16 Inch Mosaic Tile Medallions For Sale

Featured below is a selection of 16 inch mosaic tile medallions that may be used either on the floor or the wall. These tile medallions are smaller than most other medallions available but the patterns are no less impressive and they are very useful for applying to smaller spaces. They are particularly suite for use on table tops as a decorative way to add beauty.

Take a look at the selection of 16” mosaic tile medallions and make a selection to get more information to help you decide whether you would like one for your table, floor or wall.



16 Handmade Medallion Marble Mosaic Art Stone Tile Decor
16 Handmade Medallion Marble Mosaic Art Stone Tile Decor
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12 Sun  Moon Porcelain Tile Mosaic Medallion Backsplash Wall Flooring USA MADE
12 Sun Moon Porcelain Tile Mosaic Medallion Backsplash Wall Flooring USA MADE
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16 Handmade Medallion Marble Mosaic Art Stone Tile Decor
16 Handmade Medallion Marble Mosaic Art Stone Tile Decor
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22 13 16 Tile Medallion Daltile Concrete Connection tile with center accent
22 13 16 Tile Medallion Daltile Concrete Connection tile with center accent
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16 Tile Mosaic Medallion Mariners Compass Gray Black Slate Backsplash Flooring
16 Tile Mosaic Medallion Mariners Compass Gray Black Slate Backsplash Flooring
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16 Tile Mosaic Medallion Mariners Compass Gray Black Slate Backsplash Flooring
16 Tile Mosaic Medallion Mariners Compass Gray Black Slate Backsplash Flooring
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16 Tile Mosaic Medallion Mariners Compass Gray Black Slate Backsplash Flooring
16 Tile Mosaic Medallion Mariners Compass Gray Black Slate Backsplash Flooring
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32 x 20 13 16 Tile Medallion mosaic Daltile Continental Slate tile
32 x 20 13 16 Tile Medallion mosaic Daltile Continental Slate tile
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11 13 16 Tile Medallion Daltiles Salerno  Stratford Place floor or wall
11 13 16 Tile Medallion Daltiles Salerno Stratford Place floor or wall
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Multicolor Porcelain Tile Square Compass Rose Mosaic Medallion CHOOSE YOUR SIZE
Multicolor Porcelain Tile Square Compass Rose Mosaic Medallion CHOOSE YOUR SIZE
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16 Handmade Decorative Medallion wall floor Marble Mosaic Art Stone Tile Decor
16 Handmade Decorative Medallion wall floor Marble Mosaic Art Stone Tile Decor
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Floor Tile Medallion Mural Hughbanks Ram Wildlife Animal Art 16 x 16 DHA032
Floor Tile Medallion Mural Hughbanks Ram Wildlife Animal Art 16 x 16 DHA032
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Creating beautiful decorative features on the floor can be done in numerous ways and they will all provide a very effective look to a room in their own way. These small table top mosaic tile patterns provide a great deal of color and interest to a piece of furniture that might otherwise go unnoticed. As well as using them as a furniture decoration they will also be very useful as a wall feature in the kitchen, perhaps for use as a backsplash, or in the bathroom on the floor.

There are many beautiful designs available in these smaller medallion sizes with the intricate patterns simply scaled down. To a certain extent this simply makes the compass point pattern or the fleur de lis stand out even more brilliantly.

A small mosaic tile medallion, usually made of marble tiles, will provide a memorable feature in whatever room you choose to install it. They are available as complete pieces and are relatively simple to integrate into the room.

Marble Medallion Floor Tiles

Tiling the floor is a perfectly reasonable way to ensure you get a solid floor that will be durable and will look good for many years. Some of the most attractive types of tiles are slate, granite or marble. There is something about the natural stone tiles that create a strong impression in the room.

A decorative feature that will set off any floor but will look particularly effective in a large entrance hallway is a marble medallion. Marble medallion floor tiles can be made pre-cut and assembled and can provide any room a marvellous focal point that are geometrical and impressive.

In the past a marble medallion floor tile was the mark of a very prosperous family and they were usually found in only the finest houses in the country. The medallions themselves were created by master craftsmen with careful consideration given to the way it was put together and installed. These days, because it is possible to buy these medallions already made in advance they are much cheaper to buy and you might see them in many more homes.

Medallion floor tiles are still the main focal point of the house because it is very hard to miss something so bold and beautiful and they tend to lay the foundation for the way the rest of the home is going to be furnished. It is usually a fine first impression that tends to force the quality of the rest of the decorative features in the house to lift to the same level.

Marble is one of the aesthetically pleasing type of materials to use as a flooring surface and the accompanying marble medallion floor tiles that can be laid in the middle provide the perfect centrepiece.

What we are seeing more of these days is the request for custom made medallions. This is requested, firstly, because it is an affordable option, but secondly, because it is a way of matching the existing look inside the house. If you would rather maintain the same look and want a floor that will do the rest of the decor justice, you will buy a custom made medallion.

In order to fit into all kinds of spaces floor tile medallions are made in a variety of sizes and they can be inlaid into existing floor surfaces with only a little it of trouble.

The perfect way to create a welcoming room is to install a small floor tile medallion. Take a look at the fine selection of floor tile medallions for sale.

What Are Saltillo Tiles?

There are a number of very attractive types of natural clay tiles from Mexico. Possibly the most famous of these is Saltillo tiles. Saltillo tiles are clay tiles that are sourced from the Mexican city of Saltillo, Coahuila.

They are rough hewn and natural looking and contain cracks, chipped edges and gouges that are all part of the natural beauty and distinction of the tiles. Saltillo tiles have been made using an old-world traditional style of manufacture by hand that is still carried on today.

These tiles are clay tiles that are available in shades of red, orange or yellow or as manganese Saltillo in which manganese is added to the clay when it is wet and it turns a brown color with the shade changing depending on how much manganese was used.

The Mexican Saltillo tiles are a perfect example of how an object does not have to be precisely made for it to be beautiful or functional. Saltillo tiles are roughly hewn with uneven edges and uneven colors. But it is these imperfections that give the tiles their appeal.

The clay to make the tiles is dug from the earth and water is added to humidify the clay. A couple of different types of tiles can be made depending on the methods chosen by the artisans. The first involves pressing the clay into a wooden frame before turning it out where it cures. The second is to simply carve the tile out of the clay to its desired shape.

After the tiles have been left to dry in the sun they are then kiln-fired for up to 36 hours and then allowed to cool for another 36 hours. The tiles may then either be sealed with an oil-based industrial sealant or left raw in its natural state.

One of the appealing aspects of using Saltillo tiles is that the colors within the tiles seem to swirl around and through the depth of the tile.

These tiles are the original terra cotta building materials that have been used for centuries as an attractive hard surface. They will suit any Mediterranean style home and are attractive tiles that will last forever if maintained properly.

The tiles are highly porous and will soak in liquid very easily. As a protective measure they should be sealed so that the moisture from the grout is not absorbed straight into the tile. If it is not sealed it will stain easily and you will find it difficult to get the tile to bond with the mortar. A way in which people go about getting the tile to bond properly is to soak the tile in water until it has absorbed as much as it can and then laying the tiles. The tiles make a good indoor use and can also be used in outdoor situations as long as the area is frost-free.

Another very popular type of tile that originates in Mexico are Talavera tiles.

Porcelain, Ceramic and Slate Floor Tiles

Trying to figure out the difference between certain types of floor tiles can be a little confusing for those who have not dealt with them much before. You will see or hear tiles referred to either as ceramic tiles or porcelain tiles and be wondering what the difference is and what type of tile will best suit your particular needs. Before buying a floor tile you should first understand what makes a ceramic tile different to a porcelain tile.

Tiles that are classified as ceramic tiles are made from predominantly clay and are kiln-fired. Of these tiles you can break them down further into what are referred to as porcelain and non-porcelain tiles.

Porcelain tiles are made from a dust pressed method using porcelain clays giving you a tile that is fine grained and particularly dense. This type of tile will have a sharply formed face and will have a smooth surface. The qualities of porcelain tiles are that they will have a much lower water absorption rate than a non-porcelain tile. Glazed porcelain tiles are hard wearing and resistant to damage making them a suitable tile for outdoors and for applications that involve traffic ranging from light to the heaviest commercial traffic.

Non-porcelain tiles are also the type of tiles that are referred to as ceramic tiles and they are the types of tiles that are finished with a glaze that provides the tiles with their colors and a patterned appearance. You may find non-porcelain tiles available as wall or floor tiles. They are suitable for light to moderate traffic but they have a relatively high water absorption rate and are prone to wear and chipping because they are softer than porcelain tiles. Most non-porcelain tiles are suitable only for indoor use.

You may hear of the term full-body tiles and wonder what this means. It means that the color of the tile has been baked completely through the tile which means that no matter how much the tile wears, the color will still be maintained. A full-body tile might be used instead of a glazed tile in which the color or pattern is applied to the surface of the tile.

Ceramic and porcelain tiles can also be made to look like slate tiles. They are baked to give the rough and beautifully patterned appearance of slate but they have the durability and lower absorption rate that you require from a functioning tile floor.

Ceramic tiles are different in nature to slate tiles and consequently they will be used for different applications. Also, different care requirements will apply.

A natural slate tile floor needs some special maintenance done to it to ensure it lasts for a long time. Slate is a porous material and so the absorption rate is quite high. An option is to seal the slate to give it an appearance that is shiny or matte, it will also reduce the amount of moisture that will be absorbed. Different types of slate will have a different level of density which will also affect its durability and, consequently, the amount of work that should be put into protecting it.

An outstanding type of tile that is worth considering is the Mexican Talavera tile. For a floor that you want to look as expensive as possible you might also consider buying a floor tile medallion.

Can A Stair Runner Be Used In The Hallway?

Runner rugs come in two different styles, standard runners that you will use for the hallway and stair runners. The two different types of runner rugs are made differently and are two distinctly different types of rugs. However, you can get away with using a hallway runner as a stair runner if that’s the way you wish to use it.

A standard runner rug is essentially just a rug that has been made in a long rectangular shape. They are made with a border on all four sides just like a regular area rug. For the most part the runner rug is used as a hallway rug rather than on stairs. When they are woven, runner rugs are usually finished with bound ends that are serged or whipped along the two side lengths.

Most stair runners, on the other hand, are woven as continuous roll runners and may be woven using one of a number of different weaving processes using a narrow loom. The narrow loom allows the runner to be finished with woven selvedges so that the rug will not fray. The main point about buying a stair runner is that, because it has been made in a long continuous roll it can be cut to the perfect size for your stairs. The last thing you need is a seam partway up the stairs because one runner wasn’t long enough to do the job.

When buying a runner rug to be used as a stair runner you are going to have to take into consideration the way the rug is going to be laid on the stairs and the effect it will have on the length.

Runner rugs are available in different materials. You can choose from synthetic or wool runners or it is also possible to buy runner rugs made from a combination of both. It will really come down to the color and design that most appeals to you and then the price will differ depending on the material with which the rug is made.

One of the factors that is very important when deciding on a runner rug to use as a stair runner as opposed to a hall runner is that it must be a durable rug. A stair runner is going to be subject to some heavy traffic because the feet tend to hit the ground harder when ascending and descending stairs. For this reason you will be more likely to use a synthetic or synthetic/wool blend for your stair runner. The pile of a stair runner should be denser as well which is also key to the durability it will exhibit.

One of the differences you might consider when placing your runner rugs in either the hall or on the stairs is the accessory you will use with each. A hallway runner should be laid down with a strong rug pad to keep it from slipping about and a stair runner can be anchored with stair rods to ensure that the rug is kept nicely secured.

The bottom line is, if you were wondering whether a stair runner can be used in a hallway then the answer is yes by all means use the stair runner in the hallway. Make sure the ends of the stair runner have been properly finished and bound to ensure there is no fraying.

Take a look at the selection of runner rugs for sale or, for something a little more casual, check out the range of bamboo runner rugs.

Decorative Tile Floor Medallions For Sale

A decorative tile medallion for the floor provides you with the kind of feature that will create a big impression on anyone as they enter the foyer or hall. The range of medallions available for sale differs dramatically with designs ranging from knots to fleur-de-lis and stars and will provide you with the perfect look as an entry way tile.

Take a look at the selection of tile medallions for sale with square designs and circular motifs and tile sizes ranging from the small mosaic tiles to larger pieces.

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24 HandMade Art Tile Stone Patterns Medallion Floral Decor Marble Mosaic
24 HandMade Art Tile Stone Patterns Medallion Floral Decor Marble Mosaic
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40 Handmade Flower Medallion Square Interior Decor Marble Mosaic Art Tile Stone
40 Handmade Flower Medallion Square Interior Decor Marble Mosaic Art Tile Stone
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NOCE MARBLE TEXAS STAR MOSAIC TILE MEDALLION FLOOR Bksplsh Wall DESIGN GRANITE
NOCE MARBLE TEXAS STAR MOSAIC TILE MEDALLION FLOOR Bksplsh Wall DESIGN GRANITE
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Pottery Barn PB Teen Pink Style Tile 20 Medallion
Pottery Barn PB Teen Pink Style Tile 20 Medallion
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Glass Mosaic Tiles Blue Moroccan Medallions Mosaic Glass Tiles 1 Squares
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40 Handmade Pattern Art Tile Stone Floral Decor Medallion Marble Mosaic
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40 Handmade Pattern Art Tile Stone Floral Decor Medallion Marble Mosaic
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36 HandMade Art Tile Stone Patterns Medallion Floral Decor Marble Mosaic
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40 Handmade Pattern Art Tile Stone Floral Decor Medallion Marble Mosaic
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40 Handmade Pattern Art Tile Stone Floral Decor Medallion Marble Mosaic
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36 HandMade Art Tile Stone Patterns Medallion Floral Decor Marble Mosaic
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48 Handmade Pattern Art Tile Stone Floral Decor Medallion Marble Mosaic
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It is possible to get some visually stunning tile medallions that may be used as a welcoming entry way design or as a table top or even a design to be incorporated into a counter top. The possibilities are quite large in how you might use your chosen floor tile medallion.

One such way is to create a decorative entry tile feature out of your floor medallion. Placing a large circular medallion in the entryway of the home will provide a significant feature that can serve to give the entire home added distinction. It would certainly create a memorable welcome when visitors walk into the home for the first time.

Naturally, it is not essential that your floor tile medallion be overly large to create an impressive look, particularly if the entrance way is not overly large. Using small stone medallions can be particularly effective in turning a boring hallway into something more extravagant. Something like a small tile compass medallion is simple and understated yet it will provide a very fine point of interest as you walk into the home.

When you look through the entire range you will quickly gain an understanding that entry way floor tile designs are many and varied and can look extremely impressive. They are available in a large range of sizes from the smaller 16" floor medallions through to the more common 40" medallions and up to the king sized medallions of around 96".

By browsing through just some of the floor medallions on display on these pages you will be met with a large number of very useful tile medallion ideas that could be used as a starting point for a more extensive design.

Floor Tile Medallions For Sale

There are many different types of floor tile medallions available to express yourself in the entranceway of your home. A mosaic style piece of art on the floor can either be in the modern style or completely classical, the choice is yours. Take a look at the large range of decorative tile medallions for sale below.

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NOCE MARBLE TEXAS STAR MOSAIC TILE MEDALLION FLOOR Bksplsh Wall DESIGN GRANITE
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16 Handmade Medallion Marble Mosaic Art Stone Tile Decor
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36 x 60 Rectangle Floor Medallion waterjet tile Inlay medallions
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Ancient Floor Tile Design Pattern Medallion Marble Mosaic MD951
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24 Charro Fleur dis Lis Mosaic Medallion Backsplash Floor Tile Design Deco Desi
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23x14 1 4 3D Ceramic Tile Medallion  Daltiles Brancacci floor or wall
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23x14 1 4 3D Ceramic Tile Medallion  Daltiles Salerno floor or wall
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30 Sun  Moon Porcelain Tile Mosaic Medallion Backsplash Wall Flooring USA MADE
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12 Sun  Moon Porcelain Tile Mosaic Medallion Backsplash Wall Flooring USA MADE
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Marble Medallion Mosaic Decorative Art Tile Accent For Floors Walls Tabeltops
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Marble Medallion Mosaic Decorative Art Tile Accent For Floors Walls Tabeltops
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Marble Medallion Mosaic Decorative Art Tile Accent For Floors Walls Tabeltops
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Choose a suitable floor tile medallion that is either square, circular, in marble, granite, ceramic or even polished crystal. There is any number of different designs available to suit all kinds of homes.

Some of these medallions are available as single tiles and can be used as a pool decoration, a shower tile, a tabletop or a floor tile. The choice is yours. There are a few favourite designs that have proven to be more popular than others. Consequently, there is a larger range of these designs to try to create each tile medallion in its own unique style. Some of the designs that you might choose include a five pointed Texas star, a compass pattern and any number of different types of fleur de lis tile medallion designs.

You will find that the more detailed mosaic medallions are mounted on meshmount backings so that they are easy to install.

Floor tile medallions are also available in a range of sizes from the large tile medallions measuring around 70 inches in diameter down to small tile medallions measuring around 20 inches in diameter. it is not surprising that tile medallions for floors are still classed as one of the most popular ways to create an impressive display withing the entry foyer of the home. It is built to provide a surface that is durable and long-lasting and it will give you the opportunity to create a unique identity for your home.

Laminate Flooring – A Economical Alternative To Traditional Hardwood Floors

In recent years, installing a new hardwood floor has become one of the most popular home decorating projects. Everyone seems to love the beauty, warmth and style that a wood floor adds to any home. Sadly, solid wood floors are not cheap, and many homeowners find that the cost for a new floor is beyond their budget. Fortunately, there is an inexpensive solution – laminate flooring.

Laminate flooring is a flooring product that closely imitates the look and feel of an actual hardwood floor. Not to be confused with engineered wood flooring, which consists of real wood, laminates are manufactured from fabricated materials.

Several different layers make up any one laminate plank. Each layer is made from a different material. Starting from the ground up, the first layer is a backing layer. This helps hold the entire plank together and provides a moisture barrier and a strong foundation. This is normally made from melamine.

The next layer is the core and contains the bulk of the material. This layer can be made from several different materials, but HDF (High Density Fiberboard) seems the most commonly used. This layer is normally impregnated with some mixture of melamine and resins that adds to the water resistance of the plank.

The next layer is the image layer. This is a high-definition photograph of a piece of wood that the laminate flooring is meant to imitate. It is possible to imitate any flooring material in addition to wood, including stone or tile. This gives the homeowner the ability to install an “exotic” wood floor for a fraction of the cost of the real thing.

The top or final layer is the wear layer. This layer is made from melamine and aluminum oxide and is very durable. Some manufacturers go as far as to emboss this layer to simulate the wood grain that would be found on a traditional wood floor. This makes for a very realistic design that is difficult to tell from solid wood without closer inspection.

The cost difference between laminate and solid wood flooring can be significant. Hardwood flooring is traditionally sold by the square foot. Most hardwood flooring costs between $4.00 to $8.00 per sq. ft. Some exotics can cost a great deal more. Laminate flooring can usually be found starting at $1.50.

Installation costs for solid wood are usually higher. In most cases, a professional flooring installer will be needed to insure a proper installation. Most homeowners can install a laminate floor by themselves.

There are substantial cost savings involved when choosing laminate flooring over solid wood floors, For those homeowners looking for the time-honored beauty of a hardwood floor, without the sometimes prohibitive costs of a traditional hardwood, laminate wood flooring is the ideal solution.

How To Save Money When Designing Your Home's Interior

It's pretty exciting to buy a home of your own as you start to have lots of thoughts about what you are going to do in terms of decorating.  There will be so many different ideas spinning around your head and sometimes it's difficult to know what to do.  However here are perhaps some general tips when it comes to decorating your home.

Price - First of all you really want to think about the price of everything.  There's no point in buying everything you want if you then are unable to afford the mortgage repayments.  You will also want to think about the financing options that companies offer you.  Often you don't have to pay any money upfront but will you be able to pay for everything when the time comes to settle up?

Another issue about price is that many companies make their products look really great in their brochures and in their showrooms.  The result is that they look really amazing and you think that the price tag is worth it.  However there are many other companies who sell cheaper products just as good but they maybe don't present them just as well.

Durability - There are a lot of things that you can buy but they aren't necessarily that durable or suitable for the purpose.  For instance, if you are looking for basement flooring options, you should go for a hard flooring such as concrete or slate rather than wood or carpeting.

Fashion - Interior design is just as much a victim of fashion as anything else and what is really trendy today might not look quite so trendy in a few years time.  Do you really want to be lumbered with products you hate because they are no longer fashionable?  So be very careful about what's in fashion.  For instance if big bold patterns are in fashion today, you might want to avoid buying too many items like this.  Instead opt for more simple and classic items that won't date as quickly.

Although the above advice could be described as simplistic, people still make lots of mistakes when buying home accessories.  If they just sat down and thought about it a bit more they could save themselves a lot of money and hassle in the long run.

Travertine Bullnose Tile For Trim

If you are planning to add a travertine tiled shower to your home there are a few things you need to think about.  Of course the first is what shade of travertine stone you are going to use.  Generally, these tiles are fairly light in color but there are differing shades available which can greatly affect the look and feel of your shower and actually your entire bathroom.  The old rule of thumb for interior design is, the smaller the space and the less light available the lighter the wall covering.  This gives a feeling of size that a dark color can not provide.

Another question to ask is how you will integrate the shower tiles with the remainder of the bathroom.  Will you have a tiles shower stall with the tiles stopping at the door?  Will you tie in the travertine shower tiles with the same or complimentary tiles on the countertop?  Or are you interested in placing a matching tile on the entire floor of the space and then using that as a natural lead in to the shower itself.  This effect can work very well as it makes the room appear jointed instead of disjointed if you have one type of floor covering, another countertop, and third choice for the shower.

These are all questions to ask yourself but of course no mater what choices you make there is still the problem of what to do with the edges of the tiled area.  Most of the time this done by installing bullnose tile as the last vertical and horizontal course.  You can go here to learn how to bullnose travertine but basically this involves rounding the edge of the tile that will not be laid next to another.  That is, the edge of the tile which is visible at the completion of the job is rounded to give a nice transition from the wall surface to the tiling area.

Answering the questions in this article will help you to end up with a travertine shower you are proud of.

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