Glenna Blanchard Tile Ideas August 29th, 2018 - 13:30:50
One popular solution for a bathroom is to create a wet room, which is basically a walk in shower room that is much more comfortable than the enclosed shower types. These can be created to suit virtually any room type as long as a few simple rules are followed. The room will need to be waterproofed (tanked) to provide a seal and water leaking downstairs or next door. The tiles will need to have falls created if they don't already exist in the substrate, to allow the water to drain and the water to not pool in an area.
Tiles can add amazing style and character to your bathroom and they also prove to be an ideal material due to its water resistant properties. You can select from sleek to classy to sassy and fun bathroom tile ideas as per your liking and sense of style. For small sized bathrooms, light colored tiles prove to the perfect choice as they open up the space and make them appear larger then their actual size. Pastel and muted tiles can be selected to maximize the available space.
Most people do not like the idea of tiling their bathroom walls from floor to ceiling. Your bathroom will end up looking like a public restroom. The best idea is to tile the walls unto eye level or a little more. You can give borders to the tile arrangement. White tiles bordered by tiles in another color like red or blue looks good. You can also use different colored tiles to create a border. Patterned tiles also make good borders for an assembly of plain tiles. Border tiles ought to be thinner than the tiles that make up the body f the wall.
You can also use bathroom tiles made of stone or mosaic. Stone flooring may be more expensive but they last long. Mosaic tiles are made using glass, old tiles, pebbles etc and add texture and color to the bathroom.
One of the most popular bathroom wall tile ideas involves using large, rectangular shaped tiles. Larger tiles mean lesser grout and this makes cleaning easier since dirt tends to accumulate in the group used to fill in the space between tiles. Other bathroom wall tile ideas include using different patterned tiles, scattering colored tiles at random and using dark colored grout.
In the bathroom is where tiles can really be both decorative and functional. As bathrooms are always moist, the use of tiles in them makes them easier to maintain. Compared to paints, tiles in the shower and other parts of the bathroom last longer. If you will just be painting your bathroom, every exposure to water can make the paint wear out easily.