Feeling a little stressed out about planning your bathroom build? It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the many different tile choices on the market, and how they can fit together. Let’s add some clarity to your planning! With the right knowledge and tips, choosing your bathroom materials can be fun and fast. Here are the top things to consider when choosing your perfect bathroom tile.

Who is Doing the Project?

Think about the work you will have to do based on who is building the bathroom. If it’s all DIY and you have limited experience laying tile, then it’s best to choose smaller tiles that are easier to cut and place; ceramic tiles, for example, may be an option. Stone tiles may be too large and delicate for a DIY project. Vinyl tiles are probably the easiest for a DIYer to install by themselves. If you hire a contractor, like Hannah Custom Homes & Remodeling, you will have a wider range of tile options to work with and to choose from.

Match Your Fixtures First

Pick out your fixtures, tub, and sink materials first. That gives you primary designs and colors to work with. Once you are sure what those bathroom features will look like, then you can turn to tile and make more confident choices about the style and color of tile that you need. Matching tile to fixtures is relatively easy, but picking out tile first may be a mistake if you can’t find the right features to match. For an easy decision, choose the same sort of tile that your bathroom countertop uses.

Consider textured tiles, particularly for your bathroom floor. Smooth, shiny tiles are beautiful, but they are also easy to slip on. For greater safety, think about picking tiles that have more texture, like concrete or slate.

Pick Tile Sizes Carefully

Smaller tiles can work well as backsplashes, wall runners, and splashes of creative design. However, covering your entire bathroom floor or wall with small (think only a few inches wide) tiles is usually a mistake. This can give your bathroom a cramped, claustrophobic feeling. Choose larger tiles for most of the floor and wall, and leave small tiles as accent pieces that complement your choices.

Limit Your Tile Choices

Speaking of choices, don’t pick out too many different types of tile! Limit your tile types to three at most, including any accent tiles you use. Many beautiful bathrooms use only one or two types of tile. Picking out too many types will create an unpleasant, chaotic look that does the room no favors!

Textured Tiles Can Be a Smart Safety Choice

Consider textured tiles, particularly for your bathroom floor. Smooth, shiny tiles are beautiful, but they are also easy to slip on. For greater safety, think about picking tiles that have more texture, like concrete or slate.

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