Katherine Mckay Tile Ideas September 02nd, 2018 - 07:37:53
You can find a few bathroom tile ideas here, but the possibilities are endless in what kind of space you can create with tiles. By combining different tile types cleverly with each other and having a little designer flair, you will be able to achieve a beautiful long lasting tiled bathroom that will stand the test of time.
When coming up with bathroom tiles ideas, you will need to decide first as to which type of tile you want, whether it be ceramic, porcelain, glass or natural stone. You can choose any of the tile types to use in a bathroom installation but you will need to be informed of the implications and characteristics of each tile type to avoid potential failures which are costly and disastrous. Prior to installing your tiles, you will need to evaluate the suitability of the substrate, whether that be the wall or floor and consider if it needs any extra strengthening or waterproofing. The tiles may be too heavy for your wall substrate type, or you may be wanting to use glass tiles which require a different type of adhesive and a professional technique when being fitted to avoid unsightly voids and shadows behind the tiles.
Tiles also come in a variety of sizes, which when pieced together can create quite a unique look. You can choose to tile the entire wall from floor to ceiling with both the same color and type of tile. Another option is to mix it up and have one color of tile on the bottom of the wall and another color towards the top separated by narrow, textured tile pieces that act as a chair rail.
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.
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.
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.