Katherine Mckay Tile Ideas August 30th, 2018 - 04:31:37
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.
The first thing to keep in mind while tiling a bathroom is to choose tiles that are resistant to moisture. You have several choices in this regard. You can choose ceramic tiles or glass tiles which have a super cool look or you can choose mosaic tiles. The choice depends on your taste and budget.
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.
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.
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.
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.