Following on from our recent article on exciting and unusual ways to use tiles, we’ve come up with 6 more bathroom tiles ideas for you to try—part of our year-long celebration of The Great British Bathroom.

Bathroom tiles are a popular wall and floor covering, not least thanks to the range of shapes, colours and designs available. They’re hardwearing, easy to clean and help prevent water damage.

Tiles range from the fairly functional white, rectangular gloss tile, to the more intriguing such as hexagonal tiles or wood effect tiles. On-trend designs at the moment include Metro tiles (so-called as they resemble the small tiling used in underground train stations), grey tiles and stone effect tiles. The possibilities really are endless.

To give you some great bathroom tiles ideas, we’ve come up with the following tile combinations, and ways you can inject some personality into your décor.


More than one way to lay a Metro tile

Metro tiles are all the rage at the moment. These small tiles may be slightly devilish to install, due to the sheer amount of grouting required, but the effect can be stunning. The great thing about Metro tiles is their versatility. They really do work with just about any style you can imagine, from contemporary to more traditional bathroom designs.

Metro tile range

Available in a range of colours, you can choose between simple flat designs, or, to add a touch of relief, many come with a bevelled edge.

The most common way of using Metro tiles is to lay them in a brick bond fashion, as a bricklayer lays bricks (try saying that in a hurry!), but there are some other less common and infinitely more interesting ways to lay them.

Zenith tile range

This is just the tip of the iceberg! See our 8 different ways to use metro tiles to discover more formats.

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Distressed wood

One thing you may not have considered when thinking up bathroom tiles ideas is the distressed wood look. Perfect for coastal style bathrooms and a range of different styles, distressed wood effect tiles have the added benefit of being easier to maintain than the real thing.

Basswood taupe wood effect matt wall and floor tile 150mm x 600mm

Use on your walls and floors and combine with wood panelling for a more traditional appearance. You can even mix and match different shades for a truly unique look.

Basswood blue wood effect matt wall and floor tile 150mm x 600mm

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Pretty patterns

Patterned tiles can be used to create a really personalised design that is unique to your bathroom. They can be used on walls, floors or both.

Valencia Ana traditional matt wall and floor tile 200mm x 200mm

At home in both contemporary and traditional bathrooms, patterned tiles are the perfect choice if you wish to break up the uniformity of your bathroom design. They can also be used to create a specific style.

Valencia Fe traditional matt wall and floor tile 200mm x 200mm

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It's only a game

Planning for a new bathroom can often feel like it’s a game. Moving all the pieces around until you are finally in a winning position. So why not let your floor tiles reflect this?

A chequerboard floor is an absolute design classic that harks back to a golden era of interior styling. Lay black and white alternating tiles across your floor for a dramatic backdrop. Sometimes the most simple bathroom tiles ideas are the best, and a chequerboard floor is perfect for traditional styles.

Chequerboard floor

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Use all your senses

It’s all too easy to focus on how you see your new bathroom, forgetting the other senses you have at your disposal. Along with the smell (think soaps and diffusers) and sound of your bathroom (silence is key!), touch is really important.

Adding textured tiles to your walls can bring a tactile element into play, creating a bathroom that not only looks great but feels great too.

Glacier feature gloss tile range

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Coloured grout

Whilst different tiles will produce different styles, your choice of grout can also have a real effect on general look and feel of your bathroom. These days, there are many different coloured grouts available, meaning you needn't stick to plain old white. A black grout around white tiles can add a whole new dimension to a wall. Take a look at some of the ideas below for some great colour combinations.

Using different grout colours

Handy hint: Find out how to tile, with our handy DIY guide, including videos and practical advice.


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