Benita Tate Tile Ideas September 02nd, 2018 - 01:18:33
Playing around with bathroom tile ideas can be entertaining. However, the real deal comes out when homes are constructed and they can see the product of their idea practice. Once they are placed, it will really be a big problem and discomfort if they do not turn out to be the design people wanted. Hence, it would be best to make the most out of the initial tile ideas even before they are placed.
Choosing the right tile design that reflects your personality will be great. You can combine colorful and lively bathroom tile choices that can help you wake up in the morning and softer and soothing colors to help you relax in the evening. Your bathroom tile choice should be practical. Ceramic tiles are always a safe choice because they are slip-resistant, non-porous and most of all, easy to clean. You can also choose to use travertine bathroom tile because its surface maintains a consistent look that will help maintain the look of your bathroom but if you want a high wear and tear threshold, you can buy granite tiles. For a touch of elegance, you can choose marble tile or glass tiles.
Every bathroom is different and will have different tile laying challenges. You can get thousands of tile ideas from searching through pictures on the Internet or from the countless home improvement books and magazines.
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.
You can also make the painting procedure easier by using stencils to decorate the area around the shower. Stencils are very convenient to use, cheap to buy and are available in any local crafts store. You can buy the stencils according to the theme of your decoration. The popular themes available are waves, beach balls and others.
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.