Because of the moisture levels present in your bathroom tiling is almost a necessity. This product is used on the floors, walls and within shower stalls for a smooth and durable surface. But there are certain ways to use tile in a bathroom remodeling project that will result in a better overall renovation.
Patterns and Colors
It's easy to create an interesting appearance with tiles of all different shapes and sizes. Patterns can be done in place of wallpaper or painted borders and this type of decor will never fade, chip or peel. Tile is extremely strong and with a little elbow grease and a wipe down it will look as good as the day it was installed for years.
Opting for neutral colored tiling is wise, since bright or bold colors will look dated quickly and replacing your tiles can be a difficult job. Often earth tones are a good choice. Border pieces and accent tiles can be strongly colored, but your bathroom remodel will be timeless with tiles in neutral colors.
â€¨Adding glass tiles with other materials can give a pale color scheme a bit of sparkle. This is a trendy and wonderful look in a bathroom. Use small glass mosaic tiles to accent a wall or frame the mirror — anything that you want to draw attention to or dress up will be best accented with glass tiles.
Installing tiling in a bath remodel can be tricky for an amateur. Not only do you need to use top of the line materials, but a steady hand is a must as well. It's best to have bathroom tiling installed by an experienced professional in order to ensure a durable job. Remember that their expertise is always worth the money.
Be sure about the tiling you choose before it goes in. Often the flooring is not an issue, but when tiling is going up the wall or within the shower stall you should be sure the overall appearance is what you were looking for (including materials, color, size and pattern).
Some people complain that tiling is cold and will leave your bathroom uncomfortable. There are ways to soften that effect and still enjoy the durability and low maintenance of tile.
With bath mats in front of showers, vanities and toilets you can keep your feet warm in areas where you will not be walking. Otherwise, consider the benefits of a heated floor system or install a heat lamp. Both of these options are commonly done to counteract the coldness of tiling.
Experts suggest that painting the walls a warm tone also helps to improve the overall atmosphere. Browns, yellows and even oranges can work well with bathroom tiles in earthy tones. Remember that cooler tones like blues and purples will give the room an even colder feel, despite the color or texture of the tile.
Tiling provides a highly durable and classic finish in a bathroom remodeling project. By designing an attractive pattern and color scheme you can totally eliminate high maintenance finishes like wallpaper. Always opt for neutral tile tones and have a professional look after the installation to ensure a long lasting bath finish. Counter any cold effects with color or artificial heating underfoot or overhead and you're sure to have an amazingly beautiful bath renovation you can be proud of.