Porcelain bathroom tiles are impervious to water and hard-wearing. Plus, they come in a massive array of sizes, colours, and textures, so you have endless design possibilities. The tiles you choose can even help to make your bathroom seem bigger. Here are several tips that may suit your compact bathroom renovation.
To visually expand the room, choose large rather than tiny tiles. You'll need fewer bigger tiles to cover the surfaces, which will give the illusion of more space. For example, you could use large square tiles on the floor and then use rectangular tiles on the walls. Repeating the measurement on one side of the square and oblong tiles will unify them. If you want the ceiling to appear higher, face the oblong wall tiles upwards.
You can still indulge in mosaic designs but use them for a limited accent area, such as the back wall of the shower. Alternatively, create a vertical strip of accent tiles from floor to ceiling on one wall. This will visually push the ceiling upwards. Just stick with large, simple tiles on the other surfaces, so the decor isn't overly busy and cluttered.
The tile's colour is also crucial in a compact bathroom. White or light-coloured tiles will give the area a sense of openness. Pale blues, greens, and greys will add a soft touch of colour while maintaining the airy aesthetic. If you want to add a darker colour, use it on the flooring. It will create a sense of dimension.
With neutrally coloured tiles, you can add interest by installing a feature area of textured tiles with ribbing or wave contours. A soft, uniform colour will keep the effect muted rather than overpowering.
One constant of bathrooms is that they have multiple hard surfaces to cope with the moisture of these areas. This can leave the room with a cold ambience. If you want to give your space a warmer look, install timber-look porcelain tiles. They come in plank shapes to give the impression of wooden floorboards. Or you could use rectangular tiles for a stylish herringbone feature wall panel.
Choose pale-toned faux-timber tiles that won't oppress the airiness you're trying to generate. These tiles use photographic technology to emulate the look of different wood species, so you have a lot of tonal choices, ranging from pale blondes to dark walnuts. And they give a stunning and realistic impression of actual timber.