Tips for Choosing Tiles During Your Bathroom Renovation

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Tips for Choosing Tiles During Your Bathroom Renovation

18 July 2023
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Because tiles cover such a vast surface area in the bathroom, choosing their design is especially tricky when renovating. So here are some tips to help.

Selecting the Tile Size

The best tile size depends on the size of your bathroom and the effect you want to create. If your bathroom is compact, you can create the illusion of more space if you install large tiles. They'll leave fewer grout lines and engender a feeling of openness and seamlessness, particularly if they're pale in colour.

Large tiles can look equally appealing in an expansive bathroom. They can evoke a sense of grandeur, especially in a room with high ceilings.

The benefit of small tiles, on the other hand, is that they can add visual interest and intrigue. You can combine colours and patterns to create a personalised effect. However, it can be easy to go overboard if you use too many colour and pattern variations, leading to a cluttered and busy look. Additionally, small tiles may be harder to clean, especially if they have light-coloured grout.

Picking a Tile Material

You will also need to consider the material of the tiles, choosing from options such as ceramic, porcelain, stone and glass. Ceramic and porcelain have a classic look and come in diverse designs. For something luxurious, you could opt for marble or travertine, adding beautiful organic patterns to the walls and floors. Even though natural stone is resilient, it needs regular sealing and care to avoid acidic cleansers. For modern tiles that reflect light around the bathroom, you could go with glass, which is easy to clean and maintain.

Choosing the Colour Palette

Choosing the colour palette of the tiles is another critical decision. Consider the mood you want to create when looking at colours. You could opt for neutrals like grey, beige,and off-white for a classic and timeless effect. Alternatively, you could use beach colours such as pale blue and green to create a tranquil and calm oasis. On the other hand, you might want a dramatic, high-contrast black-and-white colour palette. Another effect you can create is cosiness by choosing warm reds and oranges. Remember that the materials you choose will impact your colour choices. Glass, for example, comes in more vivid tones than stone.

Adding Visual Interest

Mixing and matching tiles during bathroom renovations can add visual interest to the space. You could, for example, combine large stone floor tiles with glass mosaic wall tiles or combine differently coloured ceramic tiles. Another way to add appeal is with textured tiles. Using varied small mosaic tiles also creates a feeling of texture over the surface. 

For more info about bathroom renovations, contact a local company.