Casandra Kidd Tile Ideas August 16th, 2018 - 14:07:05
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.
A truly designer space can be achieved when tiling a bathroom, with relatively inexpensive tiles by using a large format white tile with a matching sized colour tile used as a contrast horizontally or vertically. White tiles can look a little clinical when used exclusively to tile a bathroom, consider using a striking contrast floor tile that matches some other fittings.
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.
Another important aspect of tiling small bathrooms is tiling the shower or bath area differently. The tiles in the shower area should match the tiles in the rest of the bathroom. The tiles in the shower area can be of a different color or pattern from that of the rest of the bathroom. Otherwise you can use the same tiles but lay them out in a different arrangement. The idea is to demarcate the bath area without being too obvious.
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.
Basically, that fast wearing out of the paint will compel you to re-paint your bathroom repeatedly which can be a lot of expenses. With tiles, you can have them for years. You don't have to replace them every now and then. All you have to do is just maintain their decorative looks.