Dorthy Buck Tile Ideas November 07th, 2018 - 14:04:54
If we are searching for the truly unique yet innovative design, glass tiles could be the answer. Glass tiles appear in some colours and may look semi-transparent, shimmering, and reflective. In growth to glass, hand decorated tiles also give that unique innovative design. Hand decorating our tiles or having anyone else decorate them to our designations guarantees that our bathroom will display that unique modern "one of a kind" design.
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.
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.
If you decide to go in for plain white or off-white colored tiles for your bathroom wall, you can liven up the ensemble by including dark colored tiles like red, blue or green ones in the middle. It need not follow a certain pattern. Just include the colored tiles at random positions. This will add a dash of color to your bathroom. Another idea is to incorporate tiles with paintings or prints in between plain white ones. For instance a few tiles with pretty floral prints in between pale pink or white tiles give a delicate, feminine touch to the bathroom. You can also choose to incorporate a single large tile with a painting or design in the middle and surround it with plain colored tiles.
One of the more practical bathroom floor tiles ideas involves using concrete tiles. They are durable, low maintenance and come in different colors and textures. They also give good grip and prevent one from slipping.
The tiles you choose to floor your bathroom makes a great difference to the overall appearance of the room. Tiles can make a bathroom appear smaller or larger than it really is. There are many small bathroom tile ideas which can make your bathroom look big and attractive.