Stunning Spaces: How Can Bathroom Tile Be Used to Transform Your Bathroom?
Choosing the right bathroom tile can completely transform your space. But it’s not just about the type of tile that you use. While that is important, you also need to consider where to lay the tile in your bathroom. Should you tile the floor only? The floor and the walls? Inside the shower? There are a lot of factors to consider, but making the right choice for your space can transform an average bathroom into the spa-like retreat of your dreams!
Why Use Bathroom Tile?
Using tile in your bathroom is an excellent choice. There are many benefits to using tile to complete your space, which include:
- Simple maintenance
- Easy cleaning
- Temperature retention
- Reasonable pricing
- A waterproof finish
Tile is the most popular option for bathrooms because it’s so easy to maintain and because it’s cost-effective. It also keeps your bathroom in ideal condition by doing away with excessive moisture.
Where to Use Bathroom Tile
Once you’ve decided that you want to use tile in your bathroom, you can think through how tile can transform the space into something beautiful and unique. Here are some things to think about when you’re deciding where to put the tile in your bathroom:
Prefabricated Showers vs. Tiled Shower
Your shower is the centerpiece of your bathroom, so deciding whether to use a prefabricated shower or a tiled one is a big decision. Prefab showers are factory-made and often use acrylic or fiberglass material. While prefab shower kits are easy to clean and maintain, they are generally only available in white or neutral colors, which can leave your bathroom looking a little plain.
Custom tile showers are also a popular option, and they can be an amazing way to elevate your bathroom’s aesthetic. Tile is a perfect option when you want to create a fabulous master bathroom, as you can easily mix and match patterns to create a custom-tailored look.
You can tile the walls and floor of your shower or choose to mix a prefab floor with a tiled wall. You can even use eye-catching tiles with metallic accents or texture to create beautiful recessed shelves or a flowing line of color down the side of your shower.
Tiling the Walls and the Floors
Transforming your bathroom with tile can be even more impactful if you tile the walls and the floor. Fully tiled bathrooms will cost a little more because of the materials, but the final aesthetic is incredible. Fully tiled bathrooms often appear to be larger because of the way the light bounces off of them. They can also help to seal out moisture and make clean-up easier.
If you go for a neutral color on the walls, you can use a busier pattern on the floors. Alternatively, you can keep things simple, but tie in color with an accent in a complementary color or pattern running along the wall to complement your decor.
Tiling the Floors Only
Finally, you might want to have tiled floors, but no tile on your walls. Tiling your floors makes them easy to clean. You also won’t have to worry about moisture quite as much, which makes this option a perfect fit for the kids’ bathroom, where splashing tends to happen the most. Tiling the floor allows you to enjoy painted walls. Alternatively, you can pair it with moisture-resistant wallpaper in smaller bathrooms, like a guest bathroom or powder room.
We Can Help Transform Your Bathroom
Atlas Marble & Tile offers a wide selection of porcelain, ceramic, and marble tiles, along with one of the largest showrooms in Maryland. No matter if you are working with an installer or DIYing your own bathroom, we are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about the best places to use tile in your home!