Walk into a showroom with a clear idea in mind of what you want and avoid the headache with this simple guide on choosing the perfect bathroom tile.Bathroom Tile Design Johannesburg
With an endless list of combinations of style, size, material, and colour, we can see why choosing a bathroom tile becomes more of a quest rather than a decision. As one of the most frequently used spaces in your home, the bathroom quickly becomes an icon in every house, as it is used by family and guests.
How to choose the right size tile
Your bathroom size will determine your tile size. That said, there are a number of combinations to explore, each of which provides a distinct result.
Large-format tiles are presently trendy for their luxurious and flawless finish in the bathroom design world, creating the optical illusion of more space. Larger tiles also require less grout, making cleaning simpler.
But just because you’re limited on space doesn’t mean you have to limit your choice. Make your space look and feel bigger with vertically laid rectangular tiles or create an oversized diamond pattern on the floor of the bathroom that prevents the eyes from one side of the room to the other.
We suggest, however, that you limit yourself to no more than 3 different tiles, as too many types, colours and sizes will appear overwhelming and crowded. Also, square tiles are simpler on the eyes and generate a smooth and clean look.
For bathrooms big and small, penny round or mosaic tiles are an excellent way of creating a standout feature tile that breathes character into space. Another point to consider is the placement of your drain. The less grout there is the harder it is to incorporate larger tiles into your shower unless you have opted for strip drains.
Don’t forget about grout
Your grout’s colour will play a key role in your bathroom’s general look. Using contrasting tile colours such as black grout on white tiles or vice versa, you can use your grout for visual effect. Or you can opt for a more subtle approach with a similar tone to your tiles. Recent trends have seen people go for brightly coloured grout against simple white subway tiles for a splash of individualism and colour.
However, we recommend matching your grout as closely as possible to your tile colour and to minimise the width to as little as possible.
Think about texture
Bathroom tiles are constantly wet and on top of that, they also require frequent cleaning, which makes them a slipping hazard, especially in the shower. For that reason, we recommend choosing slightly textured tiles for the floor and smoother tiles for the walls. Plus, texture tiles feel nicer underfoot and are warmer on a cold morning.