Creative Tile Finishing Ideas with Organic Edging

Creative Tile Finishing Ideas with Organic Edging

Be thoughtful when finishing your tile edges, and your final project is sure to shine. The edging of your tile makes a huge impact on the overall style and appearance of your project. While Bullnose, Schluter, and Pencil Liners are the most common types of finishing pieces, no finishing concept is quite as creative as organic edging. This ingenious option gives your tile a life of it's own, naturally transitioning into the rest of the room.

Here are 6 creative finishing tile ideas with organic edges:

1. Flowing Diamond Tile

Nothing says custom like a flowing edge of tile- here's one if our favorite examples from a project we made in construction2style's kitchen. The edging was designed to mirror the ceiling shape and rise to the range hood. This adventurous look creates a dynamic, eye-catching design that is 100% unique and personalized to you and your home. 

Learn more about this project with our blog "Construction2style Before & After: Kitchen Backsplash

Diamond Kitchen Backsplash Finishing

2”x6” Subway Tile - 130 White. Medium Diamonds - 130 White, 77E Grey, 60 Silver Lining, 815W Light Grey, 155 Steel, 912W Cloudy Sky, 366 Satin Black, 613 Black.

Photo by @tchotchkesdesignstudio

2. Zig-Zag Diamond Tips

Say hello to geometric bliss by evenly exposing a horizontal line of Diamond tile tips. This idea creates a zig-zag pattern that is both beautiful and daring. Experiment with different glaze textures, like we did below, or mix an array of glazes for added depth and playfulness. 

Get more ideas for your laundry room with our blog "6 Tile Ideas for Your Laundry Room"

Diamond Kitchen Backsplash Edging

Medium Diamonds - 613 Black, 366 Satin Black

3. Hex-Edging with Diamond Tile

Did you know that three of our Medium Diamonds creates a Large Hexagon? There are quite a few fun ways to play with this serendipitous combination. In this modern bright white shower, we created the look of Hexagon edging even though we only used Diamond tile. This finishing plays with the eye in a most delightful way. 

White Bathroom Diamond Tile

Medium Diamonds - 11 Deco White. Photo and interior design by @nsbuilders

4. Tile to Wood Transition - Hexagon Floor

The flowing edge of this Hexagon floor tile stylishly welcomes all into the home. This sophisticated edging required a talented installer- in this case, our friends from Kinetic Design Build were up to the task! Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on how to pull off this look with our blog "How-To Floor Transition From Tile to Wood"

Learn more about this project with our blog "Tile Home Tour: Newly Remodeled Mid-Century Home"

Monochromatic Hexagon Floor Tile to Wood Transition

Large Hexagons - 815W Light Grey, 220 Sooty Grey, 912R Cloudy Sky

Photo by Chelsie Lopez Production.

5. Boho Hexagon Tile Backsplash

This project is a great example of how you can give standard tile a custom look by simply finishing with organic edging. We adore the bold Bluegrass glaze against a plain white wall for added contrast. It goes to show that the wow-factor often lies within the details of your project. 

Get more boho inspiration with our blog "Bohemian Chic Decor Ideas for Your Home"

Green Hexagon Kitchen Tile

Small Hexagons - 1036W Bluegrass.

Photo: @188sqft 

6. Hexagon Cluster Statement Wall

We love turning tile into a representation of the people that inhabit a space. In the case of Chowgirls Killer Catering, we were assigned to make a statement wall to show off the buzzing activity of their headquarters. Based on a beehive, this cluster of Hexagon tile even has screen-printed bees on it, thanks to our friend at Lazy Susan Pottery

Learn more about this project with our blog "Chowgirls Killer Catering New HQ with Handmade Tile"

Statement Wall Hexagon Tile

Large Hexagons - 1950E Indian Summer, 1950W Indian Summer, Custom Color.

Photo by Lauren b

7. Rounded Bubble Finishing

No tile seems quite as apt to having a floating transition as our Bubbles. Their beautifully rounded shape creates a fantastic and inspiring edge. This project was installed at one of our favorite local salons - what better area to have Bubbles than the place where you suds up?

Learn more about this project with our blog "Cocoon Salon's Bubbly Statement Backsplash"

Organic Bubble Tile Backsplash Finishing

Bubbles - 11 Deco White3"x8" Subway Tile with Organic Edge - 11 Deco White


Order tile samples to see, touch, and fall in love with our handmade tiles in person. We would also love to hear what inspires you! Tell us more about your future project and get the ball rolling

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3 comments Post a comment

  • Amanda Thomas

    How do you finish the tile around the outer edges though so it doesn’t look “raw” and unfinished?

  • Sarah

    How are the edges finished? Is there an edge of grout or caulk? Is the side profile of the tile visible?
    Want to have something like this done but can’t tell how the edge is completed.

  • Peter Duke

    Love the organic edging! Let the shapes flow beyond their expected boundaries!

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