Guide In Choosing Tiles For Your Bathroom
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Published by TOP4 Team
Selecting the perfect bathroom tiles can be overwhelming especially as there are literally thousands of available tiles out there sporting wide ranges of colors and styles.
Making a mistake of buying and installing the wrong tile is something that you don't even want to consider. Installing the wrong flooring then regretting your decision later on is a waste of your time and money,both factors not cheap.
It is therefore crucial to have at least the basic tile knowledge before investing your hard earned money.
Here are five tips to get you started.
When buying the tiles, take time to consider the extra factors that come along with the tiles such as adhesives, mattings, profile and water-proofing. Make sure to get the appropriate materials needed for your chosen tiles.
When tiling for heavily watered areas, it is always better if the surfaces where the new tiles are supposed to go is already water-proof such as cement or concrete. If surface is wood, better have it sealed or laminated first before laying down the new tiles.
There are heaps of designs and styles for bathroom tiles and choosing the right one can be a bit daunting. When in doubt, always go for the minimal and light. Light colors create the illusion of space, making the room appear larger than it really is. Use patterns sparingly, limiting its use to accents and borders. Visually, patterns create visual clutter so it is always wise to limit their use.
Large tiles are recently getting popular compared to smaller tiles. But don't be misled by popular belief. Large tiles are perfect for large bathrooms, while smaller bathrooms demand small-sized tiles.
Bathroom tiles get wet. There is simply no other way to say it. It is therefore essential that the tiles are slip resistant. For the safety of your family, make sure that the tiles you get is not only visually appealing but safe as well.