Tips for choosing tiles for your bathroom floor and walls.
If you’re renovating your bathroom or home choosing tiles for the floor and walls are a one the important decisions you’ll have to make. In South East Queensland we are spoilt for choice, we have some great tile suppliers with a fantastic selection of tiles from around the world. There are literally hundreds of styles, colours and finishes to choose from and sometimes that can be a bit overwhelming. One of the suppliers we suggest to out customers is Complete Tiles in Pickering Street, Alderley. They carry a great range of tiles and you’re sure to find something to suit your range and budget.
At BATS Tiling we’re always happy to help you select the right type of tile for particular areas of your home and it goes without saying that the choice of tiles if largely down to our clients personal taste and the feel they’d like their new home to have.
Here are a few of the options available which might help you narrow the choice a little:
Matt finished tiles
Matt tiles like terraccotta tiles give a traditional and even rustic look. These are often used as floor tiles in bathrooms, wet areas and as external tiles. In a bathroom pairing matt tiles with a glossy wall tile gives very attarctive finish. Matt tiles work well in large areas as they don’t reflect light too much and they are suitable for outdoor applications as well as floors in open living areas.
A combination of matt floor tiles and glossy wall tiles make a very appealing finish to a renovated bathroom.
Gloss finished tiles
Because gloss tiles have a the smooth and reflective finish light tends to reflect of the surface and can make smaller rooms seem more spacious. Smaller bathrooms often benefit from gloss finished tiles. These tiles show up watermarks more than matt tiles and may need to be cleaned more often. Gloss tiles are often also used for kitchen, basin and laundry splashbacks.
Textured tiles are mosty suitable for wet areas that have a lot of foot traffic such as abound swimming pools. In these applications the texture of the tiles offer good slip resistance when wet which makes them a safe choice for applications such as pool surrounds.
Advantages and disadvantages
All flooring materials such as tiles, timber or polished concrete have advantages and disadvantages so it’s imortant to consider these when choosing tiles. Personal taste is a big factor when choosing tiles and BATS Tiling experienced tradesmen can help you navigate the options so you end up with a finish you’ll love.