One of the most exciting parts of planning a new bathroom is picking out the tiles that will adorn your new room. Gone are the days when there was only a small selection of bathroom tiles on the market; these days there are thousands of tile options for both the walls and floor of your bathroom.
This abundant choice can sometimes make the task of choosing tiles a little overwhelming. The right tiles can really take a bathroom design on to the next level so it’s important to do your research and take your time before making your final choice.
To help you pick out the perfect tiles for your new bathroom I have teamed up with Victorian Plumbing to put together some of the most popular and creative ways to tile your bathroom. We will take a look at popular tile choices for both larger and smaller bathroom spaces and we will also cover how you can match up your floor tiles to the tiles on your walls.
Metro tiles are a fantastic go-to option when planning out your new room. This type of tile will instantly add a stylish, contemporary feel to any room. Another advantage to metro tiles is that you can use them equally well in either a modern or traditionally styled room.
The popularity of metro tiles has meant that they are now available in a multitude of colours and finishes. One idea for your bathroom could be to use two different colours of metro tile on the same wall to create a two-tone effect. Another idea could be to use brightly coloured metro tiles on just one wall bathroom which would create a feature wall.
Patterned tiles are certainly one of the biggest trends in bathroom tiles right now. Popular options when using this style of tile is to either do your whole bathroom floor with pattern tiles or alternatively use patterned tiles in just a small section of your bathroom.
The rise in the popularity of pattern tiles means that there are now more options on the market in the UK than ever before. Popular choices this year include black and white ‘monochrome’ patterned tiles as well as light grey variations.
Continuous tiles are the idea of using the same tiles on both the walls and floor of your bathroom. This clever tile design hack is great for smaller bathrooms where space can be at a premium. Using the same tiles on both the walls and floor of your bathroom gives the room a continuous theme which in turn can make the room feel a lot bigger than it actually is.
Another idea would be to use the same tiles on the floor and just one wall of your bathroom. This creative design idea will make your bathroom appear longer and also create a stunning design feature in the room.
Hexagon tiles are a relatively new tile trend that has grown to prominence in modern or even ultra-modern bathroom designs. Hex tiles, as they are sometimes called, can add a unique look and style to your new room. A popular choice right now is to use large grey hexagon tiles on either the walls or floor of your bathroom.
One adventurous tile design idea would be to you two different shades of hexagon tile on the same wall of your bathroom. This ‘beehive’ design style would make for an instant feature in your bathroom as well as giving you a look that is quite unique.