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Select the Best Bathroom Tiles with These Handy Tips

December 24, 2022

Select the Best Bathroom Tiles with These Handy Tips

Bathroom tiles

Regarding bathroom flooring, tiles are still the go-to choice for many people. With a wide variety of materials, colours, and styles available, there is a tile to suit almost every taste. The options are vast, from ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone to wood-look, marble-effect, and terrazzo-style tiles. Selecting the best tile for the bathroom is key to achieving the desired look and feel. 

Considerations such as the size, colour, and texture of the tile will all impact the overall look and feel of the space. Choosing both aesthetically pleasing and practical tiles is important, considering the room’s lifestyle and usage. So read these handy tips before calling interior tile installation.

Tip 1: Measure the Size and Finalize the Colour

When choosing bathroom floor tiles, it is important to consider size, colour and context. Dark-coloured tiles can create a slightly claustrophobic feel, while light neutral tones provide a feeling of expanse and are often recommended for small bathrooms. 

Large tiles are best suited to bathrooms with high ceilings and plenty of light, while smaller tiles are better for bathrooms with many angles and curves. When making a choice, it is advisable to take a tile sample home before purchasing and setting an appointment for interior tile installation.

Tip 2: Understand the Materials

Different tile types have their pros and cons, so it’s best to review each one before finalizing:

  • Ceramic: Ceramic bathroom floor tiles are an ideal choice for bathroom floors due to their dense, non-porous, slip, stain, and fire-resistant qualities. They come in various finishes and are best suited for light to moderate-traffic areas.
  • Porcelain: Porcelain tiles are harder and denser than ceramic tiles, can handle heavier traffic, are more stain and water-resistant, and are less likely to chip or scratch. But, they are more expensive than ceramic tiles and come in various styles, designs, and patterns.
  • Mosaic: Mosaic tiles can make a bathroom floor a real feature. Available in glass, ceramic, and marble, they come in various colours and require more grouting than alternatives and potentially more maintenance. Check slip ratings before buying, as some can be slippery.
  • Natural stone: Natural stone tiles such as granite, marble, slate, and travertine are popular, though expensive, bathroom flooring options. They are hard-wearing and add a unique beauty to the bathroom. However, they are porous and must be sealed regularly to prevent water damage and staining. Despite the cost, they are worth considering as they can add a luxurious touch to the bathroom.

Tip 3: Consider Mixing and Matching

When deciding whether to match floor tiles with walls in your bathroom, it comes down to personal preference. You can choose the same tiles for the floor and walls or mix and match different sizes, shapes, and materials. You could also opt for contrasting colours on the walls and ceiling while keeping the floor tiles the same. Ultimately, the choice is yours.

Regardless of your pick, it’s essential to remember that floor tiles must be more durable and have more grip than tiles meant for walls. Using floor tiles on walls is alright, but the other way around is not recommended. For bathrooms, the only choice is anti-slip floor tiles.

In Closing

Safety and aesthetics should be the main priorities when designing bathroom interiors. In those ways, you can minimize accidents by selecting the proper materials while creating a safe space for your family, friends, and guests.

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