When choosing tile for your bathroom, planning is essential. Before you start, take a good look at your bathroom. Is it big or small? Do you want dark bathroom tiles or light tile? Are you OK with lots of cleaning or do you like to keep scrubbing to a minimum? Here are 13 tips to keep in mind when choosing bathroom tile.
Think Light Colors
Light colored subway bathroom tile is an extremely popular home trend right now. Plus, white, off-white or light colors can make the room feel spacious. When it comes to grout colors, be sure the grout doesn’t contrast too sharply with the tile (i.e., white tile with black grout).
Feel Appeal Bathroom Tile
Think about how the bathroom tile will feel. Will you have a shower bench? When using tile in a shower, a slab or larger piece of tile feels nicer to sit on than smaller tile. Add safety to your shower and learn how to install bathroom grab bars.
Think Diagonal Bathroom Tile
If you have a smaller bathroom, tile placed in a diagonal pattern can give the illusion of a larger room. Believe it or not, you may be able to tile your bathroom floor without tearing it up.
When going with large bathroom tile, you must maintain a minimum grout joint width of 3/16-inch. Also, be sure there is at least 90 percent mortar contact below the tiles as their large size makes them more prone to cracking.
Thinking mosaic bathroom tile? You’ll have more grout lines. One way to minimize the grid-like feeling mosaic tile can create is to use a grout tinted to resemble the tile’s color.