When integrating tiles into your small bathroom, there is a range of design and assembly factors. Sidestep costly mistakes with these best practices and you will find your bathroom more appealing and comfortable in turn. Bathroom Tiles Cape Town
It takes thorough planning to choose the right tile for your small bathroom. Tiling a small bath is not exactly a quick and easy task as projects go, but it can be a very rewarding experience if you are patient and diligent. Before you invest in any materials, consider the following guidelines to help avoid an expensive mistake.
DO CAREFULLY MEASURE THE SPACE
Accurate measurements are a crucial first step in any tile project, but especially in the likely awkward layout that is your cramped bathroom. Any errors here can lead to noticeable issues with the layout. Multiply the length of the area you cover by the width to find the square footage when calculating the amount of time needed for floors or walls.
Then you’re going to want to add additional waste footage. The precise quantity of waste will rely on your sheet size and setup, but 15% (up to 20%, if the room has loads of angles or a diagonal design) of the calculated square footage is a secure option. Before ordering, double-check your figures.
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE LARGE TILES
We don’t mean to suggest you can’t fit large tiles into your small bath. Quite the opposite! Large tiles can effectively create the tiny room look bigger, just like small,1-inch tiles. Here’s how it operates: our brain connects big tiles with a big space, so seeing them in a narrower environment makes us think the room is bigger than we realize it is.
If you are willing to take an extra-large tile treatment on your floors, consider bringing it up the walls to the height of a chair rail for extra effect.
DO SET TILES IN A DIAGONAL PATTERN
Here’s another optical illusion that can operate for you: tiles laid across the floor in a diagonal pattern can help perceive a small bathroom as bigger than its actual size. This design places simultaneous emphasis on both length and breadth.
Intrigued? Just know that diagonal tile designs involve more planning, accurate measurement, and cutting — especially around the room’s perimeter. Before you start, use graph paper to fill out your floor’s scaled diagram.
DON’T USE SHINY TILES ON A FLOOR
Although shiny tiles and polished stone in a bathroom may look a bit very luxurious, avoid these flooring products. The shine of these surfaces is smooth to the touch — add a splash of water to the floor of your bath outside the bath or soap, and they can be downright slippery.
BE SMART! DO THE RIGHT THING
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