Marta Mcclain Tile Ideas July 11th, 2018 - 06:27:15
In the bathroom is where tiles can really be both decorative and functional. As bathrooms are always moist, the use of tiles in them makes them easier to maintain. Compared to paints, tiles in the shower and other parts of the bathroom last longer. If you will just be painting your bathroom, every exposure to water can make the paint wear out easily.
Tiles also come in a variety of sizes, which when pieced together can create quite a unique look. You can choose to tile the entire wall from floor to ceiling with both the same color and type of tile. Another option is to mix it up and have one color of tile on the bottom of the wall and another color towards the top separated by narrow, textured tile pieces that act as a chair rail.
Most people do not like the idea of tiling their bathroom walls from floor to ceiling. Your bathroom will end up looking like a public restroom. The best idea is to tile the walls unto eye level or a little more. You can give borders to the tile arrangement. White tiles bordered by tiles in another color like red or blue looks good. You can also use different colored tiles to create a border. Patterned tiles also make good borders for an assembly of plain tiles. Border tiles ought to be thinner than the tiles that make up the body f the wall.
Bathrooms today are not limited in their tile choices to plain white, square, glazed ceramic tiles as they used to be. Today, there are literally thousands of different styles and sizes of bathroom tile ideas and choices. Ceramic is not the only material, either. Tiles are now readily available in travertine, sandstone, or marble just to name a few.
Natural stone tiles provide a beautiful timeless finish to your bathroom and are available in several different guises which provide differing characteristics and wearing grades. You must understand that natural stone will vary across a batch and will need a cleaning regimen that includes sealing occasionally to keep them in great condition. They can be used on walls and floors, but there are some quirks inherent with stone that will need to be aware of in regards to fixing them as they have higher requirements than the standard ceramic or porcelain tile types.
Not only are there are thousands of different types of tiles, but there are dozens of colors of tile grout. This added versatility means that you could use the same tile on the floor as on the walls, but by changing the color of the grout, you can achieve two completely different effects.