Which tiles are best for bathroom?

Popular tile options for a dream bathroom

Choosing bathroom tiles and colours for your bathroom renovation is exciting, isn’t it? With so many materials and styles to choose from, tiles can add a whole lot of style and flair. Recent bathroom design trends indicate a shift towards minimalism, and the look and feel of luxurious hotels and spas. And more colour - blue, green, and even dark colours!

5 Popular Bathroom Tile Options

Bathroom tiles come in a variety of materials - from stone to ceramic, vinyl to 3D, there’s a lot to choose from. So which tile should you choose? Read on to learn more about the different types of bathroom tiles.

  1. Ceramic Tiles - Perfect for areas with moisture, ceramic tiles are water and stain-resistant, durable and easy to maintain. They come in a wide variety of colour, size, texture, shape and finish options. One of the most popular bathroom tiles, ceramic tiles can transform the look of your bathroom without burning a hole in your pocket. If you are DIYer, ceramic tile is perfect for you! However, in winters, ceramic tiles tend be colder underfoot which can make them uncomfortable to stand on. Ceramic tiles are also prone to wear and tear. Ceramic tend to be cheaper than porcelain tiles. 
  1. Porcelain Tiles - Ideal for their durable nature and resistance to water, porcelain tiles are very popular. Compaired with ceramic the wear and tear in porcelain tiles are not as noticeable and any repairs and maintenance are usually inexpensive. This style ages well, texture and colour of porcelain tiles will look brand new for ages! Although porcelain expensive compared to ceramic tiles, the durability makes up for the increased cost. However, porcelain tiles need to be sealed carefully as ugly stained grouting can ruin the look of your bathroom. 
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  1. Vinyl Tiles - Another popular choice for bathrooms, vinyl tiles are waterproof, durable, and perfect for wet areas. This style is cheaper than porcelain tiles and usually easy to install. Being soft, vinyl tiles are easy on the joints and knees. They stay close to the room temperature so you won’t get frozen feet in colder climates.

  1. Mosaic Tiles -  Typically made of glass, metal, stone, marble, or porcelain, mosaic tiles are inexpensive and look great. Ideal for creating a unique look, mosaics are cost-effective option and can provide a complete makeover to your bathroom.
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Penny Round Mosaics for Bathroom

  1. Stone Tiles - If you want to go for sophistication and elegance, you can’t go wrong with natural earthy looking stone tiles. It is basically rock - so very durable and waterproof. However, stone tiles requires regular maintenance to preserve the distinct colour and design as they can be prone to discolouration. Stone tiles come in a variety of options like granite, slate, marble and limestone.
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Stone Tiles

Bathroom tile design ideas

Whether you have a small or big bathroom, beautiful tiles can transform the space. Before you install bathroom tiles, there are a few things you need to consider.

How to choose bathroom tiles

  1. Size of the tiles matter - consider the look of the completed bathroom to ensure the size will fit with other features.
  2. Colour of the tiles - light or pastel hues can give an illusion of space to your bathroom. While darker colours can give it a cosier look.
  3. Slip-resistant tiles - Slipping in the bathroom can be injurious so make sure you invest in tiles that are textured or have a non-slip coating. For example, vinyl tiles are non-slip options and ceramic or porcelain tiles also come in slip-resistant varieties.
  4. Take samples of your tiles and see how they actually look in your bathroom. While some tiles may look great in the showroom, the light in the bathroom could mean they may not be ideal. So even if you are 100% sure, take samples and see how the tiles look in your bathroom, and then make a decision.

Talk to your local Tiling Experts in Brisbane

Right tile selection can transform your bathroom renovation from average to luxury. If you need more information on which tiles are best for your bathroom, contact our team on 0435 243 235or complete our tiling quote request form today.

Our experts will take you through the process, provide you with expert advice on the the ideal tile choice for your home.

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