We plan to have tile laid almost everywhere on the first floor, which will have the look of gray stone and concrete. Now we don't know which wood or laminate baseboards look better – a wood or laminate baseboard or just a tile base?
If an extra baseboard is installed, will the tile be laid at a distance from the wall? Maybe you have pictures of your rooms tiled as you did?
It's a matter of taste. A tile base is more resistant to moisture, scratches or dirt. You can also make it relatively cheaply from leftover stock or scraps.
For example, you can use stainless steel profiles to add value to a tile base.
You can use baseboards to create more contrast in the room. But also in terms of design, skirting boards have more alternatives.
They are also relatively quick to install and can be replaced if you don't like them.
Care should be taken when attaching skirting boards. There are click systems or just baseboards. In both cases, watch out for possible pipes in the wall. (e.g. water bearing plastic pipes with regular radiators, or a frost proof outlet point outside).
We laid uniform porcelain tile throughout the entire first floor – except for the bathroom (guest room). Our construction company offered us an alternative to wood baseboards (standard) or baseboards that match the floor tiles (for an additional fee).
In the end, we settled on the base tiles because we just liked them better.
We have a transition of tile base -> wood base, so white baseboards – looks great (we think).
Baseboards with click systems have a flaw: they are only installed flush with the wall at the top if the wall is straight enough. This is often not the case, especially in older buildings. You may need to fill in the roughest irregularities so that the baseboard fits well on top.
I think white baseboards are much more chic than tile baseboards.
The tile has to be some distance from the wall anyway, so there is a gap that you or the tiler has to fill with silicone.
In rooms where there is often a lot of moisture (kitchens, hallways and bathrooms anyway), you might want to consider whether it would be better to make tile baseboards. If done right, they create a really tight seal on the wall, which is not the case with wood baseboards.
The advantage of a wooden baseboard is the price, even with a fancy wooden baseboard it is much cheaper than a tile base.
I have used tile baseboards wherever there is tile (kitchen, hallway and bathroom).
We are not fans of tile in living rooms. With open kitchens, the question is how to design the transition. That's why we're also thinking of adding baseboards to the tiled area anyway. Also, tile baseboards in general can look pretty sterile.... We're not sure yet.
Although stainless steel finishes will cost quite a bit – although they look terrific.
Dampness is already a good argument in favor of a tile base.