Gloss or Matt Bathroom Wall Tiles?

Wall tile choices are broader than floor tile choices. They don’t have to support weight and they wont get warn out by people walking over them. The range of choices include the size, texture, shape, and colour. However, one of the most important choices is the finish. Here at Tiles 2 Go we are tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to help you choose between gloss or matt bathroom wall tiles.

Bathroom Wall Tile Finishes


The two choices for the finish of bathroom wall tiles are gloss or matt.

Gloss tiles tend to be shiny and reflective of light, with matt tiles being dull in comparison. The choice you make will depend on your personal preference and the type of bathroom you are aiming to create.

Some tile designs will only be available in particular designs. This can also effect your decision.

Gloss tiles

Gloss tiles are bright, shiny and often smooth. There isn’t really much choice for texture with gloss tiles, because of the style of the finish.

The reflective nature of gloss tiles help to brighten up any bathroom. They reflect whatever light is available and make the space look lighter and more airy. This can also have the effect of making a small bathroom feel bigger.

In addition, bathroom wall tiles with a gloss finish are easy to wipe clean. This makes them a great choice for a family bathroom where toothpaste and soap stains might make it onto the wall tiles.

Matt tiles

Matt tiles are lacking the bright and shiny appeal of gloss tiles, but they have their own advantages. Matt tiles are available in a range of textures. This makes them perfect for creating a tactile and interesting bathroom.

In addition, the less reflective surface can help your bathroom feel relaxing and calm. However, it will most likely feel darker than a bathroom that has gloss wall tiles.

Also, matt tiles need less maintenance than gloss tiles. While gloss tiles will show up dirt and stains, matt tiles are a lot more resilient. This means they don’t need to be cleaned as often. As a result, your bathroom will look newer, for longer.

In summary

Whether it’s gloss or matt bathroom wall tiles, you will be making a personal decision. There are advantages and disadvantages to both finishes. Why not take a look at our range of bathroom wall tiles today, here at Tiles 2 Go.