A wood baseboard is actually a fairly new idea, as a tile baseboard was more common. You will find a tile baseboard in older homes and buildings. They will usually be found in bathrooms but a tile baseboard can be great in any other room of the home. A tile baseboard can easily border wood and carpet just like it would tile. Installing a tile baseboard presents itself with some challenges and the following article will go through some easily avoidable mistakes.
Most other baseboards can be installed at any time. A tile baseboard is much easier to install when you have not already installed the main floor. This means the tile baseboard should be installed before linoleum, wood, carpet, or other material.
A tile baseboard is meant to be decorative. You want to choose the right size of tile for the tile baseboard as well as shape. Smaller tiles look nicer than larger ones. You should also use bullnose tile. They are rounded on one edge, which gives the tile baseboard a glamorous and classic look.
Grouting and Caulking
A tile baseboard still needs to be grouted as normal tile. You will also want to caulk the top and bottom edge of the tile.