When a customer orders tile for their bathroom or kitchen, they are, in most cases, focused on making sure the tile colors match the design scheme colors for the area and/or the house itself. Customers rarely ask or think about the bullnose tile. If you are unfamiliar with this type of tile, the bullnose tile is a rounded edge that gives your tile a polished, professional look. It’s named bullnose because of its half-rounded edge. It’s shape, size or color varies but it consistently has a rounded edge as shown below.
Bullnose tiles are commonly used in bathrooms and kitchens, but they are also used on staircases, baseboards (tile and wood) and other areas of your home. There are many benefits to considering bullnose for your new home or redesign projects.
Here are three benefits to using bullnose tile
1) Provides a finished look
Bullnose tiles can be used at the top of a shower wall providing a smooth transition from tile to plasterboard. For this same reason, bullnose tiles are often used at the top edge of a kitchen backsplash. This provides a very clean and polished look. Simply using tile where the edge can be seen will leave your project looking as if it is unfinished.
Bullnose is also good to consider when updating your kitchen countertops to a more modern style as shown below:
2) Safe for your family
Bullnoses are used on the corners of countertops and also on the edge of stairs – yes stairs. Stair safety is always a concern in homes and stair tiles can be bullnosed to provide smooth edges and also slip resistance. Bullnosing protects the person using the stairs as well as the tile used on tiled stairways.
Bullnosed edges are normally put in places where bodies and objects are up against them – and sometimes these bodies and objects are not gently placed against the tile. Bumping into a sharp edge can hurt a person, object or even damage the tile itself. Bullnoses add a layer of durability to your tiled areas. A bullnosed edge is smooth and far less likely to chip or break.
Bullnose edges will look better, keep you and your family safe and can endure daily use much longer! If you are still unsure or not quite convinced you need a bullnose, please contact us to discuss your home project. Our design experts can certainly help you pick the perfect bullnose for your tile projects!