Bathroom floor tiles are becoming increasingly popular and ornate. Not only are there a wider variety of designs and patterns, there are more tile materials to choose from. This may seem like an unimportant detail to some, as long as the fixtures work and nothing is leaking then no changes need to be made. However, recent trends are proving that updating the bathroom is one of the most valuable renovations you can make in your home. Trust me, it’s right up there with kitchen renovations, because it will improve the resale value of your home.
Bathrooms today serve as a retreat from life; a serene place to wash away your stress. If you are looking to update your bathroom, one area you need to consider in your new design is the flooring. Bathroom floor tiles are readily available in various materials, styles, designs and colors so you have a few choices in front of you. Get some inspiration from our bathroom floor tile ideas and to upgrade and improve your bathroom’s aesthetic appeal and durability!
Why Choose Tiles?
Many people are now choosing bathroom floor tiles to accentuate their private retreats and there’s no reasons why they should not. Tiled flooring is a durable option for your bathroom flooring and, for the most part, does not require any special care. A mild soap and a mop will clean a tile surface just fine. Tile is also not known for staining easily.
While tiles are durable, if one or more of them breaks or gets damaged, the damaged area can easily be removed and replaced with new tiles without having to redo the entire floor.
Types of Floor Tiles
Not only do you have an extensive variety in shapes, textures and styles, you also have the flexibility of choosing different types of tiles. The six most common types of tile flooring are:
Ceramic – Is the most popular type of flooring material and offers greater durability than other tile materials. Not only is it fireproof, but it is also moisture resistant, stain resistant, abrasion resistant, chemical resistant and slip resistant. It is also fairly easy to maintain and recommended for washrooms.
Porcelain – These tiles are denser and harder than many ceramic tiles and offer high resistance to stains, moisture, scratches, harsh chemicals and stains. Porcelain tiles are naturally aesthetically pleasing and come in a wide range of colors and textures. They are also fairly easy to maintain and can be cleaned using a damp mop.
Glass – Available in a wide range of colors and textures, they can be customized easily as well. Glass tiles are popular bathroom flooring and wall materials and offer a glossy, smooth finish for visual appeal. They are extremely watertight, weatherproof and offer durability of up to 10 years with regular maintenance.
Stone – Offering a timeless look and unique appeal with affordability. While stone tiles can get scratched, it is easy to re-polish them to maintain their shiny appearance. They do require regular cleaning and resealing and have a fairly high installation cost.
Pebble – Exotic, eco friendly and appealing, pebble tiles are highly durable and offer a spa like feel in bathrooms. They are also highly durable and resistant to damage, heat, moisture and water intrusions
Mosaic – Mosaic tile is highly resistant to mildew, moisture and stains. Mosaic is also fairly easy to clean as dust and dirt is clearly visible. Mosaic tiles offer a long term solution to your bathroom flooring.
Current Tile Floor Design Trends
Homeowners are now focusing on improving their standards of living by making their bathrooms more serene and attractive using tiled flooring. In recent years, there has been an upsurge in pebble and mosaic bathroom floor tiles as they embody a ‘retreat’ or ‘spa-like’ feel in the bathroom environment.
Incorporating home décor in washrooms has also become popular in recent years. For instance, if you have tropical décor in your home, you can choose off-white ceramic tiles with floral or nautical patterns in your bathrooms. Similarly, if you have western décor in your home, you can choose bathroom floor tiles in wooden texture and patterns to compliment the theme.
We spend a generous amount of our time in our bathrooms. Consider creating an attractive tile floor design to improve durability and cleanability of the floor while making your bathroom more appealing to be in.
At Five Star Bath Solutions we know how important it is that your bathroom is both beautiful and functional. We help you choose the best and most beautiful solutions for your bathroom design needs and go above and beyond to give you the high quality service you expect. We have many locations to serve you. Request your free estimate today!