The bathroom is one of the rooms in the home that everyone uses, so it's important to make sure that it is both practical as well as stylish. If you're planning on revamping your master bathroom walls and floors, or just refreshing the style of a loo, we have a tile range in stock to suit you. After finding your perfect bathroom tiles you can order easily online or pop into one of our tile showrooms across the South of the UK.
Choosing tiles for your bathroom floor can seem like a daunting task as there are so many options to pick from. Porcelain is the most popular choice for floors, as it is extremely hard-wearing and strong and available in a variety of non-slip options - making these tiles perfect for use in wet room floors. Black and white victorian inspired tiles are ever popular in the bathroom too, as are mosaic tiles.
If you are using a feature tile or feature wall you may elect to have more neutral tiles on your bathroom floor, allowing your main focal point to shine. If not, using patterned tiles can work really well to add a sense of movement and drama to your floor. This results in a far more interesting interior and can work to make a space feel larger.
When using mosaic tiles the additional grout joints provide more grip and create a naturally non-slip floor, this works very well in shower spaces and wet rooms and won't irritate bare feet. Always look out for the R rating on floor tiles as this denotes the slip resistance each tile has and is important to think about in bathrooms where floors are likely to be wet and slippery. Anything with an R9 slip resistance rating or higher is rated as safe to use throughout your home.
As the tiles on your wall do not need to be as hard-wearing as your bathroom floor tiles, there are many more styles to choose from. Whether you go for brightly coloured ceramic metro tiles, or glittering glass mosaics, you can experiment with colours, designs and patterns to create the perfect look.
Bathroom wall tiles should reflect a sense of calm into your space. Natural stone effect grey bathroom tiles give you a look firmly rooted in nature, or you could use a lighter palette to make the room seem larger and more airy. Many people opt for neutral colour palettes as this goes with any interior decor, and often offset these with a bold and vivid feature wall or furnishing.
A number of our tile ranges here at The London Tile Company have a textured surface, this is for practical as well as stylish purposes. Different surface textures reflect different amounts of light, helping you create a sense of light and space in your bathroom. In addition, adding different finishes can instantly add depth and contrast to your interior decor.
On the other hand, a simple glossy finish tile can help bounce light around a room making it feel larger. Gloss tiles are easier to clean too - perfect for a room like the bathroom.
A popular design idea in showers is to make a separate zone or area by creating a feature wall. To do this choose a different tile from the rest of the bathroom for either the back wall or the full showering area. This can be a different coloured tile from the same range as the rest of your room, or something else like a full wall of mosaics.
Remember, fewer grout joints can make tiles easier to keep clean in a shower - but tiles and grout can also be treated with a protector or sealer to help stop staining. You could even replicate the looks of high-end hotels by using modern and urban large format tiles to create and industrial inspired shower space. Cement and stone effect large format porcelain tiles work well for this look.
If youre looking for something a bit more subtle, try using shower tiles in the same colour as the rest of your bathroom but in a different size. We often stock different sized tiles in each range, so using smaller tiles to separate the shower area from the rest of the room should be easy. This works particularly well in level access showers where the floor is also tiled with smaller mosaic tiles also adding extra slip resistance!
A bathroom designed with space and light in mind is guaranteed to be a calm and relaxing place. When choosing tiles for a small bathroom it is important to understand the space you are working with.
It's well known that white tiles and the use of light colours will make a space feel larger. But did you know that bigger floor tiles can create the illusion of more space too? You can even utilise large scale patterns on the walls to make a space feel larger than it is. Extend your bathroom floor tiles into the shower area by not having a shower tray and installing the shower drain straight into the floor.
Another clever trick to use in small bathrooms is to lay your tiles in diagonal patterns. Doing this tricks the eye into seeing the space as bigger than it really is, thus creating the illusion of more space. The effect works because when you lay tiles in a normal square configuration they are easy to count, by arranging them diagonally you draw eyes to the longest dimensions of the room first, tricking the brain.
Using classic white bathroom tiles can also be a good way to make a space feel bigger, especially ones with a gloss finish that bounce and reflect light around a space. As always, you should use ceramic tiles for your bathroom walls, and high quality dense porcelain tiles for your bathroom floor. We don't recommend using white tiles for both as it can make a small space, or any space in fact, feel a bit clinical.
Tiles are the perfect choice for your bathroom because alongside the practical features of tiles, there is also a financial benefit to be considered too. Tiles are hard wearing by their very nature, with very little upkeep besides standard cleaning to keep them in good condition. When compared to other substrates they are the natural choice because of the low maintenance requirements - saving you money and keeping your bathroom looking its best.
But with so many options to choose from, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start when planning your bathroom tile design. Firstly, make sure you look at lots of different tiles so you know the style you want - metro, large format, mosaic, wood effect tiles, etc. Once you have decided on the style, think about colours and designs that will suit both your bathroom and your lifestyle.
Often people start with a 'wow tile' - something bold in colour or perhaps with an interesting shape that they really love. This can often be used as a feature tile or feature wall in the bathroom design. These special tiles can add drama and contrast to your walls, floors, or even in your shower enclosure.
Once people have chosen their feature tile or feature wall they often consider more understated tiles that compliment the main focal point. These are sometimes referred to as accent tiles and tend to be neutral or plain colour ranges with a simple textures surface. You could even have two different accent tiles that bring out different features of your main feature tile. These understated counterparts should allow your feature tiles to stand out and take centre stage to create a cohesive look and feel for your bathroom.
We make it easy for you to create your dream bathroom with our hand curated selection of eye catching quality tiles. We hold a vast stock in all our retail stores and our online warehouses, with a huge range of colours and finishes available at a moments notice.
We constantly add to our tile portfolio, making sure we keep in line with new trends and popular tile ranges. This ensures that our selection is never left behind and you are never left in the dark with what is on trend. Our tiles have to be not only aesthetically pleasing, but also pass our stringent quality checks - you won't find low quality cheaply produced inferior tiles here.
You will however find a range of bathroom tiles that combines great value with high quality, always on trend and never out of style. With free delivery on all tile orders over £300, there has never been a better time to refresh your bathroom with The London Tile Company.
Tiles are the most practical choice for wall covering in bathrooms and wet rooms because they are easy to clean, hygienic, and aren't affected by moisture in the air from showers, baths or hot running taps. Luckily our tile ranges are both practical and stunning, allowing you to keep practicality in mind whilst putting your own artistic flare on your space.
Whether you're looking for classic looks, black and white victorian inspired bathrooms, something urban or modern, or maybe just something to fit your budget - we can help.
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