Finding the right tiles for your bathroom is like searching for the needle in the haystack. With countless options – colours, textures, patterns, materials and more – how do you pick the right tile that’s a perfect fit for your bathroom?
Worry not, our dear readers! Here, at Décor Cera, we’ve put together a simple easy to follow guide. By the time, you finish reading this; you’ll be a pro at picking the perfect tiles for your bathroom. Let’s get started!
Step 1 – Choose your “Must-have” Tile First
Typically, even before you start your bathroom renovation, you would have one dream tile that you want in your bathroom by all means. It could be a unique pattern tile or something as simple as a particular solid colour.
Whatever be it, make sure to start with your dream tile. Use this tile as your starting point for your bathroom renovation.
Step 2 – Don’t choose more than “Three” different tiles
You have already chosen one “must-have” tile. Expert interior designers recommend that you don’t use more than three different tiles in your bathroom. Generally, bathrooms are small spaces and fully closed. Using more than three different tiles would make the place feel clumsy and cluttered.
If your must-have tile is a unique pattern or colour, that’s the focal point of your design, make the rest of your tiles subtle and neutral. On the other hand, if your first choice is plain like a solid-white subway tile, then you can add an element of interest to your bathroom design by adding colourful accent tiles.
The general rule of thumb is to choose – a floor tile, a wall tile (used on the walls of the bathroom, tub/shower surrounds) and an accent tile (which will serve as the focal point). This is just a guideline. Don’t feel afraid to experiment and break the rules a bit, to create unique spaces.
Step 3 – Use just one show-stopper tile
When it comes to bathroom tiles, there are plenty of options out there. And, it’s common to feel tempted and go overboard. However, stick to just one show-stopper tile and keep the rest neutral or subtle.
By using just one show-stopper tile, you create a bathroom that is timeless. Also, the wow-factor is high when you use just one type of tile. By using contrasting and conflicting patterns, you make the space feel cluttered, instead of sleek and elegant.
The show-stopper area can be big or small. The choice is yours. If you choose a small showstopper area, then you can splurge on expensive tiles, since you don’t require many square feet.
Generally, people opt for a fun tile for the floors and keep the rest of the bathroom neutral and subtle.
Step 4 – Don’t forget to consider “Maintenance.”
This is one major factor to consider. No one likes to spend all their time scrubbing and cleaning tiles. This is why porcelain and ceramic tiles are the perfect choices for the bathroom. Even in highly wet areas, these tiles are easy to clean and scrub. Additionally, by sealing the tiles, you make them free from grime and dirt.
Natural stones, on the other hand, require extra maintenance. Some natural stones are highly porous, meaning they are dirt magnets. Glass tiles, on the other hand, are pretty but highly slippery. They don’t work well for floors.
Step 5 – Finally, consider the tile size
Right now, large tiles are in trend. You can mix it up a bit, by using large tiles for the floors and smaller tiles on the walls and vice versa. Alternatively, you can use the same tile on both the floors and the walls, and use a slip-free tile on the shower floor area to create a contrast.
The Last Word
Your bathroom is your sanctuary. It’s a place where you can soak away the stresses of your daily life. So, make sure to keep it functional as well as pretty, by finding the right tiles for it.
That’s it. You’ve come to the end of the guide. Hope this helps you choose the right tiles for your bathrooms. If you need further help, don’t hesitate to
get in touch with one of our friendly sales representatives here at Décor Cera.
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