Wainscoting is an effective way of bringing continuity to a room . a strong horizontal line at the height of the vanity back splash is a unifying focal design point. The best way to have tiles meet at the corners..Mitering is cutting the tiles at an angle so they meet clean at corners.mitering from molding, ogre molding and pencil molding require precise metered edges so they hide any gaps created by miters in the field tile. Skirting hand molded base pieces at the bottom of a wainscot can be a great way to finish the design where it meets the floor. Sometimes use a straightfoeld tile starting at the bottom of the wall and then add an 1/2 in pencil trim. This creates a creative base and adding a colored pencil will give the wall more definition. A wainscot can wrap around a bathroom and create the back splash over the vanity .


Setting tile on a diagonal gives the room it’s own identity even though the tile itself maybe the same tile used in adjacent space. Texture s well as color ..like using a random pattern of 2 in sq mosaic gives texture and can diffuse the impact of the grout lines. Using a random tile size and pattern gives an old world look when using limestone.Slate can achieve a more rustic feeling, and slate is very durable.


Wainscot- usually design tile goes about. 48″ with 4 ” tile wrapped all the way around the room. The body pf the wainscott is called the field tile then topped off with a price of chair rial , and then a border of some interesting design between the two. They are functional as well as aesthetic purposes, although they do not have wrap all the way around the room. Tile baseboard called a skirting , at the bottom of the wainscot creates a veRy classic design

Stacy Miles


Marble Palace Design Center