Bathroom Tiles seem like a rather mundane task to choose but the plethora of options can both make it confusing and exciting. Beyond the aesthetics you must consider their practicality. Will they be slippery? Will they brighten your bathroom? Will they wear well? All this must be considered when choosing your bathroom tiles.
The first question is do you want standard or ritzy. Standard will give your ceramic tiles, ritzy will give you stone, and if you can’t make up your mind spring for porcelain.
Things to consider beyond the budget:
- Stone may win aesthetically but it is a natural, and thus porous, material. This means that it will “hold” stuff more readily. It will be harder to clean and more likely to stain.
- Ceramic and Porcelain are non porous and so not so susceptible to this. With these two you also have your choice of glazed or unglazed, either giving you further depth to the look you are trying to achieve.
- Careful of tiles that need to be “sealed” as this may counteract their non-slip surface.
- General rule is the smaller the bathroom, the smaller the tiles so as not to offset and contrast.
- Consider the grout! As this can both clash and compliment the tiles you have chosen and lighter grouts are notoriously given to staining.
- Some tiles require more maintenance than others, be sure to find out what is involved in the upkeep of the tiles you have chosen.
Always check the physical product first before you go buying in bulk as nothing else can possibly do it justice, or in many cases, misrepresent it. For any and all enquires regarding the tiling of your bathroom renovation please do not hesitate to call us on (02) 99 675 675.