Ilene Harding Tile Ideas July 23rd, 2018 - 03:44:58
You can find a few bathroom tile ideas here, but the possibilities are endless in what kind of space you can create with tiles. By combining different tile types cleverly with each other and having a little designer flair, you will be able to achieve a beautiful long lasting tiled bathroom that will stand the test of time.
The tiles you use in your bathroom are an essential part of its decor. Wall tiles especially affect the overall ambiance of the bathroom. They can make a bathroom look colorful and vibrant or dull and staid. If you are looking for bathroom wall tile ideas, you have a lot to choose from. You can cover the entire wall with tiles or you can decide to tile only the wall in the shower areas or you can cover half the wall with tiles and the remaining with paint. Whichever you choose, make sure that the tiles go well with the overall feel and color scheme of the bathroom.
If you decide to go in for plain white or off-white colored tiles for your bathroom wall, you can liven up the ensemble by including dark colored tiles like red, blue or green ones in the middle. It need not follow a certain pattern. Just include the colored tiles at random positions. This will add a dash of color to your bathroom. Another idea is to incorporate tiles with paintings or prints in between plain white ones. For instance a few tiles with pretty floral prints in between pale pink or white tiles give a delicate, feminine touch to the bathroom. You can also choose to incorporate a single large tile with a painting or design in the middle and surround it with plain colored tiles.
If you decide to use white tiles, you can add some color by incorporating colored tiles at random in between the white ones or you can use the colored tiles to make a border. This will keep your bathroom from looking dull. You can use colored tiles of a single color or several colors according to your imagination. Tiles with patterns can also be used in between plain colored tiles or as borders.
One of the more practical bathroom floor tiles ideas involves using concrete tiles. They are durable, low maintenance and come in different colors and textures. They also give good grip and prevent one from slipping.
When coming up with bathroom tiles ideas, you will need to decide first as to which type of tile you want, whether it be ceramic, porcelain, glass or natural stone. You can choose any of the tile types to use in a bathroom installation but you will need to be informed of the implications and characteristics of each tile type to avoid potential failures which are costly and disastrous. Prior to installing your tiles, you will need to evaluate the suitability of the substrate, whether that be the wall or floor and consider if it needs any extra strengthening or waterproofing. The tiles may be too heavy for your wall substrate type, or you may be wanting to use glass tiles which require a different type of adhesive and a professional technique when being fitted to avoid unsightly voids and shadows behind the tiles.