Inspirational Tiles Series Part 1 – Bathroom TilingNovember 28, 2014
Part 1 of our ‘Inspirational Tiles’ series covers bathrooms. Part two delves into inspirational kitchen tiles. Part three arrives in the new year and discusses how to use tiles effectively in your living room.
The hygienic and water-resistant qualities of tiling makes it an ideal choice from bathrooms in both domestic homes and commercial properties. Their fresh appearance and easy to wipe surface makes bathroom tiles a stylish, low maintenance option.
Furthermore, tiles can add value to a bathroom and offer some unique finishes which other materials, such as wallpaper or paint, cannot match. From ceramic or porcelain to travertine or slate, bathrooms can accommodate all types of tile designs to complement the surrounding decor. Our experts at Ebberns have put together a list of a few creative, stylish examples of bathroom tiling to inspire your renovation and help you narrow down your choices to find the right tile for your bathroom.
Compared with darker shades, lightly coloured neutral bathroom tiles can make a small bathroom look larger as they reflect more light, giving your bathroom a spacious feel. Another top tip is to match the colour of the wall tiles with the flooring to open up your bathroom.
For an incredible, natural look, why not bring the beautiful outdoors into your bathroom by using natural stone, such as travertine, marble or slate? There has been a significant increase in the demand for natural stone tiles, so many tile manufacturers are now producing ceramic and porcelain tiles with designs that imitates natural stone, utilising organic materials such as travertine where each tile has its own identity for an authentic, natural look. Mix mosaics on feature walls to create a stand-out feature in your bathroom. Add a splash of colour with bold bathroom tiles in high gloss for a unique finish. For maximum impact, try keeping other colours in the bathroom to a minimum and allow the tiles to make the statement. Creating a bathroom tile splashback is a simple, functional and stylish design and is a great way to add colour into your bathroom.
Another idea could be to transform your bathroom into a luxurious spa using Moroccan style tiles to achieve stunning decor. A Moroccan tiled feature wall will add a lavish, exotic atmosphere to your bathroom allowing you to drift away to a faraway paradise…
Less Is (Sometimes) More
In some bathrooms, the fewer the tiles, the greater the impact, which is why many homeowners choose to create a designer bathroom finish using a floor-to-ceiling silver mosaic tiled strip. Tiled sections of a bathroom are an effective way of adding a statement focal point in a spa-inspired room. Furthermore, using mirrored tiles can add a sense of glamour and character to the bathroom. Framing a mirror with mirrored tiles can add more light to the room and creates a sleek, elegant finish.
Finally, get creative and use large distinctive tiles against a plain wall to create wall art. Choose contrasting colours against a neutral background for a contemporary look.
Here at Ebberns, we understand the importance of having a stylish, functional bathroom, which is why our bathroom design service will strive to achieve your dream bathroom. From initial consultation through to installation from our trusted contractors, we tailor our services to fit with your individual preferences and needs and will be on hand every step of the way. Simply get in touch with our expert team today for further information. Next month, we will be discussing how inspirational tiling can transform your kitchen.
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