Bathtubs and showers are the most significant fixtures in a bathroom. While you may be tempted to stick with the basics, upgrading to a spa-like bathtub or glass-enclosed shower with multiple shower heads is a sure way to make a big impact. To maximize the impression they make, surround them with exceptional and functional tile.
You can take a monochromatic approach by using just one style and color. It’s a classic style that is somewhat timeless (depending on the color of the tile!) It will make the space feel big and open, and it serves as a simple backdrop against which a spectacular bathtub or shower could be the point of emphasis.
Another approach is to mix and match tiles so that they are the focal point. For example, you might use a solid color tile throughout 70% of the bathroom, and use a contrasting designer tile in 30% of the room. If so, experiment with ideas for using the designer tile around the perimeter of the tub, or as an accent wall in the shower.
One note of caution, if you plan to sell your house within the next few years, we recommend keeping this in mind when selecting tile. It’s possible that a potential buyer might not love a bold tile design as much as you.
Ask our showroom design consultants to help you find a way to add a designer touch to your bathroom while also creating a space that could easily be translated into someone else’s style. Our showroom design consultant can also advise you about the absorption and traction ratings for the tile. It’s important that bathroom tile is designed to withstand the significant presence of water in a bathroom. Moreover, you don’t want to install tile that is slippery! If you would like to read more about these, visit our Learning Center!
Last, we recommend one more idea for enjoying your bathing area. It’s called a shaving pedestal. It’s a wonderfully convenient little platform that attaches to the wall of the shower at the height you would normally place your foot to shave. Genius! Be sure to let us know if you intend to include one of these. Happy remodeling!