Tile or wood baseboards with tile floors?
prisbent
May 21, 2012 in Design Dilemma
I seem to see more wood baseboards than tile (cove?) baseboards with tile floors. Is that true? I have thought that a good reason to tile a bathroom floor, for instance, is to get away from the prospect of scraped & dinged up wood baseboards. Would you please enlighten me? Thanks!
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feeny
You may see more wood baseboards, but both are excellent options. So if you are inclined to use tile for exactly the reasons you have described, you should go ahead. Here are some photos of tile baseboards in some different bathroom styles, all of which I think look great:
Northbrook Residence
Hawaiiain Retreat Bathroom
Lindy Donnelly
May 21, 2012 at 7:32am   
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Shannon Ggem ASID
Great photo references, Feeny! It's also possible to mix materials, totally eliminating the risk of it looking like a giant shower pan (which none of the well done work above does, but it can happen). mixed materials:
May 21, 2012 at 8:24am   
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prisbent
Thank you, feeny and Shannon for your helpful responses. I tend to like the tile baseboards, and now understand the option of mixing up materials to not look like a giant showerpan (good description:-). Thanks again. Btw, the pics were great help.
May 21, 2012 at 9:32am   
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