Bathroom Wall and Floor Tiles

11 April 2018

Which Should I Pick?

Much focus and attention goes on selecting sanitaryware and brassware when refitting the bathroom, but just as influential on the overall look and feel of the space will be the tiles.

The wall and floor tiles chosen for the bathroom will set the tone for the entire look and feel of the finished space and as they cover such an extensive area, they are likely to be one of the first things anyone notices. This makes the style of tile chosen very important, but consideration also needs to be given to practicalities, such as how hard-wearing they are, if they are water-proof and, for the floor, how safe they will be underfoot in terms of slip resistance.

The choice is wide-ranging; tiles come in all shapes and sizes, a myriad of finishes and countless colours so the decision-making process can seem overwhelming.

Here are some important things to bear in mind:

Size matters
Large format tiles are on-trend and a brilliant way to make small bathrooms look and feel much bigger. With less grout required, large format tiles are a hygienic, easy to clean option too, and create a seamless finish.

Add character
Create a spa-like feel with a nature-inspired tile that will add warmth and character. Stone effect tiles such as Ceralsio ceramic will create a very natural look and can be complemented by natural wood tones for a relaxing, calm finish.

Make a stand-out feature
Use tiles to create a focal point of one particular area of the bathroom. What do you want to be the most eye-catching part of the room? Whether it is the bath, washbasin or shower area choose tiles that will complement and enhance it. Think about what tiles to use for the splash back to the washbasin, create a feature wall from tiles in the shower area or make the bathroom a stand-out piece with a tiled backdrop. Opt for contrasting tiles to your bathroom vanity top for a contemporary look, or choose a wall and floor surface that matches the bathroom countertop for a seamless look. Ceralsio is available for countertops and in tile format, making it easy to achieve exactly the look you want.

Add an accent
Once you’ve chosen your feature tile, then consider just one or two other tiles to complement it. Choosing too many bold tiles in a small bathroom can be overbearing, so opt for something neutral, or a textured style that will enable your stand-out tile to take centre stage.

Consider the practicalities
How easy will the tiles be to keep clean and are they likely to get scratched and stained easily? Choosing a material such as ceramic for the wall and floor will keep maintenance to a minimum and ensure that your tiles don’t just look the part but are more than suitable for the bathroom environment.

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