With tens of thousands of colors, shapes and styles, choosing the right tile for your bathroom remodeling can be quite a challenge, unless you already have a specific look in mind. In this post, the bathroom remodeling contractors at South Shore Dream Bath share tips on how to choose the right bathroom tiles.
Consider Light Colors for Small Bathrooms
Light tile colors have reflective properties that can help make small bathrooms look bigger, particularly service bathrooms that do not have windows. Paired with a good lighting scheme and complementary decor, light-colored tiles can help get the most out of your small bathroom.
Be Familiar With Tile Materials
Most people think of porcelain or stone when talking about tile, but there are other materials that may be more suitable to your bathroom design. Bathroom remodeling companies like us recommend combining more than one of the following types of tile when planning your bathroom remodel:
Glass — Glass is a popular choice for bathrooms because they’re water-resistant, comes in a wide selection of colors and styles, and is naturally reflective. Cutting glass tiles require specific tools and skills, which may raise the labor cost.
Ceramic — Ceramic is durable, stain and odor-resistant and comes in options that are slip-resistant, making it suitable for floors.
Porcelain — Porcelain is perhaps the most popular tile material, thanks to its durability and water resistance. Both ceramic and porcelain can be manufactured with intricate patterns and designs.
Stone — Natural stone tiles offer unique textures and hard-to-replicate natural looks, however, they require more maintenance than other types of tile.
Tile Size Is Important
They may be covering the same floor and wall area, but your choice of tile size affects several aspects of your project. Large tiles are trendy, and they’re perfect for shower walls and shower benches. However, smaller tiles of the same material are less slippery. If you must use large tiles on floors, make sure you choose non-slippery tiles. Another related consideration is the labor cost, as the smaller the tiles are, the longer they will take to install.