Tiles are perhaps the most practical surface for walls and floors in bathrooms, en-suites and wet rooms. Our tile shops stock everything thing from classic white ceramic tiles to large format stone effect porcelain tiles. Once you’ve assessed the practical issues like the size of room you then will need to decide the style. Broadly speaking, bathroom tiles fall into four categories: 'Luxury', 'Modern', ‘Traditional’ and ‘Contemporary’.
When it comes to tiles, some are more suited to certain interior styles than others. If you want to replicate a particular theme in your home, such as a traditional bathroom, it’s worth putting some thought into how you might achieve this.
In a traditional space muted colour palettes work well to create a sense of calm and warmth. If you prefer a subtle look opt for a plain tile and try adding decoratives such as mouldings or skirting pieces. These will finish off a space and mimic the detail found in period homes. Rustic natural stone tiles, particularly in a mix of sizes, look great in a classic bathroom as many have uneven edges which result in a more relaxed feel. Picture pastel shades, soft greys and crisp whites coupled with wood effect tiles in warm tones and striking decorative fixtures and fittings.
To create a contemporary bathroom, the obvious choice would be ceramic, porcelain, glass or polished stone tiles. A reflective finish and straight, rectified edges add a sense of uniformity that has long been associated with modern interiors. Using large format tiles is a great way of creating this style as it results in fewer grout lines to distract the eye.
Bright whites work just as well in contemporary spaces as dramatic glossy blacks, and with a range of products such as concrete effect tiles, shades of grey will also suit. The key is to keep the look streamlined, so avoid adding too much. Lots of tiles are available in different formats and sizes meaning they can be used on walls and floors to create a sleek, modern space.
With so much choice selecting tiles for your bathroom or en suite can be a dilemma. Our showroom staff with be able to provide you will all the advice and guidance you’ll need, you’ll also have the opportunity to see and touch tiles and look for co-ordinating products.