Making a splash with bathroom tiles

Whether starting fresh or freshening up, how do you choose the bathroom tiles perfect for your space?
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Size, Shape and Proportions

The best size and shape of tiles for your bathroom depends on the overall layout and size of your room. If you’re styling a small bathroom, for instance, bigger tiles usually help to make the space feel larger and more open such as on a bathroom floor or the bathroom walls.

As with most design tips, there’s no hard and fast rules for size and shape of tiles. Instead, look at each of the surfaces that need tiling and determine where focus should be placed and avoided. It is very common to use larger square or rectangle tiles on main areas of the bathroom – ie tile floor and wall and use smaller tiles as points of interest. 

Opting for a small mosaic as a feature tile can be great as a shower wall, shower nook or vanity splash. Incorporate the use of shapes into your design by choosing penny rounds or small hexagon mosaics for variety in your room. 

Use tiles that draw attention (either by sizes, shapes, textures etc.) to those focus areas of the room: all other tiles should complement these focal points.

Tile Colour and Finish

If there’s one thing that will make your bathroom look dated faster than anything, it’s the colour and finish of your tiles (hello brown and orange!).

While a certain striking design or colour may currently seem appealing, think about how this will age. Is it just a fad or trend in the interior design industry? Will you still love this in 5 – 10 years. 

Opt for colour sequences which are timeless and tie into the overall interior design of your home. The main idea with colour is aim for subtlety. Allow its role to compliment the room rather than overpower it.

Timeless Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Styles

The bathroom is an excellent space in the house to play with style and design. It is a great space to evoke the overall feel of the home. Tile looks such as travertine and marble tiles will always be in style as they are an effortless and classic look with low maintenance. There are so many interesting design options for the use of these tiles for your bathroom floor tiles or bathroom wall. 

Tile Patterns For Effortless Style  

Tile patterns are the perfect way to draw attention to your bathroom without relying on colour.   There are so many design and pattern options when it comes to subway tiles. From vertical to horizontal stacked bond, to basketweave to herringbone the options are endless. 

Compliment Your Wall and Floor Tile

There are so many configurations for how you choose your wall and floor tiles. A floor tile that extends up the wall is a very popular design choice for smaller bathrooms as it elongates the room. Some bathrooms have the same wall and floor for a smooth finish and sense of cohesiveness.

Bathroom Tile Ideas With Natural lighting

Smaller, darker bathroom with minimal natural lighting? Use whiter, gloss tiles to reflect the light and make your bathroom feel more open and bigger. Also, using the same tiles on the floor and walls can help the space feel larger.

Vice versa, if you have a larger room or have an abundance of natural lighting, opt for a satin or semi gloss tile to minimise reflective glare.


Grouting Choice For Your Bathroom Floor and Bathroom Wall Tiles 

In recent years, colour grout has been the trend in bathroom and kitchen design. The wide range of colours now available in grouting leads to a new level or room styling previously neglected.

While it may go without saying, if you’re going to take a plunge into coloured grout, ensure it’s a complementary colour to your tiles choice. This doesn’t mean it has to match the colour directly, but work harmoniously with it.

If you’re choosing a striking grout colour, allow it to be the hero of this design: your tiles should be more subdued to let it shine.

Wanting A Better Range, Look and Price For Your Tiles?  

For the best bathroom tiles speak to our staff at Elegance Tiles. They can make bathroom design that little bit less stressful and little bit more enjoyable, so don’t hesitate to engage our experts to help create your dream bathroom design!

The benefits of working with Elegance Tiles design experts are they can help accommodate any budget, ideas, look all for a reasonable price to allow you to create the bathroom of your dreams. With a large range of tile options, Elegance Tiles can help you achieve any look or style fit for any bathroom space.

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