Bathroom tiles are any variety of hard wearing material that are made of either ceramic, metal, stone, or glass. When it comes to adding flair and a personalized touch to your bathroom nothing is better than tile. They offer more detail and customization than any other option out there, and they can range from simple square tiles to complex mosaics.
Tiles are becoming more and more popular for bathroom renovation. The market for tiles is expected to expand by 15% by the year 2011, and consequently, tile shops are popping up almost every day. What that means for the home owner is options. Regardless of the budget or tastes, there is a tile combination out there for any sized renovation.
Perhaps the biggest advantage of tile is its potential for design. With its varied colored schemes and patterns, it allows for creative ideas to find limitless expression. Mosaic tiles are especially popular as they allow for designs that can be customized to meet any application. From murals to business emblems, the right ideas can turn your bathroom into a work of art.
The shapes of tiles are also limitless. You can find tiles in the shapes of diamonds, squares, rectangles, hexagons, octagons, and even find pieces that are thin and small enough for the most intricate design ideas. Ceramic tiles can also be customized by how they’re polished. You can request a glossy, matte, or rustic look depending on your tastes.
The size of the tiles you choose can influence the spacial aspects of your bathroom as well. If you have a small bathroom, big tiles give the appearance of more space. If you have a large bathroom, small tiles arranged in unique patterns can close up the space and give the bathroom a cozier atmosphere. The best thing about tiles is that they are not limited to flooring. A bathroom whose floor seems to expand onto the wall gives the room a rounded feel, adding depth and softness to an otherwise claustrophobic atmosphere.
Tiles also offer advantages of functionality that other types of materials just can’t match. Ceramic and marble tiles are often used for flooring because they are durable and resistant to dampness. In this way, tiles increase the life of the home because it doesn’t allow water to penetrate beneath it to the wooden infrastructure below.
Lastly, the individual tiles of the walls and flooring are easy to replace if they crack or become stained, and standard tile can be upgraded to glazed and/or slip resistant surfaces for added safety and longevity.
Though tiles are a beautiful option for your bathroom, installing them yourself can be difficult and time consuming. Small mistakes can add up to major blunders, and potentially damage the beauty and value of your new renovation. If you would like some professional assistance before moving forward with your bathroom tile ideas, call us at (818) 878-8588 and gain immediate access to a bathroom tiles specialist and receive a free, no-obligation estimate for your bathroom remodel.