Bathroom Tiling – 8 Great Tips For Choosing The Right Tile

Choosing bathroom tiles can be overwhelming since there are lots of options to choose from. When buying bathroom tiles there are things you also need to consider not only the design. I’m posting an article to help you choose the right tiles for your bathroom. Check this out!

The look and feel of your bathroom is largely dictated by the type of tile that you select. It is one of the most important rooms in your home, as it is one of the most frequently used by your family and house guests. As such I believe that tile selection warrants a lot of careful consideration. For the majority of people, selecting tiles can be seemingly overwhelming due to the plethora of different styles, shapes, colours and materials to choose from. The selections seem endless, and indeed perhaps they are!

How to create the mood

Firstly I would suggest that you consider the mood or feeling you are wishing to create in your bathroom. This should help drive the rest of your decisions. The style of your home may also dictate the style of tile you select. For example, if you have a contemporary home, ensure that this style flows through to your bathroom. Likewise if you have a period home, you may wish to use a tile that gives a subtle nod with the use of colour or style of your tile, though that being said it is increasingly common to do a contemporary kitchen and bathrooms when renovating a period home.

Ceramic & Porcelain tiles

Ceramic tiles are the most commonly used tile type. Ceramic tiles can be either glazed or unglazed. This essentially means the pattern or glaze sits on top of the base or the “biscuit” as it is referred to. The other commonly used bathroom tile is a porcelain tile. Porcelain tiles are made from a more refined material and fired at a higher temperature than ceramic tiles which can make them more durable and harder than ceramic tiles, and thus often more expensive. Unlike a ceramic tile where the pattern sits on the top, the pattern in a porcelain tile will also go the whole way through the tile. Both tiles are popular due to the endless possibilities that these tiles offer.

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