The Best Tiles for a Water Resistant Bathroom
While the bathroom is the place that you shower, bathe, brush your teeth, wash your hands, flush a toilet, you don’t want excess water to stick around on the floors or in the shower. So instead of always getting out a towel to wipe up excess water, opt for tiles that can stand up to your bath-hating pets, daily steamy showers, or the kids’ tidal waves. Here are a few ways to use tile to increase the water-resistance of your bathroom.
Bathroom Floor Tile:
Your bathroom floor has to stand up to wet conditions, frequent cleaning, and it must look good while doing those things. Think about getting some stylish tile in your bathroom and the water-resistance that you want and need with porcelain and ceramic tiles.
Consider going for the one of the most enduring looks for the floor: the cement look. If the cement-look isn’t for you, consider the wood look. I know, it sounds crazy, wood in a bathroom, but let me explain. These tiles are still porcelain and ceramic tiles that look like wood. They have a genuine look that is made with the latest scanning and printing technologies.
Bathroom Shower Tile:
Shower tile doesn’t have to be boring to handle multiple daily uses. Actually, there are certain porcelain tiles that will be able to add some variety to your shower. When looking at a shower tile, consider a ColorBody porcelain tile. ColorBody means that the color of the body of the tile is similar to the surface of the tile so chips and scratches are not as noticeable. It’s a win-win for your shower!
Not only does a fully tiles wall make your bathroom more water-resistant as a whole, but it displays a stunning design as well. When looking at your wall tile, consider natural stone (which can also go on the floor and/or wall for a continuous design). Granite or marble made distinguished additions to your bathroom. You may want to choose traditional 12 X 12 tiles or opt for larger formats or different shapes for a unique application.
You may also want to consider extending your mosaic across an entire wall. With the right tile and pattern, the wall can become the center of your bathroom. Mosaics allow you to custom pick your colors and patterns, or you can select professionally designed mosaic patterns, which are all ready to install.
Bathroom Backsplash Tile:
Backsplash is a necessary element of any bathroom. It helps to keep water damage to a minimum. Why not take to the next level and make it more than just functional? A breathtaking backsplash can be anything from a mosaic to more traditional tile. It can be natural stone, glass, or metallic.
Think about trying something different like a linear glass tile that lends durability and texture to your bathroom. That not for you? Then consider a unique shape like diamonds, brick-joint rectangles, or penny rounds. The backsplash is a great place to add a pop of color or an interesting finish without overwhelming the room.