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Tiles Buyer's Guide

Tiles are the perfect way to finish your bathroom. By design, they’re the best way to protect your walls and floors from water damage. If you’re wondering what style of tile is right for your ensuite, or what tile material is durable and requires minimal maintenance, then we’ve got all the advice you need in our tiles buyer’s guide!

I want to tile my bathroom... where do I start?

The resilience and beauty of tiles make them a natural addition to any well-designed, stylish bathroom. They are one of the easiest ways to create a distinctive style in your bathroom, and, owing to their water resistant nature, are a durable option that will last for years. Tiles are also incredibly versatile, so even if you don’t have deep pockets, you can still create a truly unique design.

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Ceramic, stone, porcelain or glass?

One of the first decisions you will need to make before undertaking a bathroom tiling project is which type of tile you prefer. Tiles have come a long way over the years, especially as we’re no longer regulated by the limitations faced by earlier generations. However, only some materials are suitable for bathrooms because of the heat and moisture generated in bathrooms. Generally speaking, the best tile options for this room are stone, porcelain, glass or ceramic tiles.

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Pastel or vivid colours?

Colour is an important part of designing any room. Bathrooms, which are often smaller than the other rooms in a home and yet still meant to evoke certain sensations, are particularly susceptible to the use of colour.  

 

 

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Single-coloured, patterned or mosaic tiles?

Bathroom tiles are very diverse, so you can choose between a variety of colours and types, and each one offers a unique look and a different level of maintenance. You can choose between a myriad of single-coloured bathroom tiles, or go for a vibrant, patterned tile that will transform your space. 

 

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Matt or gloss?

There are so many decisions you will need to make when selecting the right tiles for your bathroom. Colour, size, composition and shape are obvious factors to consider, but an often overlooked factor is the importance of the matt or gloss finish. This small but significant factor can make a big difference to the feel and maintenance of your bathroom.  

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Modern or traditional?

Bathrooms are one of the most important rooms in your home, which is why they need to feel clean and comfortable at all times without feeling sterile. It can be a tough balance to achieve but choosing an overall mood, such as modern or traditional, will help to steer all of your design choices. Whichever you prefer, it will help to ensure that your bathroom is never clinical or worse, mundane.  

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I want to know everything about... floor tiles

Most bathrooms have tiles on the floors at the very least, as tiles are the best flooring option available for bath and shower rooms. Carpets, wooden floors and even linoleum simply do not stand up the pressure (or rather the moisture) of bathrooms.  

 

 

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I want to know everything about... wall tiles

Tiles play an important role in the design of your bathroom, but choosing the right tiles for your wall does not need to be a difficult process. There are many different decisions to make before you order your bathroom wall tiles. Fortunately, you have plenty of options to create a truly incredible, bespoke bathroom.  

 

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I want to know everything about... SplashPanels

Every bathroom design is different: some are elegant and ornate, others clean and simple.  The style and design you go for is one of many decisions to make. When it comes to bathroom design, there are many choices to make and this is especially true when it comes to tiling your space. Indeed, you may even want to consider skipping the tiling in certain areas and employing SplashPanels instead.  

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What tiles should I use for a small bathroom?

Bathrooms aren’t usually the largest space in the house and small bathrooms are pretty much the norm in the UK. However, just because you’re limited on space, doesn’t mean you should resign yourself to have a cramped bathroom. With a few design tricks and a little help from your tiles, you can open up the space creating a light, airy bathroom. 

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