Rebecca Goodman Tile Ideas August 01st, 2018 - 02:03:50
The tiles you choose to floor your bathroom makes a great difference to the overall appearance of the room. Tiles can make a bathroom appear smaller or larger than it really is. There are many small bathroom tile ideas which can make your bathroom look big and attractive.
One popular solution for a bathroom is to create a wet room, which is basically a walk in shower room that is much more comfortable than the enclosed shower types. These can be created to suit virtually any room type as long as a few simple rules are followed. The room will need to be waterproofed (tanked) to provide a seal and water leaking downstairs or next door. The tiles will need to have falls created if they don't already exist in the substrate, to allow the water to drain and the water to not pool in an area.
Every bathroom is different and will have different tile laying challenges. You can get thousands of tile ideas from searching through pictures on the Internet or from the countless home improvement books and magazines.
While floor tile ideas are usually remembered for decoration purposes, they are also useful in tasks which aim at protecting the floors covering every part of the house or building for that matter. The installation of these items must be done by professionals to avoid possibilities of breakage that can mean wasted money and time on your part. Moreover, the quality of the tiles also matters. High-end ones are sure to serve their purpose for a long time.
Another important aspect of tiling small bathrooms is tiling the shower or bath area differently. The tiles in the shower area should match the tiles in the rest of the bathroom. The tiles in the shower area can be of a different color or pattern from that of the rest of the bathroom. Otherwise you can use the same tiles but lay them out in a different arrangement. The idea is to demarcate the bath area without being too obvious.
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.