There are literally thousands of tile shapes, colors, sizes and design options when it comes to choosing the right tile for your bathroom. Making the right tile selections can be an overwhelming task indeed. There are some rules of thumb that can come in handy in helping make your bathroom tile selection a little less daunting. Chips, Tub & Tile Refinishing is here to share some guidelines that you may find helpful in the process of choosing the right tile for your bathroom.
Choose Your Must Have Bathroom Tile First
Usually when you are making plans for your new bathroom, most people have a vision of what they want it to look like when the project is complete. In that design, you likely have a tile that you most definitely want incorporated into this design. This is the perfect starting point. Whatever that dreamy tile may be, choose it first and you can build on the project from there.
Don’t Choose More than Three Different Tiles for Your Bathroom
When it comes to your bathroom design, typically, you will choose a floor tile, wall tile and accent tile. When you get too many different tiles working in one space, the design can feel overwhelming or make the space feel small. Now that you have chosen your “must have” tile, you can build from there. If the must have tile is plain, you may want to choose a colorful accent tile to correspond with it. If you have chosen a “must have” tile that is extremely busy with color, choose one of the colors out of that tile and make some more neutral choices that will look nice with it.
Use One Unique Show Stopper Tile
We have all seen them; you walk into a bathroom and instantly notice there is a tile that stands out from the rest. Don’t choose too many tiles that are bright and colorful. Bathrooms look more elegant when you select one show stopper and choose other tiles that are neutral and do nothing but compliment that show stopper.
Consider the Maintenance of Your Tile
It’s easy to get caught up in the process and beauty of selecting tile for your bathroom. You may fall in love with a tile, but don’t realize it is going to be awful to keep clean. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are a common choice because they are incredible easy to clean and keep clean. Tile made from natural stone is more difficult and porous. The tile that is most porous will be the most work to keep beautiful. If you are fine with the high maintenance tile, so be it, but you need to consider it and be prepared for it.
Ceramic Tile Refinishing
Ceramic tile refinishing involves specialized equipment, primers, bonding agents, top coats and clear finishes. The differences between painting versus refinishing tile are durability, longevity and surface gloss. Ceramic tiles that are painted with simple spray enamels or with rolled-on epoxy will never look as good as professionally refinished tile. They will also not last as long as professionally refinished tile.
Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Refinishing & More in Irving, Plano, Garland, Mesquite, Arlington & Greater Dallas, Texas
No matter what tile has been chosen for your bathroom, over time, there may be some discoloration that has taken place. In this case, you can count on the experts at Chips, Tub & Tile Refinishing to solve the problem. We offer tile refinishing to keep your tile beautiful no matter how old it is. Call us today!