The bathroom is increasingly one of the most important environments in any modern home, becoming an expression of style and design as well as relaxing place. So you can customize it to your own liking like all other areas of the house. In this process the choice of tiles is of the utmost importance. The choice of home tile is very wide and commercially available solutions for all tastes and possibilities. Orientation is not easy and for this reason you need experts who will give you some important tips to choose the best of your bathroom tiles.
Now you have to break the myth that you will have to lay small tiles in a small bathroom. If you use large, narrow and long tiles, there will be less space between a tile and the other, resulting in an impression of continuity on floors and walls. In the bathroom environment, you can play in the dark colors as well, provided however that there is a good artificial illumination system, so you get a well-behaved effect.
In addition to aesthetic performance and environmental layout, it is important first to decide what function you want to give your own bathroom to think about whether you will use it frequently or not; Moreover, it is crucial that the choice of materials and finishes is brushed with all the aesthetic and practical aspects of the premises. Let’s look at some tips to make the choice of tiles easier and more sensible.
Materials: Porcelain, Ceramic Or Mosaic?
The coatings over the tiles come in different materials. The washrooms is one of the most damp rooms in the house so it becomes of paramount importance to use such a material that can survive these conditions. Here are the major materials:
The porcelain is one of the most widely used sizes and in recent years has seen wide spread thanks to the multitude of sizes and finishes produced, but mostly because it is very durable as well as beautiful to look at. Thanks to the evolution of production processes, it is also produced in small thicknesses (a few millimeters), which is very useful in case you want to optimize the space of small environments or cover pre-existing floors without removing them. The finishes and tinting of tiles vary from tinted to textured surfaces, from creative design to imitation of other materials such as stone, marble and wood. The porcelain stoneware made of Marazzi wood returns the naturalness of the axes with their knots and veins.
The ceramic tiles are a classic material in the bathroom decoration of the environment. They are characterized by low thermal conductivity, high hardness, waterproofness and high resistance to wear and stains. They are provided with special finishes that make it easy to clean, as well as immediate maintenance and restoration. In the market ceramic is available in many colors, shapes and fantasies, which also imitate finishes such as metal, wood and stone. In addition to your bathroom, it also has a sophisticated and modern look, without neglecting the ease of cleaning and functionality. Bathroom lining is also very special with natural stone and mosaic, although these materials require a detailed layering work, with cladding and concrete, which have a huge impact on costs.
The mosaic has the same functionality as normal tiles with only one difference: it has a greater aesthetic relevance. Made of different materials (glass, grés, marble, natural stones, synthetic materials) is widely used for both floors and walls.
After choosing which materials we will use, the second step is to determine whether to differentiate the floor from the walls or to coat everything with the same material. The possibilities here are so many and it is therefore necessary to have clear the final effect you want to achieve. If we use the same material, we will get a hugging effect, where the horizontal surface blends to the vertical one. Alternatively, the materials can be differentiated by obtaining almost infinite combinations.
Height Of Covering With Plate
Another step to choosing the tiles is to determine how tall the walls will be. Except for the shower, where the presence of water necessarily requires total protection and for walls we can decide to cover the walls without reaching excessive heights or set the limit as indicated by the washbasin.
With regard to the sizes , there are many tile alternatives for covering your own bathroom. Starting from the floor, we have to choose whether to create a homogeneous surface, the same size and color for all tiles, or make a drawing composition. For the second one needs a well-defined project, for the first one tends to select a size that is proportional to the available surface. A good alternative is also to use extra-large formats: today large plates are produced that can reach up to a size of 75 × 150 cm! From the studied shapes, we can cover entire surfaces with a few pieces or opt for the most classic hexagonal or fake tiles.
The tile selection of the bath is an experience that in some ways is really nice for the variety of colors, shapes and even the materials that are in the market for the sale. Tiles must be resistant to wear, moisture and even products that are normally used for cleaning, thus avoiding materials such as marble and cooked which requires a lot of maintenance, since it tends to stain very easily even only with soap.
You might need to select the coating that gets right with the overall style and decor of the bathroom. The only thing to do is to check the technical data on all the tile packs, because making the tiles of poor quality may compromise both the practical and the aesthetic appearance causing breakouts and chips that may be unattractive and unsafe.
Make sure the tiles you choose should match the ambience of the bathroom renovator. These tips if followed mannerly can not only enhance the look of the bathroom but also refresh your mood no matter how long you stay.