How do I choose Bathroom Tiles?
Choosing bathroom tiles for small bathrooms is not easy. It seems like the possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing the right bathroom tiles for such a small room. You’ll be faced with hundreds of different wall, floor and feature tiles to consider, with a choice in size, colour, texture and type.
It’s easy to get swept up in current trends for bathroom tiles. Remember choose bathroom tiles you like as you may need to live with them for years to come. Furthermore, it is important to take the time to find out what bathroom tiles you love and what will best suit your bathroom and your style.
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Porcelain tiles – porcelain tiles offer strong advantages when it comes to design as their strength allows for endless application in both interior and exterior design. First of all, porcelain tiles are suitable for any wall or floor application. As a result, porcelain is great for bathroom in terms of wear and tear especially in high traffic areas. Furthermore, porcelain tiles offer a hard-wearing surface that is resistant to stains, scratches and they are easy to clean and maintain.
Ceramic tiles – are a popular tile surface for kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, powder rooms or other wet areas. The glazed surface of the tile makes the tile dense and non-porous which certainly gives the characteristic of stain, fire and slip resistant. Ceramic tiles come in many finishes, including matt, satin, gloss and polished. As a result, you have endless options for the walls and floors of your bathroom. They are also easy to clean and maintain.
Stone tiles – these are beautiful tiles for a more natural feel. Stone tiles come in an array of colours and styles including marble, limestone, travertine, slate and granite. If you have your heart set on natural stone tiles, remember they are porous which consequently means they will absorb water, oils and stains that are left for long periods of time. For that reason, it is recommended that stone tiles are sealed immediately after being laid. Furthermore periodical resealing is recommended to keep your stone looking its best and prevent any stains or damage.
Mosaic tiles – these tiles are great for creating a unique feature in any bathroom design. The endless options in colour, style and size will leave you in awe. I cannot deny how great a mosaic tile can look in a bathroom but beware as they can be slippery when wet. For that reason, be sure to check the slip wear rating when choosing mosaic tiles for any floor surface in your bathroom. Glass mosaic tiles are easy to clean but you will also need to clean the grout and the more grout you have the more cleaning that will be needed.
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