If you are looking to remodel a bathroom in your home, then one of the most important decisions that you will face is the type of tiles to choose to help transform your space. Tiling, when done well, sets the tone for the entire look and feel and is often the first thing that people will notice when visiting your bathroom. With so many designs, sizes and colours to choose from, it is easy to find your overwhelmed with the myriad of choices. Here at Finch Construction, a Bathroom Renovations specialist based in Adelaide, we work closely with all our clients to create a stylish and functional high quality renovation that will embody your personal taste, lifestyle and future plans. To help you get started on this journey, we have listed 6 hot tips to choosing the best tiles for your bathroom
Identify the Main Feature of your Bathroom
Think about what is the main feature you want in your new bathroom design – will it a beautiful walk-in shower? Or an elegant free-standing bathtub? Whatever the focal point, it is important to consider using your main tile in this space. With the focal point identified at the start of your bathroom renovation process, it will be easier for you to get started on choosing the ideal feature tile for its backdrop. Choosing a complementing tile will then come second nature.
Choose your Main Tile
Whether you are choosing the one tile design for your bathroom or will be using a few, it is important to identify a main design that you love. Think of a particular arrangement, types of colours – be it bold or neutrals, or a shape – square, rectangular, or even textured or plain. The tile you have in mind will become your feature tile that can be further utilised to add a stand-out effect to your bathroom floors. This will prove useful in helping determine your accent tiles for both walls and/or floors.
Choose Your Accent Tiles
Once you have your main tile, it may be worth considering choosing one or two other designs that can complement it. This is called your accent tiles. Some good advice is to choose a less than bold design for your accent tiles – they can be more neutral or lighter in colours, or have a simpler or plain patterns to it. Keep in mind that accent tiles are used to complement your feature tile by making the focal area stand out more, while creating a more calming effect on the surrounding areas.
Consider Tile Size in Comparison to your Room
Different tile sizes affect the overall appearance of a space. If you have a smaller space, the general rule of thumb is to avoid choosing larger format tiles to prevent overwhelming a small space. Choose tiles that complement your room – smaller mosaic tiles for smaller bathrooms, medium size tiles for medium size bathrooms and of course, larger tiles for a bigger space. Consider also any cabinets or shelvings in the bathroom that you would need to work around, as well as any corners on the floor.
Think about Tile Layout
If you have chosen a simple or plain tile, one way to spruce up a minimalist design effortlessly is to play around with the layout of your tiles. Your tiles can be fashioned in different directions in certain sections to create a chic yet unpretentious sophistication. They can be placed vertically, horizontally or diagonally to create many different effects.
The texture of tiles also play an important part in creating visual complexity. You can add more depth and tonal composition to your bathroom space with textured tiles, without needing to further choose complementing tiles. Opt for options like slate, natural stone or marble effect tiles to give off a natural yet luxurious look and feel. They also complement your bathroom well with natural wood tones for a tranquil and invigorating finish.
We hope these top tips will help you choose the perfect tiles for your bathroom. As one of Adelaide’s experienced bathroom renovations specialists, we are ready to take on any project, big or small, to transform your bathroom to be the highlight of your home.Bathroom Renovations