Bathroom wall tiles – which tiles are best for your bathroom?

Friday 11 July 2014, Written by Sarah Cole Tags: Bathroom

Of all the places tiles are used, bathroom walls are among the most logical and effective places for them to be installed. Providing a hygienic, easy to clean and durable surface, bathroom wall tiles will provide an attractive and water resistant surface for many years. Not to mention that a vast choice of material, (from ceramic and glass toporcelainnatural stone and mosaics in a range of options) means that you can use your tile to create a unique and striking personal style.

Which tiles will work in your bathroom?

There are several factors to consider before you choose which tile to install in your bathroom, including the proportions of the space and the effect you'd like to achieve.

Small is beautiful

Is your bathroom of more modest proportions? If so, choosing glossy, light coloured tiles in a material such as glass will reflect light around the room, making it feel much bigger and more open. Opting for larger format tiles can also help to make a compact room feel more spacious as they trick the eye. This could make for a more complex installation though, as more cuts will be required, so do bear this in mind if you are undertaking the work yourself.

Back to nature

If you want to create a natural, soothing space, using genuine stone such as marble, travertine or limestone will help to turn your bathroom into a calming sanctuary.

All out glamour

Your bathroom isn't somewhere that you (relatively speaking) spend a great deal of time, so if you're not afraid to make a statement, this could be the place to do it. Mosaic tiles are a popular choice for bathroom walls, and come in an almost endless array of shapes, sizes, colours and materials to allow you to really make a statement. Use interesting details, like a border tile, to add interest or define particular areas, such as these Bonete recycled glass mosaics.

Spectacular splashbacks

If you prefer a more understated look, why not opt for a plainer tile with a patterned splashback behind your basin to draw the eye and add interest. Try using a classic metro brick tile - and experiment with a different pattern to the traditional brickbond style).

The Tapestry collection of ceramic tiles offers a selection of beautifully patterned tiles in a combination of whites and blues that look great against a plain, glossy metro tile - perfect for making a statement in a neutral bathroom.

What tiles will you choose for your bathroom?

For more ideas, head over to our Inspiration pages or browse more images on Pinterest.

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