Published by Naomie Whitely, Aug 13, 2017
Choosing the right bathroom floor tile design can cause you a headache. There are countless types of bathroom tiles with different materials, functions, purposes, patterns and colors. You must also consider safety and ergonomic aspects when choosing one particular tile design.
Large-format tiles will be great for a barrier-free design, but is that safe? Smaller tiles provide slip resistance thanks to more grout lines they create. But if you want larger tiles, make sure you choose the one with a good slip-resistance function. Look for those with an A or B rating, which is far safer than their C rating counterparts. If you’re using glass tile or any sheet mosaic tile make sure it is acceptable for submersion or pool use. Here are some further tips:
1) Smaller tiles are perfect for curves
Depends on your bathroom design, you may need smaller tiles to fill the curves, as they handle them much better. So if you have a curvy bathroom layout and floor, you need beautiful tiny tiles to make it looks fabulous. It’s better to have the tile onsite before the bathroom floor is designed to make the angle of the curves easier to be worked out.
2) Be careful with mosaic tiles
If you want to use gorgeous mosaic tiles, choose the one that provides at least 95 percent contact from the tile to the backer board. Yes, you use the glue on a sheet of tile, but you also need contact as much as possible to make the construction intact and long lasting.
3) Small colored glass is better
If you really want to use a colored glass for your bathroom floor, choose the smaller ones rather than their bigger counterpart as they’re easier to work with. Glass is generally hard to work with, and some of them can show moisture trapped behind them and make the look of your bathroom awful in no time.
4) Design with cleaning in mind
Most people hate cleaning their shower, and if you’re one of them, consider to use larger slabs or glass panels rather than mosaic tiles. They can be cleaned much easier than the mosaic.
5) Smaller tiles to beautify your bathroom
When designing bathroom floor and choosing tiles, make sure you work with aesthetical aspects in mind. You can, for example, using small tiles for the shower floor, and use the same type of tiles throughout the bathroom as accent tiles.