Jillian Tillman Tile Ideas July 21st, 2018 - 06:04:49
When you are looking for some bathroom tiles ideas, you probably visit the local bathroom and tile store and check out their static displays to try and gain some inspiration or ideas for your project. Tiles have come a long way in the past twenty years or so, what was once considered a practical option to be used as a splash back around a sink or one row high around the bath, is now considered to be a design choice and the market is huge for the consumer. Tiles offer a hard wearing practical and beautiful solution as a floor and wall covering in a bathroom.
Believe it or not, tiles in the living room also get damaged even though it is less likely to happen. Furthermore, damaged flooring in the living room are very noticeable since this is where we welcome and spend time with our guests in times of gatherings. This calls for an elegant and warm ambiance which may be solved by wooden or ceramic floor tile ideas. The latter offer a great number of cutting-edge designs. However, many do not go for them in consideration of the winter season. For this matter, wooden ones are more advisable in the living room. They can keep you warm during cold months. With regular varnishing and waxing, wooden flooring remain neat and sophisticated looking for all your future guests.
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.
Another area that you can add some tile work to is the countertop. By adding tile here as well as the walls and floor, you can achieve a room that looks elegant and well put together. Choose tile in complementary colors, but vary the textures and the sizes of the tiles to please the eye and to add different layers.
Bathroom wall tile ideas are manifold and you can really get creative. Just make sure it vibes well with the overall decor, fixtures and theme of the bathroom.
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.