Talking Tiles

31 May 2018

One of the biggest design decisions you will have to make when it comes to renovating your bathroom, shower room, en-suite or cloakroom is choosing your tiles.

With many important factors to consider, like colour schemes, fixtures & fittings, storage options and brassware & accessories, tiling is the single biggest factor that will impact the finished renovation the most. A costly decision to get wrong, tiles can quite literally lay the foundations for the room’s entire design.

Complimentary Textures.

Potentially encompassing both the floor and wall coverings, and in order to compliment your chosen style, there are many texture options that will heavily influence your choice of fixtures & fittings, for example:

Patterned textured tiles lend themselves to a Traditional design

High gloss / marble texture tiles lend themselves to a Luxury design

Porcelain or ceramic textures, depending on personal tastes, in a neutral colour i.e. greys, beige and creams, lend themselves to a Modern design

Tile Size.

Making a big comeback for a number of atheistic and beneficial reasons are larger tiles. Ranging from 600mm x 900mm up to 2400mm x 1200mm, large tiles have a huge impact on the available space. Often making a room appear bigger, large tiles are also easier maintain due to the reduction in required grout.

Standard sized tiles also offer their own advantages. With a plethora of choice when it comes to colour and design, if you have something in mind start your search here; truth is you’ll more than likely find what you’re looking for.

Mosaics are another option that add a signature style to a chosen design. Often used in focal areas i.e. decorative panels, niches and boarders, raised floor stands / within shower areas (wet rooms) mosaics come in a range of colours and textures which lend themselves to accompany any style.

Tile Patterns.

As well as size and textures you can also specify a particular pattern in which you want your tiles to be laid. Herringbone, Chevron or Brick Bond are all popular options and can really help accentuate a statement area of your bathroom, again the floor surface in your wet floor shower area.

Coloured Grout.

The majority of the time the tile itself is the focus for finishing the chosen design, the cherry on top of the cake if you will which pulls everything together, however with choice of grout now expanding you can create an impactful feature on the one thing that holds everything together. Opting for coloured grout with plain tiles offers a contrasting modern design, which differs from the norm.

With so much choice it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and inundated with important decisions, and, the truth is, without industry knowledge and expertise trying to decide what will work best for you and your space can be a nightmare.

Our recommendation would be to always consult an expert, before making a decision. A costly decision to get wrong the tile texture, sizes and patterns will potentially make or break your entire renovation so get it done right the first time and get in touch with an expert.

More Bathrooms, part of the Passmore Group, is a Leeds & Harrogate based bathroom-by-design specialist. Whether you require a complete bathroom solution or a bathroom renovation More Bathrooms offer bathroom design incorporating expert knowledge and advice in all themes, ranges and styles as part of their complete supply & installation service.

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