Although there’s no hard rule to choosing bathroom tiles, there are a few things worth looking out for. These include:
- Slip ratings – tiles go through a slip rating test to determine frictional characteristics of surfaces in different environmental conditions. When picking bathroom floor tiles, make sure they have a high slip wear rating.
As a general rule, polished porcelain or gloss glazed ceramic tiles will be more slippery than tiles with natural or matte finishes.
- Size of the tile – before you jump into selecting a tile, it’s important to consider the size of your bathroom first. Size your tile to you bathroom. Too big will mean extra wastes from cuts, not the right falls and appear out of scale. Too small often dates a modern look bathroom and creates too many grout lines.
If you create a design with diagonal lines, it gives the eye a longer path to follow, giving the feeling that it looks bigger.
Mosaic tiles or penny rounds are also regularly used for small bathrooms, shower floors and feature walls. Often a little bit of size play and colour thrown in by a mosaic will create a lively little bathroom.
- Colour selection – the choice of colour is crucial because it sets the tone for your bathroom. Do you want a warm and ambient atmosphere, or something that transcends retreat like tranquillity? A slight difference in shade can change the feel and style you’re hoping to achieve.
A glossy wall tile is reflective, can make a room seem bigger, and tends to look brighter and lighter when paired with darker colour schemes. Dark tiles add warmth and are great at hiding dirt, but it can make your bathroom feel smaller. Combine the two, and you can create a subtle balance.
Neutral tones are ideal for simple designs, where you want other features in your bathroom to shine. Light coloured tiles can make a tight space appear more open.
Our experienced stylist team can provide expert technical advice every step of the way to ensure the perfect results for your bathroom build or reno.
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