I’ve been up to my ears in restroom tile lately. We’re in the midst of renovating the kids’ bathroom, and I’ve been assisting my aunt, who is renovating all three of her Tile for your bathrooms at (nearly) the same time.
That means I’ve picked tile for four bathrooms in the previous few months. One at my house and three at my aunt’s house. Picking out tile for someone else has taught me a lot about how to explain bathroom tile selection.
I’ve compiled a list of 5 tile-selection suggestions that I think will be useful if you ever decide to redo your bathroom.
So here are my 5 tips for selecting bathroom tile.
1. Begin by selecting your must-have tile.
Typically, when we begin a bathroom remodel, we have one tile in mind that we would like to incorporate into our design.
Sometimes it’s a truly unusual or one-of-a-kind accent tile, and other times it’s as basic as knowing you want white subway tile.
In any case, take that ideal tile and utilize it as a jumping off point for the other tiles you’ll use in your bathroom design.
2. Try to limit yourself to no more than three different tiles.
Using your initial pick as a starting point, decide on the additional tiles you’ll use in your design. If your must-have is a truly one-of-a-kind color or pattern that will be the focal point of your design, utilize more subdued colors from it in your accent tiles.
If your first pick is really plain (such as a white subway tile), you may want to add interest with a colorful accent tile or even a smaller scale white penny tile to liven it up.
Typically, you will select a floor tile, a wall tile for the shower/tub surround or all of the walls in your bathroom, and an accent tile to serve as a focal point. This is merely a recommendation.
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3. Limit yourself to one show-stopper.
There are many gorgeous bathroom tiles available, and a bathroom is a great opportunity to express yourself by using a fun colour or pattern on your tiles.
However, if you’re going to go for it, limit it to one show-stopping piece. Because it will not compete with the other elements in the space, this will make your appearance ageless and really generate the wow effect that you are striving for. (Many of these extremely special tiles are expensive, but if you’re working in a small space like a bathroom, they might just be the splurge you need because you won’t need very many square feet.)
It is entirely up to you whether your show stopper area is large or little.
The rest of this bathroom is done in simple white tile, but they added a wow factor with this stunning tile at the top. That’s how you tile a bathroom!
The colours in this bathroom are also quite neutral, but the focus point is unquestionably the back wall of the shower.
I like the notion of using a lively tile on the floor of a bathroom while keeping the rest of the space bland.
4. Take maintenance into account.
I despise cleaning. I dislike cleaning the tub and shower in particular, so choose porcelain or ceramic tile for these high-traffic areas because they are almost maintenance-free. (You should double-check to see if they require sealing.) Natural stone tiles necessitate additional maintenance and must be sealed. Because they have larger pores, they tend to retain more dirt and grime.
If you want to add texture using stone, it’s best to use it on the floor or in a less wet place. Finally, glass tile is quite attractive and would make an excellent wall or accent tile. Because it is extremely slippery, it does not work well on the floor.
5. Think about scale
When it comes to bathroom floors, large scale tiles are definitely on vogue right now. If you choose that route, you can utilise the same tile cut in smaller sizes in another part of the bathroom. For example, if you use 12 x 24 tiles on the floor, you may use the same tile in 2 x 2s on the bathroom floor to continue the colour across the floor while producing a more slip-free shower floor.