Bathroom Tiles You’ll Want to Use
A bathroom should be designed specifically with the user in mind. There are endless possibilities when it comes to designing bathrooms, from the tub to the sink vanity all the way to the tile. This all depends on the type of environment you wish to create. When designing your new bathroom, you might come across all the different kinds of tiles you may want to use. Check out some tiles we recommend and think about which ones might be the best fit for you!
Ceramic Tiles can come in a wide range of textures and patterns. You can also find an extensive rainbow of colors for each tile. From neutral blacks and whites to vibrant reds and pinks, ceramic tiles might be the best thing for your next bathroom. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that ceramic tiles are prone to cracking and are porous. So, they may not be the best option for high-humidity areas and need to be regularly sealed.
Porcelain tiles can really bring a distinguished touch to a bathroom. From a maintenance standpoint, they are also great for showers and bathroom walls with their high-water-resistant quality and scratch-resistant exterior.
Marble can bring a dull room to a luxurious one in a second. Marble has natural patterns and is always elegant and unique, however; they need to be sealed regularly and handled with care. Marble can also come in 4 different styles; polished, honed (no shine), tumbled and brushed. Each has their benefits and should be carefully chosen for your preference. When tumbled, the marble can become a bit distressed and make it a slip-resistant surface. Perfect for showers and bathtubs. When brushed, it can make the marble look “scuffed” almost. One important thing with marble is that in order to 100% clean it, you should vacuum the tile as opposed to just washing it, and only deep clean once a month.
Travertine & Natural Stone Tiles
Stone tiles can bring a high visual impact to a room and can really bring a room together. Travertine and natural stone can come in a wide range of colors and can easily be replaced. Travertine and stone also don’t need an industrial process making them environmentally friendly. However, both travertine and natural stone tiles are on the higher maintenance side where they need to be sealed regularly and can become more porous over time, however, travertine and stone are usually cheaper than marble.
If you are looking to design a new space or redesign an old one, Zelman Style Interiors is here to help. Our team of talented designers will walk you step by step through the design process, ensuring that the vision you have in your head will turn into reality right before your very eyes. Contact us today to get started!