Choosing The Best Bathroom Tiles?

General Article

Your kitchen will add real value to your house if you renovate it, so will the garden and adding any kind of interior square footage. The next best thing after the kitchen in terms of both adding value and saleability is the bathroom. People really focus on the bathroom when viewing homes as it is one of the places your will visit every day unlike a spare bedroom where you can simply shut the door!

There are a number of things to consider when renovating the bathroom and one of the most important is the Bathroom Tile selection.

1) Colour Scheme

You need to consider whether you are decorating for the long term as more bold colours and styles may go out of fashion and you will need to decorate again soon. Also if you moving soon then you need to consider appealing to a wider range of people.

2) View The Tiles

Take inspiration from places you visit when choosing your tiles. You can then have an idea of what you want when you get samples online or when you go to the showroom. Maybe you have seen a friends or family members tiles and liked them. Perhaps at a hotel, restaurant or health club. Take a picture with your mobile phone if you have a camera, it will help the experts match what you want.

3) Tile Size

You need to think about how big your rooms are. Can you fit big tiles in or will it just look strange. Maybe you can make some templates out of cardboard or use samples to see how it might look. Also the way you fit the tile can make the room look bigger or smaller and the colours can help. For example, having white tiles diagonally fitted across a room can give the feel of space.

4) Hire a Professional

Most tiling jobs can be fitted by the home owner, but if you want a great finish that you can be really proud of then hire a professional tile fitter. They will do the job quickly and by the time you have hired all the necessary equipment you may not be spending too much more.

5) Consider The Use

You may have a wet room or a rather large bathroom. In either case, you can consider the design. A larger bathroom may not need to be completely tiles but a wet room will need tiling throughout.

Take your time with the tiling project and make sure you have considered all the options available to you and what the use of the tiles are. We recommend seeking out professional advice so its probably a good idea to go and take a trip to the local Ceramic Tiles Showroom.