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Choosing Bathroom Tiles: Our Top Tips

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With so many exciting bathroom tile options available, selecting the perfect options can seem overwhelming at first. Porcelain tiles, mosaic tiles or natural stone tiles, the possibilities truly are endless. If you are looking to renovate or build read on to find out our top tips when it comes to choosing bathroom tiles!

Choosing Bathroom Floor Tiles

When selecting floor tiles for your home’s bathroom, you will want to keep their surface finish and texture in mind in order to ensure a safe environment. Unlike commercial or retail projects, the regulations when it comes to specifying floor tiles for a residential setting are not as strict or specific however, caution must always be exercised to ensure the safety of the end user. Matte, textured or semi-gloss tiles are both popular choices as a bathroom flooring solution as these types of tiles will often offer more of a grip-like texture than sleek, glossy tiles. For more information on slip resistance and other tile ratings, view our guide here.

Carnivale Porcelain Tiles

Available in a selection of luxurious neutral colour options, our Carnivale porcelain tile collection includes a smooth tile option that can be used as either a floor or wall tile in the bathroom, as well as a matching 3D tile option that can be used to add a dramatic feature element in your design.

There are also many different tile materials available to consider, each offering its own range of unique benefits in the bathroom. Porcelain floor tiles are perhaps the most popular solution as they provide a non-porous option that is resistant to moisture, staining, scratching and heat, making them an ideal fit for the bathroom. As a result of the popularity of porcelain tiles, you will find an endless range of options available that are designed to emulate the look and feel of other materials such as natural stones, concrete and even timber, allowing for complete flexibility in your interior design scheme.

Choosing Bathroom Wall Tiles

Bathroom wall tiles are available in an endless range of luxurious options. From mosaic tiles, marble tiles, concrete tiles and more, you will find a vast range of creative possibilities available to you. As your bathroom wall tiles are not encumbered by the same restrictions as floor tiles would be, you will find there is much more creative freedom in your selections with wall tiles available in luxurious glossy finishes, textures and even 3D effects. Ceramic tiles are one of the most popular bathroom wall tile solutions as these types of tiles are lighter in weight than other options, allowing for ease of installation. Ceramic tiles are also softer than other tile materials, offering a surface finish that is simple to drill through when installing bathroom accessories such as towel rails or robe hooks for example. Other popular solutions include decorative natural marble tiles, mosaic tile murals as well as luxurious concrete tiles that will add a bold element of colour and pattern in your bathroom’s overall design scheme.

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The Argo porcelain tile collection allows you to experiment with shape, colour and pattern in your new bathroom design scheme making for a stylish and modern feature. These elegant tiles are available in a selection of stylish colour options that will pair well with just about any material from modern concrete to luxurious marble.

Tiling a Small Bathroom

A common query in our tile store, choosing tiles for a smaller sized bathroom can seem like an overwhelming task at first! Thankfully, there are many ways to achieve a luxurious finish in a small sized bathroom by being creative with your use of floor and wall tiles as well as tile grout colours. As a general rule of thumb, large format floor tiles will provide an excellent choice in smaller spaces as their size will minimise the appearance of grout lines and in turn, create a less cluttered look in your small bathroom. Next, choose bathroom wall tiles that include a sleek, shiny glaze.

Glossy wall tiles will create a sense of depth in the room while allowing light to travel throughout the interior for a brighter look in the bathroom. Combine your selected bathroom floor and wall tiles with a grout colour that will complement the tile’s colour rather than contrast it; once again, this technique will reduce the appearance of grout lines in the space, in turn reducing the amount of visual clutter in the design, creating the illusion of a larger room.

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Choosing a glossy wall tile in the bathroom will allow light to travel throughout the space, creating a sense of depth and brightening up the interior space. Our Marbella collection includes a variety of colour options in a high gloss finish, perfect for use in the bathroom!

When choosing bathroom tiles, starting with a safe yet beautiful floor tile is the best way to set the ground work for the rest of your interior design scheme. After this crucial step, selecting the perfect bathroom wall tiles, feature wall tiles, wall paint and materials becomes much simpler! Visit our Richmond tiles store for a world of inspiration for your next design project! Our team will guide you through the selection process, ensuring the perfect tiling options that will meet your budget, needs and style preferences.