Dorthy Buck Tile Ideas August 27th, 2018 - 02:49:11
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.
If you like wooden floors, go in for hardwood floors. They look stylish and elegant when combined with accessories like potted plants, mirrors and bathroom rugs. However, they require extensive maintenance. Bamboo flooring is also a good idea. It is cheaper and requires less maintenance though it adds the same natural and cool look to the room.
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.
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.
People that have bathroom tiles ideas may consider mosaics as their tile choice as they have a timeless quality and suit almost any available space. They are available in glass type finishes, porcelain, natural stone and in various sizes. Because of the nature of mosaic, care will need to be taken when fixing them to avoid adhesive squeezing up through the joints and achieving contact with the adhesive of every piece of tile is quite difficult if inexperienced. Remember if using mosaics in a wet area that has no tanking system installed, that there is a higher potential for water to ingress into a water sensitive substrate and cause a potential failure.
Floor tile ideas for the kitchen would be the same with those for the bathroom. Kitchen tiles must be easy to clean and slip-free. Stains due to food preparation and cleaning of cooking wares abound in the kitchen. Ceramic tiles are fit for such an atmosphere. With a mop sweep, all the stains could be gone without posing much harm to the kitchen users.