Tile Ideas for your Bathroom Remodel

Of course a bathroom remodel offers cosmetic appeal that can function in a manner where you feel you have stepped away into a private getaway.   But one topic that can take on a life of its own is the selection of tiles.  There are so many different styles, colors, and different ways tile may be used.

An Apparent Intimidation Selecting Bathroom Tile

The sheer volume of selections can be intimidating.  Obviously selecting solid or mixed colors can be a challenge by itself.  It is hard to tell which is easier, selecting colors and patterns, or deciding the material types.  All in all, the combination of all the variables can overwhelm some.  You need to approach this not from a daunting task perspective, but rather an opportunity to find just the right options that will fit within your desires for years to come. 

Bathroom remodeling projects can take many weeks to months to complete depending on the scope and materials.  You can enjoy seeing your dreams coming true by understanding all the options available for bathroom tiles without getting agitated.

How Much will you Spend on your Tiling?

There are just so many options to consider so you want to aware of your budget to meet your tastes.  Of course you do not want to such an unreasonable budget that you are not able to get the first level of quality in your selections.  A great analogy is looking for a rope bracelet for a loved one.  The same exact style can be purchased in silver, titanium and gold.  And simply selecting gold does not stop there since you can get gold plated, 14K gold or 18K gold.  The decisions on these permutations of a bracelet are the same when it comes to selecting Bathroom Tiling.  The look may be similar, but the quality is different.   Simply remembering this will allow you to better focus on your dreams matching your investment dollars. 

Create any Atmosphere with Different Materials

When thinking of new tiles, you will be introduced to different groupings based on the quality.  While the terminology may slightly vary based on where you looking to purchase, the principle is broken down into various selections for the floor, possibly backsplash and the shower walls too.   Among the many choices are:

  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Marble
  • Mosaic
  • Limestone
  • Glass
  • Stone
  • Slate
  • Wood
  • And a few more

Of course there is the desire to create a beautiful bathroom.  However, the design of your bathroom has restrictions due to the need to deal with plenty of water and the ability to clean it to get rid of germs and bacteria that accumulates in the bathroom. 

This goes back to the reference on budget where you need to decide up front on the amount of money to be invested in your bathroom tiling and then begin to learn the cabinet options within your budget.

Material Types have so many Pros and Cons

Unfortunately there is just too many considerations to cover every possibility here.  For example, stone tiles have become popular, made from granite, limestone and marble.  The textures vary from cleft, etched, sandblasted and tumbled.  There are many colors to select from too.  The trade-off is that stone tiles are expensive and they generally request more cleaning.

Marble tile can be highly polished and be patterned or veined.  You will rarely not hear someone say how beautiful marble tiling is.  But this too is an expensive option and can be vulnerable to scratches and stains.

Tile options in Marble for Bathroom Shower

There is No Limit to where Bathroom Tiles can be used

A simpler tile for bathroom wall design plays a supporting role in the shower. The larger tile size ensures the running bond design doesn’t look too busy. And a smaller tile size can add a level of modern sophistication to the room.

Tile options in Marble for Bathroom Shower

Mixing Styles to Complement One Another

Selecting a bathroom tile style and its placement sometimes has more than meets the eye.  Using this next image as an example, notice how the tiling on the shower walls extends to not only the floor of the main room, but it is also above the vanity area too.  The pattern compliments the vanity countertop.  Look even closer and you will see the smaller size tiles in the bathroom shower to define the space.  There are three patterns here that are all complimenting one another.

Marble tile in Bathroom Shower compliments the vanity walls

Color Choice Mix and Match can be Overwhelming

Just when you have your budget in order, and idea of material type and style type you like, you can then be met with the mountain of color options to consider.  In some cases you may easily think of a light color or dark color, but there can be more to it when deciding on the design of your current and future bathroom.   You want your tile choices to bring out the best of your room and not having a trained eye to guide you may lose the opportunity to select one or more colors wisely.  How many tile colors and patterns do you see in this next picture?  You need to look closely to appreciate the effort that went into this design.

Different color tiles in the Bathroom Shower

Small and Large Tiles have their Place

The size of the tiles should not be determined by bathroom size.  Any room can benefit from larger tiles, especially because there will be fewer grout lines to reduce the clutter.  But smaller tiles can add cosmetic appeal to any bathroom too.

Different tile sizes in the Bathroom

The Grout Balances the Tile

White grout used to be the first and simple option when installing new bathroom tiles.  Yes, it is great for a nice clean look, but color grouts can hide dirt for years to come.  Also, complementing grout color with the tile colors can make the patterns blend or stand out. 

Pros vs Cons can be Viewed through a Different Lens

There are so many factors to consider when selecting Bathroom Tiles and Elite Kitchen & Bath is here to help.   Rather than looking at all the bathroom tile options from a Pro vs Con perspective, we prefer to look at it as What Is Right For You.  Of course everything can be viewed from Positive to Negative, but we are here to have you enjoy learning about your options.   We believe in a single-source solution for remodeling. Elite Kitchen & Bath uses a design-build process. This means the homeowner has a True Turnkey Remodeling Experience for everything from design, material selections, project management, and construction all under one roof.  Homeowners appreciate there is one company that’s accountable for everything from start through completion.

Bathroom Remodel with Ceramic Tile

No Project Too Big or Small

Sometimes it is hard to appreciate the many options that fall under the bathroom remodeling category.  Whether it is a simple topic or more complex topic such as making tile, countertop, cabinet and shower selections, we can assist you on every decision.  So from super easy to more complex, from the ceiling to the floor, our mission is to provide the finest bathroom remodeling services to our clients.

Sharing Customer Reviews is even More Important to Us

Of course we appreciate written reviews such as those found on our Google My Business profile.  But having professional customer reviews allows you to appreciate how we look at our clients, from the project detail to the client’s satisfaction.   Everyone wants to say they have happy customers, but we like to directly introduce you to them for new customers to appreciate the extra value that we provide. 

Professionalism First, Remodeler Second

Don’t waste your money on perceived savings when you can invest a little more working with a professional business.  Contact Elite Kitchen & Bath to find out for yourself how we have built a reputation for the timeliness, trust, and quality that sets a new standard in bathroom remodeling for the Santa Barbara, Ventura & the Santa Ynes Valley.  We know you will enjoy visiting our Showroom to select the Bathroom Tiles meant for you!

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