When the time comes to choose your bathroom tiles, you’ll be faced with countless choices. In this blog post, we’ll help you focus in on the things really matter.
With thousands of tiles in all manner of shape, sizes, colours and materials, selecting tiles for a bathroom can be an overwhelming experience. As the wall and floor covering of choice, tiles provide an easy-to-clean, hygienic surface that is will remain looking good for years to come, so it’s important to get things right when choosing. To help you choose, here are 5 of our top tips.
1. Make your bath a standout feature
If you have a bath adjoining one or more walls, a tiled area surrounding the tub is a great option, giving it standout appeal. Simple white tiles can be used here or even a travertine-style or beige-coloured wall tile will help highlight the area and waterproof from splashes.
2. Get down and funky with your floor tiles
Whilst a little more hardwearing than wall tiles, floor tiles needn’t be boring. Indeed, these days you can experiment with wood-effect tiles to give your flooring a distressed and aged look. If you’re going for a monochrome style bathroom, then why not opt for plain black and white bathroom tiles, to create an interesting chessboard theme. If you feel like being extra creative, mosaic tiles can be used to inlay interesting patterns into what could otherwise be a fairly dull floorspace. Make sure you coordinate between the tiles on your wall and those on the floor to ensure a harmonious look.
3. Shower enclosures with appeal
The inside walls of your shower enclosure needn’t conform to the rest of your bathroom when it comes to tiling. Why not select a slightly different colour or even material? Light blues or contrasting whites, blacks, browns or greys could work really well. You can even create different patterns with metro tiles.
4. Small bathrooms need small tiles
If you are working with a small space, don’t use very large tiles as these will make your bathroom look much smaller than it actually is. There are some great options out there, with plain, smaller bathroom tiles looking particularly appealing. The only downside being that you may have to spend more time and effort actually tiling, but the end result will definitely be worth it.
For more advice, check out our article on small bathroom tile ideas.
5. Choose colours that suit the users
At the end of the day, your choice of colours should be determined by the end user. If you barely spend time in your bathroom, then why splash out on expensive tiles, when plain ones will do the job? If you have a family bathroom, you might want to use bolder, simple primary colours to make it more child-friendly. If your family is older, or you don’t have children, a more style-conscious colour scheme can be employed, like gorgeous grey glazed tiles or contrasting wood effect tiles.
Bathroom tile ideas and advice
As with everything, when it comes to interior design, your style should reflect your own personality and tiles are no exception. Why not browse our tiles image gallery for further inspiration or click on one of the links below.
- Small Spaces: Small bathroom tile ideas
- 5 exciting and unusual ways to use tiles in your bathroom
- 6 more bathroom tile ideas that'll capture your imagination
- Bathroom tiling ideas
If you need further guidance on fitting and maintaining tiles, click on any of the links below.
- Frequently asked questions about tiles
- How to tile
- Ask the experts: Can I tile over old tiles?
- How to clean tiles
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