Mosaics are a great choice for floors in shower rooms, particularly the area which surrounds the drain because these tiles are attached to flexible mesh sheets which can be applied with ease to sloping surfaces. This will not only provide a decorative feature but also works from a practical perspective as the increased quantity of grout lines creates a high level of slip resistance.
You can be quite creative when it comes to choosing your mosaic shower area floor as you can either continue the general bathroom theme or opt for something completely different for a trendy contrast.
A simple mosaic surround or backsplash can provide a standout feature and at the same time it will also protect the wall from water splashes. This simple technique can be still be in-keeping with your bathroom style as you could use the same tiles around your sink as you do in your shower area for a consistent décor. Glossy tiles including glass and ceramic varieties are often the best choice as they can be wiped dry with ease.
When you hear the term ‘feature wall’ you may instantly think of living rooms and bedrooms but they are actually becoming increasingly popular within contemporary bathroom layouts. Whether its bright colours which produce a standout appeal or the more understated look of rustic natural stone, there are plenty of options available.
A full length wall feature behind a free-standing bath will certainly create a dramatic feel and genuine wow factor. A popular technique is to use a contrasting style and colour to the overall design, for example mosaics and textured tiles are well suited to these areas.
Mosaics are a preferred choice for rounded bathtubs as the flexible mesh sheets can be applied with ease to the curved surface. You have a range of options when it comes to choosing bathroom mosaics including sparkly quartz and veined marble.
Metro brick and natural stone effect tile varieties can be put to great use in these situations. A simple yet highly effective way of introducing a stylish appearance in your bathroom is by opting for a border wall feature.
Border floor tile decors were often a feature in the famous bath houses during Ancient Roman times and are still well suited to contemporary bathroom layouts. Border floor designs are not only selected for standard bathrooms but also wet rooms and en suites.
It is no surprise that a chequered black and white bathroom floor remains such a popular design option. You don’t have to just opt for plain styles either as sparkly or marble effect black and white tiles offer a real wow factor.
Tiles which are often chosen for bathroom partition walls include glass mosaics, metro brick, marble and hexagonal varieties. Stone effect porcelain tiles including those with a slate or granite appearance are highly recommended.
There are a wide variety of options available including mosaics which can cover the interior of the bath itself or natural stone like travertine which looks superb as a sunken bathtub surround.
This versatile product has a classic brick appearance and can be arranged in a variety of ways in order to create the desired look.
Metro brick tiles have a glossy surface which ensures they can be dried with ease – during the cleaning process - when they are applied in shower areas or as a bathtub surround. A herringbone pattern can be achieved with the use of rectangular tiles including popular brick and wood effect varieties.
This design creates a ‘busy’ look and can be accompanied by plain styles and colours for a stylish contrast in modern bathrooms. A stunning slate bathroom design can be complemented by brown wooden fittings or standard white and chrome features. For an alternative to genuine natural stone, slate effect porcelain tiles are also available in colours like black and grey.
Tiled skirting also works from a practical perspective as it can protect the underlying wall substrate from water splashes. Terracotta is a highly versatile bathroom option, working superbly on floors, as skirting and also as a backsplash wall. You could also mix it up a bit by using terracotta tiles on the floor with a metro brick wall design which will provide a retro appeal.
Wood effect porcelain tiles will produce a natural look in bathrooms and combine well with modern applications. Wood effect porcelain tiles are low maintenance and also have the required strength and durability to withstand high levels of foot traffic.
To accentuate the natural appearance, rectangular wood effect porcelain is usually arranged in a running bond pattern.
Sparkly tiles including quartz and granite varieties will provide your bathroom with an emphatic appearance. Whether you opt for an all-round sparkle or choose glittery tiles for a specific part of your bathroom, this is an extremely versatile option. Textures like rock effect and splitface can also produce a stylish look and provide your bathroom interior with a unique element.
Another advantage of glass mosaics is the fact they have a sleek and smooth surface which can be cleaned and wiped dry with ease. Iridescent tiles display a luminous quality and change colour when light shine upon the surface.
These tiles therefore create a truly unique appearance and are ideal for providing your bathroom with a genuine wow factor. Iridescent glass tiles are perfect for shower room walls, bath surrounds and border designs. Classic white marble with grey veins has a timeless appeal which combines extremely well with gold coloured taps and handles for a luxurious finish. You could match a marble bathroom feature with neutral colours like cream, grey and ivory for an elegant décor.
You can choose the stone cladding colour which best suits your chosen layout with grey, ochre and ivory varieties available. Incorporating a raised bathroom floor within your design can help to accentuate a feature like a bathtub or shower area. A stone effect design can provide a natural appearance and add genuine character to a raised floor in a bathroom. Slip resistant tiles with a rock surface are a good choice for raised bathroom floors.
Horizontal stripes on a wall are recommended if you have a small, narrow bathroom or en suite as they can widen the look of a room. You could choose consistent horizontal stripes or match thicker tiles with thinner varieties for an eye-catching appearance.
Larger tiles in small bathrooms like en suites, wet rooms and downstairs toilets can really help to accentuate the available space. The larger format means there will be fewer grout lines than with smaller tiles, therefore offering a less cluttered, more seamless appearance.
Good options for this area included plain cream, white, black or grey porcelain tiles in a 600x600mm or 600x300mm size.
High gloss brick effect ceramics and also glass mosaics on walls can be contrasted with matt floor tiles in modern bathrooms.
You have a vast array of options when it comes to choosing glossy tiles for your bathroom design including porcelain and ceramic varieties. Popular Fish Scale Tile colours include duck egg blue, turquoise and purple.
These fish scale tiles work superbly well in en suites too when used to add colour and style as a backsplash above a sink. A tile mural could span the full width of a wall or floor or alternatively just be applied to a specific part of the room.
In addition to wall designs and backsplash features, a diamond floor tile decor is also highly effective at creating a wow factor in your bathroom.
A Moroccan backsplash above a sink or within an entire shower area can be a really effective way of introducing this unique style. You don’t have to just concentrate on patterns and colours when it comes to transforming your bathroom design as textures can be equally as important in creating a stylish look. For a natural look you can choose pebble tiles with a cream and brown colour which matches superbly with other neutral shades.
There are plenty of options available from standout brightly coloured floral tiles to understated black and white designs. Floral tiles are perfect for a decorative feature which is ideal for providing something a bit different to plain varieties. Floral borders – either as a horizontal or vertical design – are also a popular way of providing your bathroom with additional style.
The use of neutral coloured tiles within a modern bathroom can provide a fresh look and work well with contemporary applications. Beige, cream and ivory tiles are all neutral options which combine superbly with white bath panels, clear glass screens and chrome handles and taps. A neutral bathroom is also the preferred choice for those looking to renovate a property to maximise rental income or increase the sale price when selling.
Plain tiles or products with subtle patterns are all excellent for neutral bathrooms and are great at emphasising the available space, offering an uncluttered design. Although brick slips are more associated with other parts of the home like farmhouse style kitchens, fireplace surrounds and conservatories, they are also certainly worth considering for bathroom designs. A classic red brick feature wall is often the preferred choice in bathrooms although other colours like cream and grey are also highly recommended. You can choose the colour and style which helps to complement your chosen layout, with both rustic and sleek modern varieties available.
These cladding panels are ideal for introducing a distinctive character and will combine superbly with natural or stone effect floor tiles as part of modern bathroom interiors. The randomised protrusion of these wood cladding panels also offers a textural contrast to tiles with a standard finish.
To create an uncluttered space you could use large format tiles to reduce the amount of grout lines. White colours and lighter shades of cream and grey also work superbly as part of minimalist bathroom designs. Clear glass shower screens and streamlined applications including bathroom cupboards, bathtubs and toilets are all a good way of producing a minimalistic look. You can use tiles which have images of tropical fish, coral reef and the sea bed to produce a stunning feature in your bathroom. Many people decide to convert their loft to provide additional space for a bathroom or a bedroom with an en suite. Glass Mosaics and Metro Brick Tiles will not only provide a stylish appearance but have a sleek surface which is easy to clean and maintain.
These tiles are used to create a stylish feature wall design in shower areas and combine with a range of applications and fittings. You don’t have to cover the entire wall and floor space in pink but a small feature can go a long way in providing a genuine wow factor.
A full mosaic wall design will provide your bathroom with a decorative appearance and can be contrasted on a floor by tiles of a different style and colour.
Shower wall, bathtub surrounds and sink backsplashes are all areas within the bathroom which can be transformed by a mosaic feature.
In bathrooms, matt floor tiles are often chosen to not only enhance the style of the room but also provide a practical covering with a high level of slip resistance. You have a range of different options when it comes to choosing matt floor tiles for your bathroom including porcelain and natural stone varieties.
Wave patterned tiles in light colours like white, cream and grey can be accentuated by ceiling spotlights in contemporary bathrooms. Concrete effect tiles provide an understated quality and work superbly within contemporary decors.
A popular technique is to choose them for minimalist interiors or alternatively contrast them with patterned tiles for a ‘busy’ look. Even in smaller en suites and wet rooms, the simplicity of concrete effect tiles will help to emphasise the available space.