Tiled Windowsills

Windowsill made with low cost tile seconds
Windowsill made with low cost tile seconds

Previous blog posts have covered accent/decorative tile, saltillo tile and terracotta tile floors. Countertops, floors and bathrooms immediately come to mind when thinking of tile. Don’t overlook tiled windowsills. Besides being practical and cost effective, tiled windowsills are very durable. Tile can easily last decades if the grout is properly applied and maintained. Moisture tends to build up around windows from condensation, and so tile is a natural choice for this area, especially if you have potted plants. In addition, tile adds a nice splash of color and helps break up monotonous areas. Another plus is windowsills are usually small and do not require much tile or great skill to get good results. Free online tile instructions and/or a library book are all you really need. Tile cutters can be rented by the day.

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Saltillo Tile

“Saltillo tile is a type of terra-cotta tile that originates in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. Saltillo-type tiles are now manufactured at many places in Mexico, and high-fire “Saltillo look” tiles, many from Italy, compete with the terra-cotta originals. Saltillo tile vary in colour and shape, but the majority range from in varying hues of reds, oranges … Read more