Schluter strips, a long staple of the commercial floor covering world, are making their way into contemporary residential tile installations. Â I am elated! Â These little pieces of German engineering are a great accent to floors and walls, in both functional and decorative tile applications. Â I used them a few years ago in a custom tile design and couldn’t have been happier with the final result. Alongside all of the mosaic stripes, as well as along each vertical 90 degree angle, we have a small aluminum Schluter strip, in profiles “Deco” along the mosaic stripes and “Jolly” as an edge finishing profile.
While they add complexity to the installation, this was not a simple design from the start. These little strips of metallic glory are the perfect accent to create a very unique contemporary tile project.
You can find more info at www.schluter.com.
While the small mosaic tiles shown here are glass, this design would be fabulous with laNeva’s 1×1′s or 1×2′s. Order them mesh mounted and have your installer cut into 1″ wide strips. Â It’s easier than installing them one by one!