Your bathroom is your place to get ornate. Choose flooring, accents, and shower material that excites you and shows off your immaculate style. Having been in the industry, InDesign sees firsthand that choosing product you want to represent that style can be hard, and we want to change that. We partnered with premier tile brands both in the Alpharetta area and abroad to give our customers styles that come from everywhere in the world. We also have a professional design servicing team that can help you with any consulting you may need on your bathroom ideas. We carefully gathered the best tile choices for bathrooms and discuss it in detail here.
Tile is the most popular choice among bathroom flooring options. It’s durable, easy to clean and comes in a variety of styles, colors, shapes, and sizes. Two popular styles right now are using large format tiles, 24×48 or larger, as well as using patterns like herringbone or chevron. Large format tiles cover more surface area, so you don’t see as many grout lines. Patterned tiling shows more grout but is very visually appealing, offering a work of art on your floors that makes you forget all the grout you’re seeing. The most common floor tile material is porcelain, and on occasion ceramic. Ceramic flooring isn’t too popular in bathrooms as it retains moisture more so than porcelain. Stone look is very common but is often just porcelain impersonating.
- Ceramic–Ceramic is usually less expensive than porcelain or stone but may not be as durable over time if exposed to moisture often enough that it could break down over time; moisture can get trapped between and within this material causing damage down the road (and possibly mold growth). Sealing ceramic tile negates this effect, however it is an extra step that will take more time during bathroom renovation. Ceramic is more DIY-friendly, as you need only a tile cutter whereas porcelain requires a wet saw.
- Porcelain–This material comes in both glazed and matte versions. Glazed or “polished” porcelain has a clean, glossy, almost reflective finish. Matte has more non-slip qualities and is more affordable. Porcelain is impermeable to water, denser than ceramic, and more durable. Porcelain also has more style options, with marble looks, stone looks, wood looks, where ceramic is more limited to a smaller number of patterns.
Wall tile is a great way to add color and character to your bathroom. Much of the same material you use on your flooring can be carried up the wall too, adding elements to your bathroom that are not often seen. Accent walls are becoming increasingly common, typically using 12×24 or 24×48 tiles to highlight a bare wall in your bathroom or create a skirt around the perimeter of the room. Wall tile can be used behind mirrors too. If you have a vanity on a large wall with nothing but a mirror and a light, consider adding a feature wall that grabs your attention every time you enter the bathroom.
Shower tile is arguably the most important part of your bathroom. It’s what everyone looks to change first when considering a bathroom remodel. This is for several reasons; one is that styles change so frequently that you can feel burnt out on a shower tile you originally liked after a few years, and two is that the shower is one of the most used spaces in any home, so discontent can grow fairly quickly if it’s not up to your standards, and rightfully so.
Acrylic, porcelain, and glass are local favorites to use for shower walls based on past renovations. Paneling is another option, and InDesign offers paneling in showers that have stone, gloss, subway, wavy, and shiplap styles. Glass can come in many patterns, including subway, arabesque, and picket, and can also incorporate other materials like metal or glass into its design. Acrylic normally comes in full format sheets like panels, and porcelain is available in large format tiles to keep lines to a minimum.
Mosaic tile is the key to having a luxurious bathroom. Mosaic tile’s purpose is to accentuate the already beautiful tile you have anywhere in your bathroom. Put it on shower floors to have an eye catching and dependable surface to stand on, add a mosaic strip to your shower walls, or use it exactly how you would use a vibrant wall tile. Mosaics look gorgeous as flooring, too. Basketweave, hexagon, and pinwheel are just a few of the mosaic tile shapes with timeless looks that work in any house.
Tile has everything you need
When you’re looking to remodel your bathroom, there are countless ways to go with tile. All you need is to commit to a style. You can sprinkle it into your bathroom through just accent strips in your shower or go full bathroom renaissance and use it as wainscoting to skirt your walls. We discussed many tile options today, with porcelain making a case as the standout material of the bunch. Porcelain tile has become very popular for all the reasons we listed, plus its ability to be used anywhere, including outside. This is not to say other materials are inferior, as there’s pros and cons to using any material over porcelain. Browsing home improvement apps to get a taste of what you want changed in your bathroom is a great way to open yourself up to the possibilities of what your bathroom can be, and InDesign can help turn your idea book into reality with excellent designers and a team of professional craftsmen. Your bathroom is one of the most commonly used spaces in your house, you should love it every time you walk in.
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