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Bathroom Tiles

A Guide To Choosing Bathroom Tiles

Whether you’re refurbishing your existing bathroom or designing a bathroom from scratch, you’ll probably be considering using bathroom tiles.

What To Consider When Choosing Bathroom Tiles

When choosing bathroom tiles, there are several factors you’ll need to take into consideration. Firstly, there are practical factors. Bathrooms tend to be humid places, so your choice of tile will need to be able to adequately protect the walls from condensation, as this can lead to damp, mould and health concerns. For this reason, good quality, thick bathroom tiles made of porcelain are ideal. Porcelain is also known being durable, as well as having the benefit of being easily shaped into a range of forms, making it a great material from which to create tiles.
Some people choose to only partially tile the walls of their bathroom, leaving wallpaper on some parts of the walls. Though really, the best solution would be to tile the entire bathroom. Covering an entire wall means there will be no exposed wallpaper, thus reducing the chances of damp patches forming!
Next up is how they look. If you have a larger bathroom, you may want to consider large-size tiles. Not only do you need to lay fewer tiles but by using large tiles, you keep a large space looking uninterrupted and spacious.

Two Examples of Our Bathroom Tiles

Many bathroom tiles have a flat profile, though The Metro White Gloss goes against the grain slightly. These small rectangular tiles are known as Plaqueta tiles or metro tiles. As the name suggests, their style is influenced by the same tiles used on the Parisian Metro when it was originally built in the late 1800s.
Being a small tile, they offer great versatility. You can either lay them horizontally or for a different effect, lay them diagonally for a more striking look. They also serve well to offer contrast to a smaller area of your bathroom or a space slightly off to the side, such as in a bathroom where the toilet is slightly separated by a partial wall. Use large tiles in the main area and smaller tiles in the smaller area to achieve this.
If you are looking for larger bathroom tiles, you might want to consider the Naos Blanco Brillo 60×30. This popular marble effect tile is made from porcelain, which means it gives the classic look of marble, though it is more cost-effective. This highly glossy tile has a dark vein running through each piece. If you’d prefer slightly less of a sheen in your bathroom, then the tile is also available in a matt version.

Our Full Range of Tiles

You can browse our full and extensive range of tiles on our website. Alternatively, come and visit us at one of our Warwickshire showrooms in Leamington and Rugby or Coventry. You can contact us by filling out our online form or by giving us a call on 01926 312777.
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