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#TileTuesday: Island Stone Glass Flat Trim

#TileTuesday: Island Stone Glass Flat Trim

David Fatula, Island Stone’s resident tile expert, talks Island Stone’s Flat Trim tile this  #TileTuesday, and gives you the 411 on how to:

  • Terminate open field tiles
  • Transition 90 degree corners

Island Stone’s Flat Trim tile, measuring 8” x ¾” x ¼”, launched at the end of 2019 is the perfect transition tile to end an open run or strip frame a tile feature.

Our Flat Trim comes available in two finishes, gloss and matte, in the following nine colors:

  • Azure
  • Lagoon
  • Midnight
  • Mojave
  • Oceania
  • Pure Silk
  • Smoke
  • Stratos
  • Tule
As well as in our two Impressions colors, Vapor and Glacier. Check out the #TileTuesday video on these varieties here!

    <<David Fatula, Island Stone Director of Technical Services shows off Flat Trim in Azure

    While the Flat Trim can be used for a variety of applications, David also gives his expertise on some of the best methods to terminate an open run or transition a 90 degree angle.

    Profile Trim

    Depending on the area specifications and materials, a Schluter-style profile trim is one of the most common ways to create a thin border around tile edges, especially for ceramic and stone tiles. 

    Outside Miters

    Miters allow two outside tiles to create a 90 degree angle by cutting a 45 degree angle on the edge of two tiles. While this can only be achieved with two factory edges, it does create the sharp corners that many designers desire.

    Butt Joint

    The butt joint solution is a wonderful method for Island Stone glass tiles since our specialized technique ensures that color can be seen from the side of the tile. Butt joints create a corner by two tiles “butting up” against each other, creating a small grout joint.

    Tune in for #TileTuesday on Island Stone IGTV every Tuesday at 10:30am PST by following @island_stone. Watch David’s full video on Flat Trim here