5 benefits of bathroom wall tiles
If you are renovating and need to decide on the best material for your bathroom walls, then tiles may be the answer. Tiles are ideal for bathroom walls because they are water-resistant, long-lasting, and easy to maintain. We have detailed their other advantages below so you can make an informed choice.
1.) Variety of designs
Tiles are especially suitable for redecorating because they come in such a wide range of designs. You will be able to choose the style which perfectly matches your home, anything from funky and mismatched, to modern grey and white. Tiles are also available in a variety of materials, such as glass, which brightens up the room, natural stone, for that luxurious look, or porcelain, which has a smooth finish. There are different sizes and shapes of tiles for you to pick from as well, so you have the option to decorate with anything from little, mosaic tiles to large square slabs.
2.) Easy to clean
One major benefit of installing bathroom wall tiles is that they are water-resistant. When the room gets steamy, or water and soap are splashed up onto the walls, the tiles simply repel the liquids and remain unaffected. This means tiles are also much easier to clean than painted walls, which can attract mould. Simply wipe the surface with household cleaning products such as lemon juice, bicarbonate of soda or multi-purpose cleaning sprays for an everyday clean, and then use a chemical cleaning agent or steam cleaner for a thorough process.
Wall tiles are very low maintenance, and they have a long lifespan. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are especially durable due to their hard-wearing surface, so it is very unlikely that they will crack or chip. Tiles are ideal for bathroom walls as the grout holding each tile in place will stop any water getting through to damage the wall behind. Tiles stay pristine much longer than other materials, such as paint, which can become discoloured and eroded after long-term exposure to moisture. As long as you apply sealer every three or four years and clean them regularly, tiles will maintain their quality for a couple of decades.
Even though paint costs less at first, tiles are the most cost-effective in the long run. They are a permanent solution, which maintains quality and appeal for many years. The cost per square metre for tiles is still affordable as well, and if you factor in the lack of maintenance fees, and the fact that they increase the value of your home, it is an easy choice. Also, if you choose marble tiles, they do not conduct heat. This means that the warmth from the bath, sunlight or shower is not transferred into the wall, but stays in the room, saving you money on energy bills.
5.) Stylish and modern
Wall tiles can make your bathroom a statement piece, whether you choose smooth, white tiles for a minimalist oasis, or you use colourful, glass tiles to create a feature wall. Not only do tiles look stylish and high-quality, but because they repel moisture this keeps the room fresh and clean, as opposed to paint which gets damp, and can look unappealing. With tiles, your guests, and even potential buyers, will be impressed by your spotless and classy bathroom.
Here at Ebberns, we have over 35 years of experience, so you can rely on us to offer only the most high-quality selection of wall tiles. If you would like to choose the perfect tiles for your bathroom, why don’t you visit our tile centre? We cater to customers from Hemel Hempstead, Watford, St Albans and the surrounding area, so don’t hesitate to contact us today.