Melisa Fulton Tile Ideas July 31st, 2018 - 04:03:52
Bathrooms today are not limited in their tile choices to plain white, square, glazed ceramic tiles as they used to be. Today, there are literally thousands of different styles and sizes of bathroom tile ideas and choices. Ceramic is not the only material, either. Tiles are now readily available in travertine, sandstone, or marble just to name a few.
Hand painted ceramic tiles can also be used on the bathroom walls to make it look different and interesting. These tiles are generally available in bright hues and are glazed so that their colors do not easily get washed off. Tile murals are also one of the interesting bathroom tile ideas. Wide variety of these mural tiles is available in the market which includes animal designs, replicas of famous paintings, landscape and many others. So just incorporate these amazing and interesting tile designs to give a new aura and look to your bathroom.
Not only are there are thousands of different types of tiles, but there are dozens of colors of tile grout. This added versatility means that you could use the same tile on the floor as on the walls, but by changing the color of the grout, you can achieve two completely different effects.
Natural stone tiles provide a beautiful timeless finish to your bathroom and are available in several different guises which provide differing characteristics and wearing grades. You must understand that natural stone will vary across a batch and will need a cleaning regimen that includes sealing occasionally to keep them in great condition. They can be used on walls and floors, but there are some quirks inherent with stone that will need to be aware of in regards to fixing them as they have higher requirements than the standard ceramic or porcelain tile types.
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.
Another area that you can add some tile work to is the countertop. By adding tile here as well as the walls and floor, you can achieve a room that looks elegant and well put together. Choose tile in complementary colors, but vary the textures and the sizes of the tiles to please the eye and to add different layers.