Bathroom Floor & Wall is the area, which is maximum exposed to water. Thus, these wet floors need a special consideration. Tiles are most commonly found in bathrooms. Floor tiles, wall tiles, and highlighter tiles are available in a wide range at market. Before you choose any bathroom floor tile consider some important factors that includes durability, slip resistant, stain-scratch resistant, easy to clean and maintain, some more additional features can be looked for such as non-toxic, non-allergic, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal for better hygiene.
How to choose tiles for different places in bathroom?
Bathroom Floor Tiles : The variety in tile is endless. When choosing your bathroom flooring, you can be as creative in materials, size, shape, colours and finishes. Ceramic tiles, Vitrified tiles, Mosaic Tiles And Natural stone flooring are most preferred for bathrooms. Floors of bathrooms are wet areas so choose tiles that are less water absorbent. These tiles should be slip resistant, stain resistant and germ free. If you want to achieve classic look of wood or laminate floors in bathroom go for vinyl floors in wood pattern. Vinyl floors does not absorb water as wood and also fits in less budget. Choose floor tiles with wall tiles so they compliment each other.
Bathroom Wall Tiles and Highlighters : Bathrooms walls faces dampness which leads to peeling of paint or wallpaper, bulging and flaking of plaster, salt efflorescence. Answer to all these problem is wall tiles.You can get tiles fixed till your required height to prevent water damage or staining. Wall tiles comes with many properties as Hd digital printed, rectified, vitrified, stain resistant etc.Wall tiles also comes in sets with flooring tiles. In wall tiles there are highlighter tiles available which can be used to highlight any particular area of wall as washbasin back wall or mirror back wall. Use some designer art tiles as highlighter to give bathroom an artistic look.
Washbasin Countertop : Washbasin Countertops is a focal point in bathroom. Besides the use of ceramic finish, Stone can be an another option. It creates a rustic atmosphere with a natural twist, sleek stones add luxury and elegance. Stones comes in polished and honed finishes.Tiles such as mosaic and glass can be used. Tiles might give you playful ideas to create textural designs.
How to select tiles with right Properties?
Tiles are available in different materials as ceramic, porcelain, glass, mirror,Mosaic and natural stones.
Some interesting and innovative flooring pattens can be created like Straight lay, Diagonal, Running bond, Checkerboard etc.
Further you can go looking for different shaped tiles other than square tiles. Chamfered edges tiles are designed that gives a softer and three dimensional look. Stunning and innovative patterns can be created by arranging different shape tiles of a same colour. Using hexagon or octagon shape tiles you can create intricate geometric patterns.
You can make your bathroom look bigger by using light and bright tiles as they reflect the light more than darker colours.
Choose Printed tiles whose prints are of Hd quality and does not wear off soon.
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Mindblowing innovative tiles designs in rich colours and amazing patterns can be selected to decorate your bathrooms. Gold Gilded tiles are among royal collection of tiles.
To add glamour to your bathrooms some attractive tiling options are Glass and mirror Mosaic Tiles, Crystal Glass Mosaics, Pebbles mosaic tiles, Gold silver Metallic Tiles.
Transparent tiles with lightings behind will create an innovative bathroom.
How to go Green with Tiles in bathroom?
For eco-conscious designers , fireclay tiles is an ideal choice for countertops, backsplashes, walls, and floors. Exotic designs of Handmade tile, Metal tile (made from recycled aluminium), Encaustic Cement Tile (are handmade and made from marble dust, cement and natural pigments) will give your space a beautiful interior. Natural Linoleum, which is made from a blend of resins, oil, chalk and cork is a vernacular choice which are easy to recycle and biodegradable. It is both water resistant and eco-friendly. Bamboo and cork is another renewable option. Recycled Glass Tiles is a ideal option to conserve nature.
Smart tips - Choosing tiles for bathrooms
- A designer composition can be created using highlighter tiles. This will make your bathroom fancy and showy.
- Choose rectified tiles as they are cut precisely to show less joint.
- Always use same colour grout as of tile.
- Stones than tiles works wonders on countertops. Granite, marble, limestone, slate, sandstone, soapstone, quartz, tile, are some popular classic options other than laminate, wood,and concrete.
- Aesthetic look can be add by using natural stones. A Stone wall adds texture, color and pattern with a modern rustic appeal that look more natural, eco-friendly, luxurious and stylish.