Considerations for stone effect bathroom floor tiles


Neutral tiling has become popular in bathrooms over recent years. With a spa like feel, natural stone tiling can create a relaxing feel, and be incredibly stylish. However, natural stone is difficult to maintain and work with in an environment that is often wet or damp, like a bathroom. As a result, stone effect tiles can be the perfect choice. Unlike natural stone, you won’t need to seal them repeatedly, and there is no maintenance required. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we think stone effect tiles are a fantastic option, as long as you choose the right ones for your style and design. As a result, we have produced this guide to choosing the right stone effect floor tiles for your bathroom.

What are the important considerations for stone effect bathroom floor tiles?

So, how can you be sure to choose the right tiles for your bathroom? Well, there are a couple of things to consider, including:

  • The style of your bathroom
  • The shape of the tiles
  • The shower enclosure

The style of your bathroom

If you have a contemporary bathroom, you will need to choose tiles, and a tiling layout that reflects this design choice. Hexagonal shaped stone effect tiles can bring an ultra-contemporary feel to any room, as can large format stone effect tiles. For a traditional bathroom, you could consider using a more intricate tiling layout, like the herringbone or basket weave.

The shape of the tiles

Rectangular or square, large format stone effect tiles can be effective in the bathroom. They will add to the natural or neutral theme of the bathroom and help your bathroom style to feel authentic. Triangular, pentagonal, and hexagonal tiles can also be a good fit too.

The shower enclosure

In the shower enclosure, stone effect floor tiles can be a great way to add character to your bathroom. And once they have been initially sealed, there shouldn’t be any need for maintenance or re-sealing. This makes them a lot more practical than natural stone tiles.

If you are ready to begin your new tiling project, take a look at what we have to offer, online and in store, here at Tiles 2 Go.