Smaller spaces tucked away in the inner recesses of the home, the bathroom is the perfect place to release your inner artist and go a little design happy. With almost every surface up for grabs in terms of tiling, choosing can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. It is important to consider both the function of the bathroom as well as and the aesthetics, so that the end result is as pretty as it is practical.
Bathroom Floor Tile: your bathroom tile is definitely going to get wet, and things can get slippery fast. Choose textured materials or small tiles with lots of grout joints for traction to ensure that the floor remains slip resistant. Whether you opt to make the floor a focal point or use it as a thread to keep the room together, Glass Tile Oasis has the tile for the project.
Bathroom Wall Tile: while you might want to keep things traditional and play it safe in the rest of the house, the bathroom walls are an excellent place to shake things up a bit. Choose one statement wall or go wild with all four, and be it with an intricate glass mosaic, a decorative slab of stone, stainless steel staggered in sizes, or some ceramics played up for a pop of color- work those walls until you achieve the wow factor.
Shower Tile: the tiles on the walls of the shower are both an important element in the décor of the room, and serve as protection against moisture for the drywall underneath. Choose your shower tiles with both functions in mind, taking the actual feel of the tile into consideration as well. Always opt for small tiles when dealing with a curved space, but going jumbo in the shower can open up the room considerably and make the space feel larger than it actually is.
Things to consider when choosing bathroom tiles:
Maintenance: bathrooms are constantly exposed to moisture and need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Any tile that requires special treatment is out of the running. A general rule of thumb to bear in mind: A smaller tile equals more grout which in turn equals harder to clean.
Glass Tiles: are considered the crème de la crème when it comes to bathroom surfaces, and are available in an infinite variety of colors, shapes, textures and finishes. Gleaming glass will illuminate the bathroom in wonderful hues and is ideal for the walls, floor, bathtub surround, or just an accent.
Natural Stone: wins the award in terms of durability and textured stone in neutral tones makes for a magnificent bathroom tile. Complete the look with a tumbled pebble tile for that natural rustic feel.
Metallic Tiles: While not what you would necessarily expect to see in the shower, metallic tiles are a hip and to the minute trend that is as sophisticated as it is sleek. Infuse your bathroom with a modern statement or work it in as a complement or accent.
Ceramic Tiles: lauded for its versatility and function, the ceramic tile offers bang for its buck. Hard working but easy to clean, they available in a plethora of shapes sizes and styles, and work well on any bathroom surface.
Color: While the bathroom is the perfect place to express color confidence, there still are points to consider. Unless the room has a significant amount of natural lighting avoid going too dark, or you will find it difficult to do things like put on makeup and shave. Also avoid any tones you would not like to see reflected on your face in the morning like say a delicate shade of green.
Glass Tile Oasis has the tile to meet your décor needs no matter your taste style or budget.