Selecting the right tile material, colour and design for not only your bathroom but your overall home aesthetic can sometimes be a difficult decision. Here are some top tips from local technical specialists, Saint-Gobain Weber on how to pick the right tiles and make the most of your bathroom’s look and feel.
Select your type of material
When it comes to choosing your bathroom tiles consider using a ceramic product, specifically porcelain. Not only do ceramic and porcelain tiles offer good functionality and durability, but they also pose the largest range of options. If your bathroom project requires practicality over aesthetics, vinyl is a good option. And if budget isn’t an issue, think about using stone tiles which are very visually appealing but be aware that they can also be cold.
Consider design, layout and colour choice
Decide whether you prefer a glossy or matte finish. After this, you can choose between aesthetic styles which range from geometric or classical tiles to single-colour or graphic designs. When it comes colour selection, blues and greens are great in bathrooms as they bring a fresh look and feel, while shades of white or warm colours provide a safer more classic option. To truly stand out, try using a grout colour that contrasts with your tile colour. The right combination of white tiles with a dark grout can look incredibly stylish.
Go with your heart, then use your head
If you are feeling overwhelmed, simply select a tile you love and then thoughtfully construct a beautiful design around it. If you’re still feeling unsure, take the conservative approach and opt for a look that won’t date. This can be achieved by sticking to two or three different types of tiles at most and selecting a single colour tile as the main feature, to build upon.
Use the right adhesive and grout for a bathroom
Ensure that the tiling is done right the first time by using the correct tile fixing products. Because floors and walls in the bathroom are exposed to higher water and humidity levels than other rooms in the home, use a bonding agent such as Bond-It to improve waterproof properties but keep in mind this will make the grout dry a shade darker. Using an adhesive and grout like EpoxEasy will ensure the surface remains hygienic and aesthetically appealing, as well as waterproof.