Tiling: Bathroom design


The bathroom is a place of peace and relaxation, too bright colors are inappropriate here. White tiling, reminiscent of the cladding of the Soviet era, is boring and trivial. It is not easy to achieve an effective tiled bathroom design, although the choice today is impressive. Tiles, porcelain stoneware, and ceramics are an excellent way to decorate rooms with high humidity. But it is important to choose the right material for cladding the surfaces of the floor, ceiling, and walls in the bathroom or toilet for an elegant interior.

Spectacular design with tiled cladding with affordable means. Everyone has their own taste, but there are many examples when the design of tiling bathrooms impresses with its apparent simplicity, but at the same time impeccable aesthetics. This happens when everything works towards a common goal.

The bathroom tiling requires special care during the renovation.

  1. Colour.
  2. Lighting.
  3. Design stylistics.
  4. Successful contrasting combinations.
  5. Interesting design concept
  6. Harmony of textures of finishing materials.
  7. Fresh ideas for laying tile materials.

The experts follow the latest releases on the market to track trends in bathroom tiling for a striking design. It is difficult to say for sure why in one version the patterned finish looks attractive, in the other it is replete with its inappropriate ripple. It happens that panels or decorative inserts do not make a special impression, in other bathrooms the same materials play a decisive role in the design and decoration of the bathroom.

As a background, you can use Geometric monochromatic cladding of medium and large format (square, rectangular, diamond-shaped, and polygonal); Mosaic tiling (on a grid, convenient for finishing convex and round surfaces); Special tiles without bevelling for “seamless” installation; Ordinary tiles for original laying (brick, checkerboard, herringbone).

For those who like a discreet cladding that resembles a natural texture, you should pay attention to porcelain stoneware with imitation of wood or stone. Use as auxiliary elements or decor: Embossed side and frieze; Bas-reliefs and decorative inserts; Mosaic laying of individual walls, blocks or sections; Panel made of broken tiles and glass; Mirror walls made of tiled materials; Glowing inserts (glass tiles with diode lighting); Functional tiles (with hooks and hangers for towels, shelves for soap dishes and shampoos).

Lovers of plain walls should diversify the decoration of the bathroom with colored tiles on the floor – this design will bring novelty to the classic design. Linear contrasts and mosaic rosettes on the lower plane look especially exquisite if the walls are plain or with blurred ornaments. A poorly expressed or, as it were, the slightly emerging pattern is often offered in the form of drops, crumbs, peas, abstract strokes, or plant motifs. This is a good option for those who do not accept variegation, but they also consider plain tiles in the bathroom boring.

All these decorative techniques will help create a unique interior in the bathroom at no significant cost. It is also important to consider that the cold scale visually makes the bathroom design more spacious, but less comfortable.

What and how to veneer?

To an inexperienced person, it may seem that it is possible to carry out all the repair and decoration of the bathroom from one batch – the design will only benefit from this. But this is a delusion, since light tiling is needed for the ceiling, only hard tiles with abrasion resistance are suitable for the floor. In times of scarcity, any tile finish was for happiness, and no one paid attention to the fact that it cracked on the floor, the surface layer of enamel was erased.

Today the catalogs offer Wall tiling; Outdoor; Ceiling; Universal; Auxiliary decor. They are also produced in different materials, based on traditional raw materials. Used cement, polymers, clay with inclusions, stone chips, and pigment.

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Absolute Guide for Bathroom and Kitchen Tiling