Tile is used in nearly every bathroom for a few different reasons. The main reason is because there are a sink, toilet, and shower or bath in most bathrooms, which means water and lots of it. Most flooring types are ruined quickly when in constant contact with water, and tile’s durable properties make it the best option for any bathroom. Styles are constantly evolving inside and outside the home, and the bathroom style trends have taken tile to the walls.
Tile is now being used as a focal point for great sink backsplashes, half way up normal walls, and of course inside glass showers. There are, of course, different types of tile that look best for each part of the bathroom. There are tons of different materials, textures, colors, shapes and sizes of tile. For the purposes of our bathroom remodel article, we will examine just a couple of these options.
What size tile should you use where?
The size and location of the tile you choose can make a huge impact on the way your bathroom looks. Small tiles and large tiles both have some distinct advantages and disadvantages.
Smaller tiles are great for sink backsplashes and can help to tie in the color scheme of the entire bathroom. Many modern bathrooms will use a section of small tiles, incorporating all colors of the palette to complete the look of a room. The small, more detailed tile also lends a refined, upscale look to a backsplash. Most sinks are accentuated by a large mirror, which can be framed with a small tile design to incorporate the mirror into the overall bathroom design.
A couple of other commonly used areas for small tile are designs for shower and bathtub walls to break up the monotony of larger tiles, and also to line bathroom walls. One of the best ways to create a high-end look for your bathroom is to use a great small tile design halfway up the walls. This gives a fancy look and feel to the walls that cannot be achieved by any wallpaper or paint technique.
Large tile is the “old faithful” of the bathroom world, and like most classics it does not go out of style. However, many modern bathrooms are switching to larger than standard tile (over 12 inches) in order to differentiate from the norm.
These tiles are used to cover not only the bathroom floors, but also the entire walls and showers in some cases. This creates a dramatic, over the top look that you will never get tired of looking at.
Also, using large tiles with a glass shower enclosure creates an elegant and romantic look, while making the bathroom feel more open and spacious.
As you can see the size, color, and location of the tile can dramatically impact the look of your bathroom. When considering a bathroom remodel project in Phoenix, you must take into account all of the options. If you need help with this daunting decision, or feel overwhelmed, then you can check out the bathroom remodel showroom that Sunset Tile has in Glendale, AZ.