Choosing tiles for around the bath

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Bathroom tiling is a popular option, with different tiles creating different results. If you are aiming to create a tiling feature around the bath, the right tiles can play a crucial role. These can applied to the walls behind the bath, or the floor underneath the bath, for a highly effective and personal result. But what should you consider when choosing tiles for around the bath? And how can you be sure of excellent results?

What are the most important factors to consider when choosing tiles for around the bath?

If you want to create a tiling feature on the wall or floor, or both, around your bath, it’s important to take a range of factors into consideration. These include:

  • Practical considerations
  • Size and tile design
  • The colour and visual design

What are the important practical considerations when choosing tiles for around the bath?

Firstly, it’s essential to take practical tiling considerations into account. This means choosing tiles that are water-resistant and durable, as the area around the bath is prone to exposure to moisture and frequent cleaning. You will also need to make sure any grout you use, or sealant, is water resistant too. 

The texture of the tiles is another important practical consideration to take into account. Textured tiles can be highly beneficial as these provide additional traction and grip, reducing the risk of slips and falls, which can be highly important for the space around the bath.

What are the important size and tile design considerations?

You should also consider the size of the tiles.Larger tiles can make a small bathroom look more spacious, and even in a larger bathroom this can help to create a seamless appearance, or a continuous tiling effect, because of the reduced number of grout lines. On the other hand, smaller tiles can add texture and interest to bathroom spaces, and can be used effectively for creating visual features in small areas of the bathroom, such as around the bath. As a result, you will need to consider the proportions of your bathroom and how the tiles will complement the space, as well as the type of visual result you are aiming for.

Choosing the colour and visual design of your tiles

Colour is another crucial aspect to bear in mind when choosing tiles for around the bath. Different colour tiles can have a different impact on the space, with light-coloured tiles making the room feel brighter and more open, while darker tones create a cozy and intimate atmosphere. As a result, you will need to choose colours and styles that can complement your bathroom’s interior design style and can contribute to the overall ambiance you wish to create.

For more information or advice about the right tiles for your property, get in touch with the team today, here at Tiles 2 Go. Or, for your latest tiling project, why not take a look at our range of tiles today, online or in store?