Bathroom Tile Designs

Common Tile Design Applications

Bathroom tile designs express your creativity and style with various colors, sizes, shapes, and patterns. Tile is a popular product used to enhance the beauty of your bathroom due to its high durability, attractiveness, and low maintenance.

Another reason why tile is so popular besides its wide variety of sizes, colors, and pattern possibilities is the various textures of tile. For bathroom applications, you may want to ask for professional advice on whether the tile of choice will work well in high traffic and moisture areas of your home.

Some popular applications for creating unique bathroom tile designs are found in:

Yet, your imagination is your only limit to creating a unique bathroom design.

How to Create a Great Tile Design

We feel the most important thing in creating that perfect tile design is unleashing your imagination. If you have a tile showroom in your area, this may be the best place to have professional advice paired with various tile options.

Having several styles, colors, sizes, and shapes of tile in one location is favorable to you finding that perfect pattern. Just as important, finding someone creative and knowledgeable in tile is also in your favor. Another set of eyes and opinions always helps to evaluate your own choices.

Some common tile sizes range from one inch square up to twenty inches square. You may also commonly find rectangular shaped tile that also varies in different dimensions. Other shapes, maybe not as common, can be found depending on your selected source. Such uncommon shapes may be octagon, triangular, or round shaped tile pieces.

In addition, there are a variety of tile pieces that are used as borders, end caps, corners, edges, and other finishing applications. These finishing pieces can act as dividers between tile patterns or the start or finish edge of a tile pattern on another type of wall material.

Tiles can be laid in a straight checkerboard pattern, very possibly the most common application. Other patterns can be diagonal, or diamond shaped pattern. Practice laying tile in different patterns on the floor until a pattern gets your attention.

Laying tile in a brick pattern is another idea. This staggering affect is a good effect, but you will most likely have to lay tile out in that pattern. This is important to see how the pattern works in comparison of your other bathroom tile designs.

One important factor to consider is knowing the application that you want to use in your tile designs. Consider what type of pieces will be needed. Some important questions to ask are:

  • What colors do I want to work with: blues, browns, grays...

  • Do I want porcelain or ceramic tile

  • How many sizes and shapes do I want to use

  • What do I want to use as a border or divider

  • Where do I want to make a tile design: floor, wall, or shower

Design Tip: During any new construction or remodeling project, do not throw away any tile that you might have obtained as samples, tile that is broken, or tile that is considered waste material. These very same pieces may contribute to creating a beautiful accent design on your bathroom floor, walls, or counter top.

A good tile setting professional can give you some great advice on how to create a beautiful tile pattern using these very same pieces. After the project has been totally completed, consider saving any of the pieces that you feel may need future replacement, especially if the color or texture would be difficult to find at a later date.

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