Tips for Choosing the Best Tiles for your Bathroom

Tile is the flooring of choice in the bathroom. The look and feel of your home largely depend on the type of tile you choose. The right tiles can turn a bathroom into one of the highlights of the house. The wrong tiles, however, can have a devastating effect on its overall look and feel.

With a wide variety of materials, colors and styles available, choosing the best tiles for your bathroom can be overwhelming. Consider these tips to help you find the right ceramic tile flooring for your bathroom.

Safety is a must

Water everywhere. This pretty much sums up bath time at most households. So when searching for bathroom flooring, opt for something that is durable enough to stand up to constant foot traffic, moisture-proof and has a non-skid surface that is safe even when wet.

Glass tiles are pretty, but they can be slippery when wet. Natural stone tiles, on the other hand, will provide traction when it gets wet; while ceramic tiles are designed with more texture to prevent slippage.

Choose a color palette

Tiles come in a variety of colors. Whether you choose natural stones, glass, ceramic or mosaic tiles, you are sure to find a colored tile that will fit the bathroom’s theme and your personal taste.

If you are installing tiles in a small bathroom, like a powder room or a guest bathroom, we suggest that you opt for light-colored tiles such as neutrals or pastels. Light-colors reflect light more than dark colors; thus, making the bathroom look bigger. You may be able to get away with darker colors if the tiles will be installed in bigger bathrooms.

Size and shape matters

When it comes to bathroom floors, large scale tiles are definitely on trend. If you are working on a big space, then that would be a good idea. For smaller bathrooms, however, very large tiles will make the bathroom look much smaller.

While square tiles are quite common, you have to keep in mind that tiles also come in a variety of shapes. Long, narrow tiles are ideal for small spaces because they can make the bathroom look bigger.

Consider maintenance

Stone tiles require more maintenance and need to be sealed. If you are very busy and don’t have time to clean your shower or tub, consider ceramic or porcelain tiles. These type of tiles are virtually maintenance-free.

Contact Denver Carpet and Flooring when you are deciding your bathroom tiles.

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