Choosing to include tiles into your bathroom can be very beneficial. Compared to wallpaper, carpets and paints; tiles are extremely resilient. A bathroom needs to be watertight and clean and many people implement tiles to create these results.
They are a popular choice as they are hygienic, water resistant and very easy to clean. We understand that your tiling needs to compliment your bathroom suite and reflect the general consensus of the rest of your property, so follow these simple tips for which size best suits your suite and how to be colour-aware.
The Perfect Fit
If your bathroom is relatively small, opting for large tiles (approximately 60x30cm) could be a wrong choice. Large tiles can give the illusion that the room is smaller than it really is, making your time spent in the bathroom feel claustrophobic. If you really have your heart set on big tiles, however, ensuring that the tiles fit with little cuts will look passable.
Small tiles (10x10cm) are equally as tricky to apply. The benefits are that the room may look instantly enlarged and spacious. Small tiles are best used around the washbasin, toilet and windows, giving a fluid effect. But, because of the small tiles, more tiles are used, so there are visually more grout lines. This look can appear untidy.
Ultimately, if choosing between ‘too big’ or ‘too small’ is too much, medium tiles (approximately 40x20cm) have the best of both. It is generally the simpler choice and a favourite amongst people.
A Splash of Colour
Tiles can often appear like gorgeous, in-house mosaics, when successfully used. The decision of which colour to pick could be key to creating the exact theme you desire.
Using more than one colour in your bathroom can create a beautiful effect. Keeping to your colour palette is key when doing this, as combining dark pink with royal blue will be too much. A good example, (if you want to implicate a calming atmosphere) would be to use lights greens and subtle greys adding texture and movement to your wall. (This style works best with small tiles. Always ask a professional’s advice to best ensure quality results.)
A feature wall can create a pristine effect. Combined with paints (as white walls will create an über modern finish), a single, large tiled wall can add a focus point to the room. This style is a contemporary favourite and a perfect match to a stylish property.