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Different Types of Bathroom Tiles  

Are you looking for some inspiration on wall and floor tiles for your new bathroom? There are so many different types of bathroom tiles out there, form the different kinds of sizes and shapes, colours to the materials that are on offer; you may wonder how all these can work together to create your new dream bathroom. We’re not surprised if you are confused and overwhelmed by the vast amount of choices available. A bathroom redesign is not an easy task if you are new to this business and have no help from experts.

In this month’s blog, we’re going to talk about the types of bathroom tiles you can use to create a truly amazing new bathroom to enjoy for many years to come. Be creative, use your imagination to visualise, to know what you want and how to achieve the look that you desire on your new bathroom project.  

Ceramic Tiles 

You can choose from a  wide range of ceramic tiles out there. They vary in terms of sizes, colours, textures, finishes, and shapes. Whether is a clean and modern style or a more traditional look of your bathroom, ceramic tiles can really offer you the best possible options.

Ceramic tiles are versatile, suitable for both walls and floors in the bathroom. Ceramic tiles that are glossy and shiny can reflect natural light into your bathroom, this is a great option if you have a smaller bathroom, as this not only makes the smaller space look bright and also feel bigger.

Another advantage of ceramic tiles is that they are moisture-resistant; this makes it a perfect material to use around the wet areas within the bathroom. But, bear in mind that quality installation will have an impact on how well your bathroom tiles last. So, if you’re not an experienced DIYer, you will need to call in the professional bathroom fitter to do the job. 

Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tiles are beautiful tiles and they are also a very popular choice for bathroom interior designs. They are widely used in the interior design industry to create a luxurious and stylish modern look. Porcelain is less porous, denser, water-resistance and stronger options than most ceramic tiles and better suited for the busy and heavy usage environment.

Benefits of using porcelain tiles include:

  • Liquid resistance
  • Highly stain resistant
  • Durability
  • Fire resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • repairable

However, porcelain tiles can be slippery and may not be suitable to use in the high moisture environment such as the bathroom. The cost to install porcelain tiles is more expensive than the ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles are heavier and required specialist skills for cutting and fitting.

Terracotta Tiles  

Terracotta tiles are red clay fired flooring materials. They give a lovely natural rustic look and suitable to use in the hallway, bathroom and kitchen areas. If you prefer cottage and country style feel for your bathroom, this is the right choice for you. 

However, some terracotta tiles required the sealing agent to form an invisible layer of protection on top. Ask your tiles specialist for advice on the right terracotta tiles suitable to use in the bathroom.

Glass Tiles 

The most common glass tiles are those that are available in mosaic sizes which are ideal for the shower walls and floors. With the enormous amount of selection of colours and sizes, the design options are endless. Glass tiles are beautiful, they generate unique visual appeal to your bathroom, they reflect light and make the space feel brighter and larger.

Glass tiles are low maintenance, easy to clean and to care for. On the other hand, Glass tiles are not easy to install, not a job for the amateur DIYer, a professional tiler is required for the installation. As glass generally has a slippery smooth surface and may not be appropriate for the floor application, it will need non-slip sealant for increased slip resistance. 

Stone Tiles 

Stone tiles such as marble, granite, slate, limestone or travertine are suitable to use on a variety of surfaces, from the bathroom to kitchen as well as the outdoor areas. Stone tiles offer a modern, contemporary and luxurious feel that can truly transform any room within your home. With the natural strength and durability, they can last for a lifetime if being looked after correctly.

Natural stones tiles in the bathroom can make a bold statement of elegance and style. However, the cost of the stone tiles is more on the high side and makes it an expensive choice for your bathroom improvement project. 

 Furthermore, stone tiles are cold, walking on the stone tiles surface are not pleasant at all during the winter months. Some people are prepared to pay extra for underfloor heating and this will push the overall budget even higher. 

We hope you enjoy reading our blog post; if you have any questions or need assistance in choosing the right tiles for your bathroom, contact us today on 02476 651900, our team is here to help.

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