirting Tiles?

Skirting tiles are a type of skirting board made of tiles instead of timber or other materials. They are becoming increasingly popular because they offer an elegant and modern look to any room. The tiles employed for skirting are generally 9 to 12 cm in height, and the width varies depending on the floor tile. For instance, a 120×120 format will have a corresponding 9×120 cm skirting, while an 80×80 format has a 9×80 cm skirting tile, and so on.


Ceramic skirting tiles: Using Tiles as Skirting Boards

Ceramic skirting tiles are a popular and practical choice for skirting. They offer excellent value for money and come in a wide range of colours and designs. Ceramic skirting boards are also highly durable, easy to clean, and resistant to moisture, making them an ideal choice for bathrooms and kitchens.

Bathroom Skirting Tiles: A Practical Option

Bathrooms are one of the most important rooms to install skirting tiles in. They require regular cleaning involving rigorous mopping and sweeping, which can damage the walls if not protected. Skirting bathroom tiles should match or complement the floor tiles. In fact, the same floor tiles can even be used as skirting tiles by simply cutting them in half. This creates a seamless and elegant look that is easy to clean.


Kitchen Skirting Board: Protecting Your Walls in Style

Kitchens are another important room in the home that requires skirting boards. The humid conditions and the need for cleanliness make it essential to install high-skirting tiles that can protect the walls from damage. If used together with wall tiles, skirting tiles do not necessarily have to protrude, creating a sleek and modern look.


Exploring Different Colours for Skirting Boards

Skirting boards are an essential element of any room’s decor, providing a finishing touch to the walls and floors. Choosing the right colour for skirting boards can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of a space. In this text, we will explore three different colours and finishes for skirting boards: white, metal, black and wood. Each colour has its unique characteristics and benefits, so read on to discover which option is the best fit for your home.

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#1 White Skirting Tiles: A Timeless and Elegant Choice

White skirting tiles are a timeless and elegant choice that can add texture and interest to any room. If the skirting tile has a profile with curves or rounded edges, then white is an excellent choice as the colour highlights the selected profile.

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#2 Metal Skirting Tiles: A Practical and Stylish Option

Matt metal skirting boards are a practical and stylish option that can create a sleek and modern look. Available in stainless steel and aluminium, they do not show dirt like other colours, making them an excellent choice for high-traffic areas. For a more dramatic effect, consider using a darker shade of grey for your floor or wall tiles.

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#3 Black Skirting Tiles: Classic and Timeless

Black skirting tiles are a classic and timeless choice that can add a touch of sophistication to any room. They create a striking contrast with lighter-coloured flooring or black-and-white chessboard flooring for optimum effect. Whether you prefer a sleek modern look or a more traditional style, black skirting boards are an excellent choice.


#4 Wood Effect Skirting: Warmth and Comfort

Wood effect skirting boards are a popular option for those who want to add a touch of warmth and natural beauty to their home. Here are three different wood effect colours and finishes to consider:

  • Light Oak: Light oak is a popular choice for those who want a more traditional look. It has a warm, honey-toned finish that works well with neutral and earthy colour schemes.
  • Walnut: Walnut is a rich, dark wood that adds a touch of luxury and sophistication to any room. It works particularly well with lighter-coloured walls and flooring, creating a striking contrast.
  • Grey Wash: Grey-wash wood effect skirting boards are a modern and contemporary option that works well with a range of interior design styles. The subtle grey tone adds a touch of texture and interest to your walls and floors, without overpowering the space.

No matter which wood effect colour and finish you choose, wood effect skirting boards are an excellent way to add warmth and character to any room.


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Skirting Tiles – A Practical and Stylish Solution

To sum up, skirting tiles are an excellent choice for protecting walls from damage and adding an elegant finishing touch to any room. They come in various styles and colours, making it easy to find the perfect match for your floor and wall tiles. Whether you prefer a classic or modern look, skirting tiles offer a practical and stylish solution that will enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home.

So, don’t hesitate to incorporate skirting tiles into your next project. Not only will they protect your walls, but they will also provide a seamless and cohesive look that will elevate the overall design of your space.

Visit Our Showroom to Explore Our Skirting Tiles

This blog post only scratches the surface of the possibilities available with skirting tiles. To discover the full range of options, we invite you to visit our showroom and explore the many styles and designs we have on offer.

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