There are a number of different things to consider when choosing bathroom tile. Color preferences and material, and, ultimately personal preferences all play large roles when it comes to deciding on what’s best for your household. If you’re looking to renovate your bathroom, read on to find out how to choose the best type of tile that suits your needs.
Factors to Consider when Choosing the Best Bathroom Tile
Light Colours Can Make the Space Feel Bigger
There is no room in the house that exemplifies this old adage like the bathroom. Since bathrooms are often smaller in size, and sometimes lack windows, you have to get creative with lighting and decor in order to make the area feel spacious. It’s important to consider how the color of the tile could impact how the room size feels before spending the money.
Don’t Use More than Three in the Same Space
Keep the rule of threes in mind when selecting a bathroom tile. If you go and try to incorporate more than this you will find yourself in optical chaos. You should look for the main floor tile; perhaps a tile for the wall, and a third to add as an accent, at most – but no more!
Are you wondering how to choose tile size for a bathroom?
Well, small tiles are a great option for decorative borders or feature walls, but we do not recommend them as the main tile for either floor or wall, small tiles were very popular 20-30 years ago and in this day and age because of a statement of something out of fashion. Large 12×24 and 24×24” tiles are pretty much industry standard in tile sizing and for most bathroom renovations including powder rooms, we recommend these sizes. Keep in mind the industry is slowly moving to larger and larger tiles, so installing your main tiles in these larger sizes will ensure that your bathroom will remain relevant and current with bathroom and tile trends for years to come.
Material plays a large role in tile budget, and if you are planning for more than one style or design, you should select your favorite first and see what’s left in the coffers.
Grout Plays a Design Role
Matching grout to tile will accentuate the material; while contrasting tile with grout will make a pattern pop.
Tile profiles not only help tie a room together but also help protect tiles from chipping or cracking. It also renders caulking obsolete! In this day and age, you can find a wide variety of profiles to compliment almost all bathroom designs.
So What is the Best Bathroom Tile?
Hopefully, this handy little guide helps you narrow down your options and select the best tile for bathroom renovations. For more information on tiles or for any bathroom renovation needs, contact the experts at iBathrooms today.
* Photos by Ben W. made at the “Euro Tile and Stone” store – the Canadian preferred quality tile & stone distributor since 1987.