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What are the Best Tiles for Your Bathroom?

How to choose a look that will last? Here’s our handy guide!

What are the Best Tiles for Your Bathroom?

Designing a bathroom renovation can either bring joy or dread to the humble renovator. While choosing tiles for a ‘clean slate’ design brings freedom, it can also be overwhelming to fine tune your wants and needs for a bathroom.

Well, now we’ve made it easy with the following advice!

Size, shape and proportions

Selecting the size and shape of tiles for your bathroom can rely on the overall layout and size of your room. If you’re styling a small bathroom, smaller tiles usually help to make the space feel larger and more open.

As with any design tip, however, there’s no hard and fast rule in regards to this. Instead, look at each of the surfaces that need tiling and determine where focus should be placed and avoided. Use tiles that draw attention (either by side, shape, texture etc) to those focus areas of the room, all other tiles should complement these focus points.

Tile colour and finish

If there’s one thing that will make your bathroom look dated, it’s the colour and finish of your tiles (hello pink tiles of the 80’s).

While a striking design or colour may appeal to your in the immediate future, think about whether this is a passing trend in the interior design industry and whether or not you will still love this in the 5 – 10 years time. If in doubt, splash out on accessories like brightly coloured towels that can be a more temporary and cost effective trend.

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.

Grout

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.

Working with our expert staff at Elegance Tiles can make bathroom design that little bit less stressful and little bit more enjoyable, so don’t hesitate to engage the experts to create your dream bathroom design.

Or start from home and begin exploring the stunning bathrooms on our inspiration page.

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