Tiles make or break a bathroom. Tiles can add a sense of sophistication and elegance, or give the room clarity and light – but how do you decide what to go for?
Personal taste is likely to be your ultimate drive, but certain tiles have qualities and idiosyncrasies that may affect your buying decision. The floor of your bathroom is likely to remain the same for many years, so getting this decision right will help you enjoy your bathroom for a long time.
If your bathroom is on the small side, look no further than our blog post about picking the right tiles for a small bathroom.
How to pick bathroom floor tiles
Floor tiles will last for many years so it is best to choose a neutral colour that will stand the test of time. The amount of natural light in your room may determine whether your floor tiles need to be light in colour, to reflect artificial or natural light and make the room feel larger, or if a darker colour will suit.
Darker tiles may seem like the perfect option for easy cleaning, but black tiles quite often show dirt up more prominently than lighter tiles, so it’s worth consider this when picking a flooring tile.
Natural Stone tiles
The decor of your home can also be a factor, for example, if you are aiming for a rustic, classic mood around your home then tiles with an aged appearance may be the perfect choice.
Tumbled Black Marble tiles are created to mimic the ornate, weathered stone of a bygone age, so would be an excellent choice for a bathroom filled with antique features such as a stand alone bath or vintage taps.
A contemporary bathroom full of slick, simple components would be better suited to modern looking, polished option, such as these Light Emperador Polished tiles. The ultimate in class and sophistication, these tiles bring a real sense of gravitas to any space.
Travertine Bathroom Tiles
Travertine has been used in the construction of timeless, elegant spaces since the days of Ancient Rome. It’s used predominantly in bathrooms and kitchens, and forms an excellent, robust material for bathroom floors. These Noce Travertine Brushed & Chipped tiles offer a wholesome, pastoral feel that’s well suited to a vintage-inspired bathroom.
Victorian Style Bathroom Tiles
Victorian style bathrooms and washrooms are often found in trendy bars, but this distinctive, clean style is slowly making it’s way back into the mainstream. Channel the traditional style of the Victorian era by combining contrasting, patterned floor tiles with clean, white wall tiles. A combination of Spanish Emperador Mosaics floor tiles with Polished Metro tiles creates a luxurious, prestigious feel - reminiscent of the splendour of a Victorian stately home.
Accent the space by using antique mirrors and retro fixtures - along with vintage inspired tiles and lots of white paint, these can create an authentic Victorian effect that’s sure to impress.
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