21
Mar

How to Select the Best Tiles for your Bathroom Project

When it comes to renovating a bathroom, nothing makes a bigger impression than your tiles. Choosing the wrong tiles can ruin an otherwise wonderful bathroom design, whilst choosing the right tile can turn your bathroom into one of your hero rooms of the house. Whether on the floor, on the walls or as your feature tile, size, shape, material, colour and finish all come into play when choosing the best tile. But there are other factors to consider, too. Here we share with you how to select the best tiles for your bathroom remodel or renovation.

1. Determine Your Budget
Tiles comes in all shapes, sizes, styles, and of course price. Selecting the tile that is right for your bathroom remodel is to first  establish a budget. Once your budget has been set, you will have a more refined selection of options to choose from.

2. Choose a Colour Scheme
Building a colour palette can be tough, so we recommend first choosing your cabinet and vanity colours. Once those have been selected, you can begin building a palette for your tile.

3. Consider the Size
The world of tile sizes is constantly evolving. While smaller tiles were once the norm, larger formats have now become the new standard. This is because the bigger the tile, the bigger the space seems. Larger tiles are less expensive to lay than detailed tiles like mosaics, fish scale and herringbone patterns, however these formats are exceptionally striking and often worth the additional investment.

4. Consider the Proportions
Most bathroom renovations now feature a number of different tiles within the design. It is often the case that the tiles are also different sizes and for them to work harmoniously you need to make sure their proportions work together and that the tiles line up properly everywhere they meet.

For example, if you’re using a 300 x 300mm tile on the floor, the wall tiles should be sized in multiples of 300mm – 100, 150, 600, or 900. This means for example, that the width of two floor tiles would equal one wall tile, so the grout lines match up perfectly.

4. Finalise Your Look.
With a budget and colour scheme in place now is the time to finalise your look by visiting the tile showroom. All tiles lend themselves to a certain aesthetic, for example Carrara marble creates a classic and traditional feel, whereas metals, stainless steels, thin grout lines and rectified tiles work best in modern spaces. For a rustic approach, consider a wood floor with white ceramic walls. If you have samples of paint, cabinets, countertops, or other bathroom accessories, bring them with you to get a clear picture of what those will look like against different tones.