Bathroom Tile Ideas
Many of us have found ourselves either building a new home or wanting to
renovate our bathrooms.
If so the selection of tiles for the bathroom will be a very important stepping
In this article we give you some ideas for bathroom tiles/tiling.
Before you get started you need to consider how much of the area you will be
tiling. Will you go from floor to ceiling or just a skirting tile in some areas
(anything up to 600mm up the wall). Obviously the first option will add to the
cost but in terms of overall appearance (as well as re sale) it is well worth
Bathroom tiles come in many shapes, sizes, colours and textures so a visit to a
tile showroom is a good starting point. Looking at house and garden type
magazines can also lead to inspiration and ideas.
After a visit to the tile showroom you can then go home and sketch a design of
your room incorporating any changes or features that you would like to
After that it is probably time to go out again to start the tile selection and
get some tile prices as well as samples (here at Tileflair we are happy to give
our customers a full size sample - if available at the time, as we find that by
providing our customers with a larger sample tile it is a lot easier for them
to envisage what that tile will look like in their home).
Quite often this process can go on for sometime, it is however something worth
getting right from the start.
A matt finish porcelain bathroom floor tile is often the no.1 choice due to its
durability, resistance to dampness, its safety to walk on when wet and for its
ease of cleaning. Selecting a non-slip tile is very important for obvious
Bathroom floor tiles come in many shapes and sizes including squares,
rectangles, hexagons and octagons, while accent pieces can be narrow and small
Here are some ideas for your bathroom tiles:
1. When using a solid colour porcelain or ceramic floor tile for your bathroom
you can use border or feature tile on the wall to provide a more visually
2. If using the same colour tiles on both the floor and walls look for some
smaller tiles for the floor and lay them diagonally to create a more
3. Different coloured grout can be a good way to give contrast to the wall or
floor tiles. For example if going with a dark tile you would select a white
grout. Or if feeling more adventurous there is a large range of grout colours
to choose from.
4. With larger rectangular wall tiles (a very popular choice today) you can lay
them horizontally to make your room appear longer and wider.
These are just a few bathroom tile ideas.
For more inspiration and information we look forward
to seeing you at our Canberra showroom here at Tileflair.