When it comes to choosing tiles for your bathroom, the options are endless. Whether you’re planning a new bathroom design or want to freshen up an existing space, the right tile can transform the room and create an eye-catching look that will stand the test of time. Here we explore bathroom tiling options from some of our favorite designers, including stone, cement, ceramic, porcelain and glass (plus a host of different shapes, finishes and textures).
A classic choice for bathrooms, slate tiles offer a sophisticated feel to the space that’s hard to beat. Available in a range of colors and textures, they work well with both modern and traditional decor schemes. Slate tiles are one of the toughest types of tiles, so they can withstand a lot of wear and tear. They are also very porous, so you’ll need to keep up with regular cleaning and sealing.
Porcelain tiles are another popular choice for bathrooms. Available in a wide variety of colors and finishes, they are easy to clean and work well with both contemporary and traditional decor schemes. They’re also highly water resistant, so they’ll cope well with moisture.
If you’re looking to add a hint of luxury to your bathroom, consider using marble tiles in your redesign. This material offers a sophisticated, luxurious finish to the space and is available in a number of finishes from smooth to honed. Marble tiles are available in a wide array of sizes and can be arranged in a range of patterns to add interest to the bathroom.
Another type of natural stone that’s becoming increasingly popular is limestone. With a warm color and attractive grain pattern, this material works well in both contemporary and traditional designs. If you opt for limestone tiles, we recommend having them sealed to protect the surface from moisture and prevent the stones from being scratched or chipped.
Marble is also a great choice for tiling walls. If you opt for a light shade like this pale green example from homebypolly, the tiles will work well with a range of other bathroom colors and accessories. If you’re going for a bold look, you could try a darker marble on the floor to draw attention to the space.
A patterned tile can make an impact on the bathroom floor or in the shower. In this bathroom from gretchenblack, the use of penny tiles in a floral design adds an interesting touch to the space and is easily replicable if you prefer a different color scheme.
Hexagonal tile offers a fun way to bring a pop of personality into your bathroom, but you can also play around with different shapes to create more unique designs. Mixing up the size of your tiles can also add a sense of depth to your bathroom design.