Bathroom Tiling Tips for a Stylish, Functional Space
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Published by TOP4 Team
One of the distinctive features of a bathroom that sets it apart from the rest of the rooms in a house is its tiling. When you step inside your bathroom, you love feeling the cool tiles under your bare feet and with your hands as you pass them over your tiled walls. The material lends a pristine, even cosy atmosphere to the small space.
Choosing how to play up the design and functionality of your bathroom using tiles is key to ensuring the quality of your experience in using this essential part of your home. It's not just about picking out any generic tile and laying it out throughout your bathroom; with a little insight and creativity, this special space can become all the more comfortable—even more luxurious—than you expect it to be.
Here are some tiling tips that you can consider trying:
First and foremost: Let the professionals take care of the tiling job. Going the DIY route is very popular among many homeowners, but having all the time and the tools in the world wouldn't matter if you don’t have the technical skills and knowledge to properly tile a bathroom according to regulations and professional practices.
Hire an experienced bathroom designer so that everything—from planning to scheduling to project management and the actual execution of the bathroom tiling task by a seasoned team—is carefully monitored and accomplished the proper way.
Go for classic looks instead of trendy ones. You may be inspired to have your bathroom redesigned to reflect Pantone's Colours of the Year or your latest colour discovery after a brief trip down the paint aisle at the hardware store, but this is your bathroom we're talking about. The space is meant to make you feel comfortable and enable you to take care of your bodily needs. Even if you'll only be spending a small part of each day there, you'll want it to have a timeless appeal.
Most bathrooms designers recommend all-white tiles accentuated with one or two pieces of decor that provide a pop of colour, and nothing more. The colours can be left to the cabinets and other storage spaces, or the towels. Choosing a classic design will keep you from itching for a retiling project every few months.
Keep it together with wall and bathroom tiles that match. If you decide to proceed with a specific colour, it can be a good idea to use the same one for both walls and floors. Opting for a single light colour does wonders in making a small space appear expansive.
If you want your bathroom to have a focal point, make your floor tiles take centre stage. This can be easy to achieve by using larger floor tiles in stunning colours and a single remarkable texture. For the more adventurous, laying down different-sized tiles work well in creating a standout effect.