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How to choose bathroom tiles to make your bathroom glow

White bathroom with classic fixtures and white and black marble look tile walls

Whether you're planning a new bathroom or renovating an existing one, choosing the right tiles is essential to create your desired look and feel. Tiles are an ageless addition to homes when you consider that ceramic tiles are still being uncovered by archeologists from ancient buildings even today. You can feel the excitement build as you see what was an empty room transformed before your eyes into something truly inspiring, glamorous or even classique. But with so many options on the market, it can be tricky to know where to start.

Remember to take your time in deciding and enjoy the experience. It doesn’t need to be a stressful process but one of enjoyment. In this blog post, we'll take you through some things to consider when choosing bathroom tiles, so that you can find the perfect match for your space. Read on for our top tips!

Decide on the overall style you want for your bathroom - this will help narrow down your tile choices

When you're planning bathroom renovations for your home, one of the most important decisions to make is what style you want for your bathroom. Tiles are so versatile that they can be used in almost any layout. The style you choose will inform all of the other design choices, from paint and flooring to bathroom tiles. Consider the size of your bathroom, as well as any existing features or furniture you may be working with. Whether you opt for an absolutely modern look or a retro-chic twist on classic bathroom style, natural stone or timber look, luxury or earthy look, Hayman or Corfu style, this decision will help define the overall look and feel of the bathroom atmosphere and also guide you in selecting bathroom tiles that match your desired style. It is worthwhile to consider not only the colour of your tiles but the shape, texture/finish, size, maintenance needs, durability, stain and scratch resistance. This is where a reputable interior designer can not only help you decide but give you valuable insight into considerations that might otherwise be missed like how the individual planes of your room intersect so that grout lines join up from the floor to wall. Additionally, an interior designer can help you measure up so that you can be assured that you have ordered enough tiles rather than running short.    

Consider the function of your bathroom but also the overall look you are trying to achieve, are you looking for something more elegant for the walls and floors?

Stone tines in bathroom with copper look bath and timber flooring in natural light

Whether you're remodelling your bathroom or just looking to refresh it, quality bathroom tiles make all the difference. There are many types of tiles available for use in a bathroom, ranging from lighter and more decorative ceramic tiles for the walls and floors to more slip-resistant porcelain tile for the shower or bath area. Consider not only the look of the tile but its quality, hardness and durability when making your selection. Don't compromise on quality – quality bathroom tiles are an investment that will last for years to come!

Consider some points like:

  • Porcelain tiles: hard-wearing, stain, scratch resistant
  • Ceramic: non-porous, glazed surface, stain and slip resistant
  • Stone: marble, limestone, slate, granite, travertine
  • Mosaic: ideal for the right look but shows much more grout when finished
  • Mirrored: gives the impression of space but can be glary if the room has strong light 

Choose a colour scheme that complements the rest of your bathroom décor

When selecting a bathroom colour scheme, it is important to think about how the various colours you select will complement any other bathroom décor that you might be considering or accessories that you want to include. While an all-white bathroom may blend in with most décor styles, adding some subtle colours can really bring out the personality of your bathroom. Consider picking one or two main hues and pairing them with natural elements - wood shelves, live plants, and woven laundry baskets. Doing this not only breaks up the monotony of one single colour palette but also provides plenty of opportunities to experiment and express your unique bathroom style. Additionally consider your space, where for a large area larger tiles and darker tiles can be an option and smaller tiles complement a smaller space. Natural lighting can be a factor also when considering the colour and finish of tiles. High gloss tiles can increase glare if there are high levels of natural light whereas matt finish tiles soak up the light.   

Once you've decided on the type of tile you want, compare prices and reviews to find the best deal

After determining the tile for your bathroom renovation, it is essential to compare tile shop samples and prices to find the best deal. Be sure to ask for a sample of the tile of your choice so that you can view it in the bathroom space you are working with. Additionally, ask to see photos of the tile in a finished bathroom if possible and especially once grouted as grout often can change the look of a particular tile. It is important to aim for a good quality tile at a price you can afford because once they are laid it’s too late to rethink the whole design unlike changing the colour of a painted wall. Visiting tile shops online will give you access to more options and allow you to read hundreds of reviews from customers who have purchased before, allowing comparison shopping and bargains on tile prices around Bundaberg. With a few clicks of your mouse, comparing tile pricing and reviews has never been easier! 

Have fun with it! Bathroom tiles are a great way to add personality to your space

Small patterned tiles on wall in bathroom creating a unique look

Believe it or not, bathrooms can be so much more than just a boring enclosure, they can be an island of relaxation and pampering for you to retire to after a long day at work. What a unique and exciting way to bring life and personality to a space! Whether you’re looking to create a bathroom oasis with calming blue tiles or to brighten up your bathroom space with some light-coloured floor-to-ceiling tiles, bathroom tiles are truly an amazing way to personalize your bathroom space. They can be a reflection of your personality. So don't limit yourself; have fun with it and enjoy the experience as much as you’ll enjoy pampering yourself in your new bathroom.

Go out and make your bathroom glow

With so many different choices available, it can be tough to decide on the right tiles for your bathroom. But by keeping in mind the overall style you want, the function of your bathroom and a complementary colour scheme, you'll be able to zero in on the perfect tiles for your space. And once you've found the ones you like, compare prices and reviews to get the best deals. Finally, have fun with it! Bathroom tiles are a great way to add personality and flair to your space. If you need help putting everything together, our team of interior designers would be more than happy to chat with you about creating the perfect look for your bathroom. We’re here to help you!

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