When remodeling or building a bathroom, one of the many decisions you’ll have to make is choosing the tile that you think will be most enjoyable. Because they are the focal point of the space’s overall look and feel, they will likely be the first thing that you notice.
The sheer number of choices can make it easy to lose the joy of selecting tiles. Do you prefer a darker or lighter tone? Is it better to have a small or large size? Do you prefer matte or glossy? Do you prefer smooth and modern or texture and organic?
It is easy to turn happiness into worry and stress about making the right choices. Take it one step at a while, and you will be happy for a long time with your choices.
Select The Right Material.
There are many tile materials available, but Ceramic, as well as Glazed Vitrified Tiles, stand out for their design options and durability. They are resistant to moisture, stains, scratches, and bacteria. These are great for bathrooms with lots of traffic.
Vitrified tiles offer a wider range of colors and patterns for a more elegant appearance. Vitrified tiles are a great choice for bathroom floors because of their unique features:
- Resilience to water condensation (moisture build-up).
- Resistance to bacteria and pathogen build-up (Germfree).
- Simple to maintain
- Large range of design options
- It is quite affordable when compared to other materials
Select The Right Appearance.
Glazed Vitaminrified Tiles (GVT), or Digital GVT tiles, excel in appearance and utility. Another benefit is the durability of vitrified tile. GVT tiles can have natural appearances, such as slate, stone, or wood.
GVT tile collections include high gloss, polished, and satin matte finishes, as well as rocker and wood options. Both high gloss and satin matte tiles are popular in commercial and residential settings. GVT tiles are very popular in the following areas:
- Poplar Beige
- Cementum Gris
- Nice Pearls or White Pearls
- Amazon Bottochino
Select The Right Finish
Different surfaces are required for different spaces in a house or building. With a variety of surface finishes and glaze options, vitrified tiles can solve the utility problem.
1. Texture Added
If you are looking to create a spa-like environment in your bathroom, a tile inspired by nature is a good option. You can get a natural look with all of these materials: slate, stone effect tiles, and travertine, as well as marble effect tiles. These textures can be combined with natural wood tones for an invigorating and energizing effect.
2. Smooth Finishes
A smooth tile is easier to clean. It is possible for water to accumulate on tiles that are deeply embossed, natural tiles with crevices or dips, and tiles made from pebbles. You may need to be more careful when cleaning your tiles. When choosing tiles for your bathroom, consider how easy it will be to maintain the tile throughout its lifetime.
3. Marble Effect Tiles
According to interior designers, marble is the most in-demand stone type right now. The striking veining adds character to any wall. Natural marble is expensive and requires regular sealing and maintenance. This is why alternatives that mimic the marble look are growing in popularity.
4. Cement Tiles
Natural appearance, or “bringing the outside in,” is the biggest trend in interior design. To create a calm atmosphere, you can bring natural elements into your home.
5. Wood Effect Split Face Tiles
Reclaimed wood can be wood taken from one environment and used to make flooring or furniture. Because of the variety of colors, finishes, textures, and personalities that are created from reclaimed wood, it has a unique personality. These Wood Effect Split Face tiles are affordable and replicate the beauty of salvaged wood without the high price.
Select The Right Size.
The size of the tile you choose depends on how much space is available and what type of atmosphere you are trying to create. If you have sufficient space, you can use different flooring or wall tiles for marking areas.
1. According To The Room
If your bathroom is small, it’s a good idea to hold off on using large format tiles. For a small bathroom, choose tiles that fit the space. For assistance, see our How to Choose the Right Tile Size section.
2. Shower Area
For shower floors, it is best to use tiles that are flat and have drainage holes. Depending on the size of your bathroom, you will find that the best sizes are between 30x30cm and 60x60cm. You can use tiles up to 60x120cm for larger bathrooms.
The best tiles for showers are vitrified glaze tiles. You need tiles that are small enough to allow you to have the right shape for your flooring. This will allow water to flow properly towards a central drain, preventing slush build-up.
To provide a better grip on the floors, shower area tiles should have anti-skid qualities. Smaller tiles require more grout lines, so you will need more seams. The grout lines are more difficult to maintain and can increase seepage risk. Shower floor tile installation requires a delicate balance between tile size, slope, and the overall appearance of the space.
3. Bathroom Wall Tile
Tiles larger than 30x30cm are best for bathroom walls. For larger bathrooms, you might consider tiles in the following sizes: 30x45cm and 60x120cm. For bathroom walls, rectangular tiles such as 30x45cm and 60x120cm are ideal. Larger tiles can be laid horizontally to give a better look and fit.
Subway tiles are also popular because of their 1:2 ratio. Listellos are a great option for tiles that are both long and narrow. These ornamental tiles can be used to separate two panels of a wall tile.
Select the right quantity (area & method of calculation)
After you’ve decided on the design, size, texture, and material of the tile, you can calculate the required quantity. The Tile Calculator can be used to do the same.
1. Outstanding Tile
Choose a design that you love and use it as a guideline when choosing your bathroom tiling in auckland. You might be drawn to a particular design, a bold color, or a unique shape. This tile will be the focal point of the room. You can use it to add drama to the floor or shower enclosure, as well as to accent walls. Next, choose your accent tiles by using the stand-out tile.
Keep in mind that tiles can slip and are slippery. It’s best to use small tiles or mosaic tiles for this area. The extra grout lines will increase the area’s resistance to slippage without affecting your feet.
3. Layout Of The Tiles
You don’t have to choose a simple tile. You can add something a bit different to your design by placing rectangular or metro-style tiles in an interesting arrangement. Find many ideas in this post about the different tile-laying methods.
Bathroom flooring has the most variety of tiles, from large mosaics to large ones and even digital prints to natural colors. The COF number is a guideline to avoid friction. The Coefficient of Friction (COF) rating for each tile is listed by tile manufacturers in both their printed and online materials. A higher COF indicates better surface resistance.
The most preferred tiles for bathroom floors are ceramic and vitrified tiles, with a rating of 0.42. Mosaic design tiles are often used for bathroom floors due to their excellent grip and seaming that allows for dry and wet feet. These tiles easily replicate complex mosaic tile designs.
Even in the smallest bathroom, a tile this small will yield a decent number of full-size tiles. Small bathrooms and powder rooms look fantastic, with tile measuring 4 inches by 4 inches.
Before you decide whether to use large format tiles in your bathroom, it is important to determine the square footage. This will allow you to calculate how many full-size tiles you need.