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How To Choose The Bathroom Tile That Is Right For My Home
If you are designing or remodeling a bathroom in your home, there are many options when it comes to bathroom tile. There are more varieties than ever before, so finding something that complements your style and taste is just a matter of doing some research.
Types of Tile
Tile is perfectly suited for use in the bathroom. It is durable, easy to clean, impervious to moisture, and offers a lot of versatility when it comes to designing. The types of tile are generally glass, stone, porcelain and ceramic. Each has different properties from an aesthetic and functional point of view that you will want to consider, and each come in many variations of color and texture.
Glass tile is typically more expensive than porcelain or ceramic, but you may not need to cover your whole wall with it. Consider using smaller patches of it as a contemporary accent to other kinds of tile. Stone tile is natural and organic looking. Ceramic tile comes in dozens of styles and is relatively inexpensive. Porcelain is a high quality tile that tends to be a little more expensive, but its glossy finish adds a nice touch to any bathroom.
When choosing a color for your tile, consider the different aspects of your bathroom. For instance, if it is rather small, you can expand the sense of space by choosing lighter colors. And conversely, if the bathroom is large and well lit, you can add a sense of intimacy by using darker, warmer colors. Of course too there is your own personal taste and preferences when choosing colors, as well as the design and mood of the rest of your house.
One nice feature of bathroom tile is that it can be combined in very creative ways. For example you could mix glass tile with some stone tile for a very modern look. You can also combine different sizes of tile in a way that makes an interesting pattern on the wall or floor. This can be especially effective for flooring to add interest and a unique design element. Colors can be combined to give visual interest as well.
There are lots of ways to get inspiration when choosing bathroom tile for your home. Decorator and home magazines are full of great ideas. Keep a file of examples of designs you like for reference as you shop for bathroom tile. Many online sites will offer glimpses of designer bathrooms that you can use to help you decide on colors and textures. And don’t forget real life too–many nice restaurants and hotels will feature well designed bathrooms that you can use as inspiration. Snap a few pictures and add them to your file.
Bathroom tile is a great choice for your home because it is functional, durable and looks great. It’s a nice way to add value to your home as well as enjoyment. It will be beautiful but also easy to clean and maintain. So go get inspired and start planning your bathroom project today.
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