Choosing bathroom tiles is not an easy task. We all have a picture in our mind of what our ideal bathroom should look like. However, when we find ourselves in a tile shop, we are immediately confused by the wide range of tiles, so everything we thought we knew falls into the water. While each bathroom is a story in itself, there are general rules that can help you make an easier decision.

1. Tile size

If you have a smaller bathroom or toilet, choose tiles of standard dimensions: 30 × 60, 60 × 60 or 30 × 90 cm in combination with mosaic. Although aesthetically large tiles can be an interesting choice for a small bathroom, their big drawback is that the tiler will need to do a lot of cutting. Because of this, you will most likely end up wasting tiles and you will end up consuming more tiles, which also means higher expense.

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2. Tile combination and layout

In the bathroom, two types or two colours of tiles are usually combined. It can also look very interesting if you put floor tiles on the wall.

3. Details

If you opt for neutral base tiles, it would be good to have some detail like mosaic or decor appear in the bathroom that will visually break the monotony. If, on the other hand, you have interesting and attractive bathroom furniture, these details may not be necessary.

4. Tile finish

Tiles can be glossy, semi-glossy or matte. When buying tiles, be sure not to place shiny, that is, polished tiles on the floor, regardless of whether it is a bathroom or kitchen floor due to slipping. If you want an enclosure shower, be sure to choose anti-slip floor tiles.

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5. Grout

Lately, small joints on tiles are very popular which you can only have if you choose laser cut tiles with a flat edge. If the tiles have a rounded edge, the joint will be slightly wider, from 2 to 3 mm.

Tile trends

Once you have learned the basics of the rules for choosing tiles, it is time to tell you a few words about the very choice of specific tiles. Of course, the choice will mostly depend on your taste, but again, some proven combinations and trends can make it easier for you to choose the ideal tiles for your bathroom.

Using tiles of smaller dimensions instead of mosaics

While some companies are competing to make tiles of the largest possible dimensions, other manufacturers have focused their production on ceramics of smaller formats. Due to their effective appearance and relatively affordable price, you can often see them in various service facilities such as restaurants, cafes …

Decorative tiles should be placed in a dominant and visible place in the bathroom and combine them with tiles of larger dimensions. This combination achieves the currently very popular retro look. In addition, this combination is much more financially advantageous.

Wood-look tiles

You can’t go wrong if you choose ceramic tiles that look like wood. In addition to the bathroom or kitchen, you can also place them in the living area. Just be careful, do not put them on the kitchen floor if they continue on the living room wooden floor. Two different wood structures next to each other never look good. Wood-look tiles are a good choice because they can be easily combined with all other base tiles or mosaics. There is no mistake here.

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Need more help choosing grout for your new tile installation?  Give us a call at 0224584524 or fill out a form below and one of our experienced tilers will get back to you shortly.

    Choosing bathroom tiles is not an easy task. We all have a picture in our mind of what our ideal bathroom should look like. However, when we find ourselves in a tile shop, we are immediately confused by the wide range of tiles, so everything we thought we knew falls into the water. While each bathroom is a story in itself, there are general rules that can help you make an easier decision.

    1. Tile size

    If you have a smaller bathroom or toilet, choose tiles of standard dimensions: 30 × 60, 60 × 60 or 30 × 90 cm in combination with mosaic. Although aesthetically large tiles can be an interesting choice for a small bathroom, their big drawback is that the tiler will need to do a lot of cutting. Because of this, you will most likely end up wasting tiles and you will end up consuming more tiles, which also means higher expense.

    View this post on Instagram

    R E L A X 🛁 By @clearcutandco

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    2. Tile combination and layout

    In the bathroom, two types or two colours of tiles are usually combined. It can also look very interesting if you put floor tiles on the wall.

    3. Details

    If you opt for neutral base tiles, it would be good to have some detail like mosaic or decor appear in the bathroom that will visually break the monotony. If, on the other hand, you have interesting and attractive bathroom furniture, these details may not be necessary.

    4. Tile finish

    Tiles can be glossy, semi-glossy or matte. When buying tiles, be sure not to place shiny, that is, polished tiles on the floor, regardless of whether it is a bathroom or kitchen floor due to slipping. If you want an enclosure shower, be sure to choose anti-slip floor tiles.

    View this post on Instagram

    Is that rose gold?! 🤩 By @nuprojects.co

    A post shared by Bathrooms of Instagram (@bathrooms_of_insta) on

    5. Grout

    Lately, small joints on tiles are very popular which you can only have if you choose laser cut tiles with a flat edge. If the tiles have a rounded edge, the joint will be slightly wider, from 2 to 3 mm.

    Tile trends

    Once you have learned the basics of the rules for choosing tiles, it is time to tell you a few words about the very choice of specific tiles. Of course, the choice will mostly depend on your taste, but again, some proven combinations and trends can make it easier for you to choose the ideal tiles for your bathroom.

    Using tiles of smaller dimensions instead of mosaics

    While some companies are competing to make tiles of the largest possible dimensions, other manufacturers have focused their production on ceramics of smaller formats. Due to their effective appearance and relatively affordable price, you can often see them in various service facilities such as restaurants, cafes …

    Decorative tiles should be placed in a dominant and visible place in the bathroom and combine them with tiles of larger dimensions. This combination achieves the currently very popular retro look. In addition, this combination is much more financially advantageous.

    Wood-look tiles

    You can’t go wrong if you choose ceramic tiles that look like wood. In addition to the bathroom or kitchen, you can also place them in the living area. Just be careful, do not put them on the kitchen floor if they continue on the living room wooden floor. Two different wood structures next to each other never look good. Wood-look tiles are a good choice because they can be easily combined with all other base tiles or mosaics. There is no mistake here.

    View this post on Instagram

    🥰That barn door! By @solopinehomes

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    Need more help choosing grout for your new tile installation?  Give us a call at 0224584524 or fill out a form below and one of our experienced tilers will get back to you shortly.