Welcome to yet another blog from South London Kitchen and Bathroom fitters.
This time we’ll be talking about Bathroom tiles and how to choose them.One of most exciting parts of bathroom renewal is choosing right tiles, but after seeing variety of them available, it may turn into daunting and time-consuming task.Here at South London Kitchen and Bathroom Fitters, we’ll give you a few tips to make it easier.
First of all, let me ask you what will be the first thing you’ll see when you walk into the bathroom?
Will it be your shower enclosure? Maybe beautiful wall hanging vanity unit, or even free-standing bath tub? Once you establish what will the eye catcher be, you can start choosing tiles that will emphasize it.Good starting point is to choose tile design that you like most. It can be simple tile with enhanced color, or maybe some particular texture, or unusual shape.
Once you found the best feature tiles, use them to make your ‘eye catcher’ stand out.
It can be whole wall behind your free-standing tub, or just a line of feature tiles in your walk-in shower.
Next stop is choosing rest of wall tiles.
These tiles usually only compliment feature tiles, so it is best to go for neutral, or simply textured tiles.In tile showrooms you can usually find many tile ranges that complement each other.
Third stop is your floor tiles.
One of very important things when choosing floor tiles is tile texture. You definitely do not want glossy tiles on the floor. Yes, glossy tiles look amazing, but they also very slippery when wet. So, to avoid any accidents in your bathroom choose slightly textured tiles. Another choice could be mosaic tiles as extra grout lines will give you that important grip.
As you have already chosen feature wall tiles, you don’t need stand out tiles for your floor and you can choose something simple, or slightly textured. Unless your walls don’t have feature tiles. In this case, you can choose your feature tiles on the floor.
The next thing to take into consideration is practicality of chosen tiles.
Think, what tiles are easiest to clean? That’s right, smooth tiles.Mosaic tile grout lines, natural stone tile dips and embossed tiles tend to catch more water and dirt.As a result of that, they need to be cleaned more often to keep them in tip top condition.So before choosing tile think about it.
And the last thing to consider is the size of tiles.
This one is simple. Do not use large format tiles in small rooms. Use medium, or mosaic tiles instead.
I hope that this blog will shed the light on a subject. If you still have any questions, please give a call to South London Kitchen and Bathroom fitters and we’ll be happy to assist you further.
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