Renovation time has come to your bathroom, and you’ve decided it’s a major one! You’ve got a lot to change or remove, and nearly the entire room needs updating. At some point, you need to pause and think about tiling. What kind of tiles work best for your needs and new bathroom?
You have a lot of materials to choose from. This is a crucial choice because different base materials bring different advantages to the table.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are an excellent choice, also very common. This is because they come in an impressive range of colours and patterns. At the same time, there is the option of fusing the surface with high-resolution digital images. Their water resistance and ease of cleaning are bonuses.
Natural stone is also a good choice. These are good if you want a more rustic feel.
Glass can be elegant and luminous. It comes in enough colours to drown you in choice, and can easily be customised if none of those meets your needs. They are impervious to liquids and are stain resistant, but don’t handle heavy foot traffic too well.
Marble is a classy choice, with a touch of sophistication and tradition behind it. If polished, marble tile can be stunning to look at. The natural stain resistance is an excellent touch, though it can be expensive.
Granite tends to be more popular for kitchens, but it does see use in bathrooms. It comes in a better range of colours and hues than other stones and has high resistance for high-traffic areas. However, not everyone is fond of the texture of granite.
Limestone is usually beige or brown. Excellent for flooring, but some people might find it dull.
Similar to ceramics, Terra-cotta is low-density and is usually best for dry areas. Glazed Terra-cotta might be good for a bathroom, but it’s not advisable.