As everyone has different needs, wants and tastes; when it comes to choosing the best bathroom tiles for your home, it is quite a subjective matter. Something that looks perfect to one person, may look hellish to another person. Although the colours and designs you choose will be your own, there are still some basic pieces of advice you can follow to make sure you choose tiles wisely.
In the following article, we will discuss tiling a bathroom and what to consider when doing so.
The Size Of Tiles You Should Choose
One of the best things about shopping for bathroom tiling is that there is such a wide variety of styles and sizes available. It is important to bear in mind that just because a certain style or design looks beautiful on paper, it doesn’t mean it will be on the walls or floor of your bathroom. You also need to consider the size of the bathroom as not all types of tiles will look good in every bathroom. Before you hire anyone or lay any tiles you need to take a sample and really give thought to how your bathroom will look when it’s finished.
The majority of interior design professionals will recommend that you avoid using larger-sized tiles in a smaller bathroom, as it can make the room look and feel small. When the truth is that you can have just as many problems when you opt for smaller-sized tiles. As smaller tiles will mean more grout lines and a grid-like look, it can make you feel boxed in, in a small bathroom. It is best to find a happy medium between large and small tiles.
Can You Make Your Small Bathroom Look Bigger Using Tiles?
The short answer is yes, but it really depends on the style of tile you choose. A well-known industry tip is that you can make a room look bigger by decorating it with lighter colours. So consider using lighter shades and colours such as creams and whites. Even if you mix up the colours and have dark with some light, like white and black tiles, you need to ensure that at least 50% of them are light.
The Number Of Tiles You Need
Before you go out or log online to buy bathroom tiles you should figure out how many tiles you will actually need to complete the room. There are various tile calculators online that make finding the information very easy. These take the measurements and dimensions of your bathroom to calculate the correct number. If you don’t fancy doing it that way, you could take your bathroom’s dimensions along to your nearest tile retailer. Regardless of how you measure the number, always add 10% to that number to buy enough tiles to cover pattern matching, waste, cuttings and breakages.