There’s thousands of tiles available on the market, in nearly every colour; stone, grey, blue, and white bathroom tiles, among others. As a result, it’s not surprising that a few people find themselves overwhelmed at the idea of finding the perfect tile for their bathroom.
Thankfully, there are a few tips you can use to narrow down your options and make things easier for you. Here’s a few of them.
Size is important
There’s more than just the colours and patterns of tiles, there’s also the sizes of them. You’ll see it when you walk into a showroom. While it might seem counterintuitive to opt for large tiles for a small bathroom, they help create fewer grout lines, which helps create a more continuous feel on the floor, on top of needing less grout, and less cleaning. Weigh your options and pick the size that works for your bathroom and your lifestyle.
Balance different kinds of tiles
Many bathrooms have a few different tiles that they use to create a cohesive look that still feels aesthetically pleasing. Whether you’re picking grey, blue or white bathroom tiles, make sure you limit yourself to no more than three different tiles. See, too many types, colours and sizes of tiles in a single space can make everything feel overwhelming, especially in smaller bathrooms. On the other end of the spectrum, using only one tile just begs for a bit of variety.
Go for a neutral floor and ceiling
Neutral tiles on the floors help make sure that people focus on the space itself, instead of the floor. It’s basically a subtle base; allowing you to experiment more with accent colours on the walls. A white or neutral ceiling works similarly, which is why they’re commonly light or neutral as well.
Keep in mind your whole colour palette
Developing a good colour palette is one of the most challenging parts of selecting a tile, so a good place to start is with something neutral, then find a tile you just love and build your palette around that. Regardless of whether its white bathroom tiles, or expensive, striking tiles that work best as accents, picking that must-have option out will make it easier to decide on complimentary tiles as needed.
Don’t forget about texture
Bathrooms, admittedly, need frequent cleaning. While smooth, glazed tiles are easy to wipe, they’re also a slipping hazard, particularly in the shower. With that in mind, slightly textured tiles are good for flooring, while smoother tiles work better for the walls. A textured tile might also feel better for your feet, or might be a bit warmer on cold nights.