When it's time to update your bath your main surfaces will often be tile. With all of the selections available at home improvement stores & tile showrooms, it's nice know how to select the right one for you. Here are a few tips.
1. Select your favorite tile first. Whether you love a clean style and desire subway tile have or have seen a beautiful accent tile that you would love to use in your shower or as a backsplash, select that tile first. From there, your overall palette and design can be developed. You can express your personality in the tile you select. How about a fabulous color? A beautiful pattern? All of the elements of your bath should flow from your main choice.
3. Use one tile as your focal point. Since bathrooms are generally small, it's a great idea to select a "wow" tile as your focal point or feature tile. That might be the backsplash behind your mirrors, a pattern on the floor, a fabulous inset in the shower, or a feature wall covered with a unique pattern or texture. By making one element your focal point, you'll know how many you need. Splurge on smaller areas and make the tile the most spectacular one you can afford.
4. Take maintenance into consideration.The tile mix and change of scale makes this bathroom classic & elegant.
5. Consider scale.
If you love a particular tile, look to see what other sizes it is available in. Use a large version on the floor, a smaller version on the walls – combined with an accent tile – and even smaller – 1" x 1" or 2" x 2" – for the shower floor for slip resistance. Finding the same tile in a different colorway also works well. The new format of porcelain tiles allows you to do large-scale flooring and walls, and smaller decorative accent tile quite easily.