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How to decide on Tiles for BathroomBy Smitha Jose
Bathroom Interiors Tweet 1 Comment(s)
Bathroom is that space of your room for which choosing tiles may seem like a real task. At the same time, it also gives you the freedom to go for any style and look you wish to go with (being one of the private spaces you have at home). This freedom and restriction at the same time is a blessing and a curse. Let us try to understand what our bathroom demands and how we can provide them in the best of styles.
1. Separate the wet and dry areas:
Wet area includes the area around shower and the commode. Before tiling any area in the bathroom it is recommended to waterproof the area with a waterproofing kit as no water proof area is 100 percent water proof. Non polished tiles are what suit the best for a wet area (even if you have to compromise a bit on the look).
2. Size of the tiles:
Most of us have a small bathroom (atleast smaller than what we want it to be). With a small bathroom, we often hesitate to go with large tiles (60cm *30cm) which need to be cut in between. But, in reality, if we position them correctly, we can minimize the cuts and grouts, restraining them to the corners. Moreover, small tiles (10cm*10cm) with so many joins will make the bathroom look even smaller.
3. How to combine:
Most of the times, our pocket does not allow us to buy what we love. But that does not mean you should keep your bathroom pale and boring. Such restrains, at times, bring out the best of combinations. On the walls you can go for pure white wall tiles. To give it an interesting twist, in the middle, pair them up with bright mosaic tiles that give a contrasting look.
4. Some recommended options:
Natural stone tiles (slate, travertine or marbles) are an evergreen option for tiling bathroom floors. The look and the texture are comforting to the feet. The only downside of using natural stones is that they demand high maintenance and regular sealing for durability. Being more porous than other tiles, they easily accumulate dirt and get slippery.
Glass tiles are another option people now love to go with, for bathrooms. While these are surely one of the best in looks, having them as floors will prove costly in terms of maintenance. Instead these can be used on the walls which get less messier than the floors.
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