No bathroom is complete without the perfect tile. But what exactly constitutes the perfect tile? The answer is different for every homeowner. Some prefer a more subtle look, while others want to go all out with an eye-popping pattern.
Fortunately, when it comes to choosing bathroom tile, there’s rarely a wrong answer. It is all about what works for you. So long as your tile is strong, durable, and water-resistant, the rest is up to personal taste!
Today, we are going to take a look at some of our favorite popular tile styles and designs. There’s something out there for everyone, so hopefully, you’ll be inspired by this collection. Let’s get to it!
Tile Patterns and Prints
Who said patterns are just for your walls? Introducing patterned tiles into your bathroom is a fun way to give your space a pop of visual appeal. Choose a classic pattern for timeless elegance, or if your style is more eclectic, go for something a little edgier.
Patterned tiles are available in designs ranging from pretty florals to angular graphic prints. The available designs vary greatly depending on the tile vendor, which means that you are bound to find the perfect print for your bathroom.
Does the night sky inspire you? You can put it on your floor. There’s something quite regal about the starburst patterned tile, and no two designs are exactly alike. From poppy Art Deco styles and ziggurat patterns to delicate flowers, fleur-de-lis prints, and Celtic knot designs, there is no shortage of choices for the artistically-inclined homeowner.
Timeless, All-Over Appeal
Tiles don’t have to be reserved for the floor, shower, or backsplash. Why not give your bathroom a head-to-toe tile makeover? Simple, neutral tiles can make your bathroom look clean, sophisticated, and cohesive.
For an all-over look that utilizes the same tile throughout, why not try classic white subway tile? There’s a reason that subway tiles have had such lasting power over the past 100 years. Their neat lines and familiar layout never seem to go out of style, making them ideal candidates for a floor-to-ceiling bathroom tile look.
Change it up by using different sized tiles in the same style, or by using one technique on the walls and another on the floors. The aforementioned white subway tiles on the walls look beautiful paired with an elegant black-and-white geometric print on the floor. But don’t limit your imagination—an understated tile pairs well with just about anything!
Classic Styling – With a Twist
Just because a tile is simple doesn’t mean it’s going to be boring. If printed tiles aren’t your thing, but you’re looking for that little extra something-something, try using patterns in a different way. Take a classic tile, and lay it in an irregular pattern for a modern twist on a timeless look.
Tiles can be laid in a surprising number of ways! You may be familiar with traditional patterns like the stack bond or running bond pattern—we’re looking at you, subway tiles! But it turns out there’s a vast array of options beyond these classic looks.
Basketweave, herringbone, chevron, and windmill patterns bring a touch of whimsy to your bathroom. What’s even better is that most of these designs can be accomplished without having to order two different kinds of tiles. All it needs is a bit of reshaping, and you’re done.
Don’t Be a Square
Square and rectangular tiles are great and all, but granted, they are not for everyone. For the homeowner that wants to go a little outside the box, try a non-traditional tile shape.
Consider geometric tile, for example. Hexagonal and diamond-shaped tiles are clean, modern, and dynamic choices for any bathroom. And no, a diamond tile isn’t just a square rotated on its side – they are more angled than its symmetrical counterpart, closer to a rhombus than a square. These look great in an allover pattern or styled as a mosaic. Speaking of which, mosaic floors made out of diamond-shaped tiles are an art form unto themselves.
Did any of these bathroom tile tips pique your interest? If you are feeling inspired to make a change in your bathroom, Foley Companies is your go-to for home renovation projects in Northern Virginia. Connect with us today, and let’s get started.