How to Choose the Right Combination of Bathroom Tiles and Things to Consider

Whether you’re renovating or just remodelling a bathroom, the walls and floors will have the most immediate visual impact on the look and feel of the room simply because they usually account for most of the visible area that we see. So, getting this aspect of your bathroom right is imperative, especially since tiling and flooring are also often the most costly aspects of a renovation. Let’s look at some things to consider when it comes to bathroom tiles.

What Are the Main Tiling Considerations?

The amount of tiling is a consideration, some people will want tiles from floor to ceiling which is especially effective in smaller bathrooms for opening up the space. If you want tiled sections or just one wall etc, then it’s important to know where the endpoints are and that they line up with the joinery otherwise what you will have won’t make sense visually.

These two different styles will not only have a very different feel, but they will also be very different cost-wise so that’s something else to consider.

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Tiles Tips for Small Bathrooms

Most people will want their small bathroom to appear bigger than it is to avoid that claustrophobic vibe, so op for large format, or the complete opposite and very small penny tiles. Medium-sized regular tiles no matter their shape will make your bathroom look smaller and it goes without saying that lighter equals a bigger perceived space.

Tile Wear and Tear

You’d think that all tiles would be strong enough to last a lifetime, but this isn’t always true. Thin porcelain and ceramic tiles will be the most prone to chips and cracks whilst natural stone tiles will be the toughest, but there are significant cost and styling differences between these types. But you should consider this if you have a family with young children.

Consider Tile Maintenance

This is often not considered, but some more expensive and more artisan tiles may need a lot of care. Cement tiles, for example, are the most porous and so need regular sealing and some hand-made tiles require more cleaning to stop build-up of mould and bacteria (again due to being porous) and show water marks more easily. Ceramic, vinyl and porcelain are the easiest to take care of.