One of the most important areas to get right on a bathroom renovation project are the floor tiles. When looking at bathroom tiles, Melbourne residents will notice that there are a number of different materials available. This is also true for floors and bathroom tile; ideas will come flooding thick and fast when you see what is available. A bathroom floor tile must be able to resist humid and wet conditions yet be stylish and easy to clean. Here are three great choices of bathroom floor tiles that will perform well and look fantastic.
1. Porcelain Tiles
These are a classic choice for bathrooms all over the world, for good reason. Porcelain tiles are very durable, easy to install and if you pick a tile that is glazed they don’t require sealing, making them maintenance free. Another key reason for choosing this material is that since they are the industry standard, there are many different designs and styles available. The introduction of digital artwork technology in the tile industry is now so advanced you can have realistic simulations of materials, such as polished concrete, natural stone, and timber flooring.
2. Handmade Tiles
For those people that want to express their own unique vision on a bathroom renovation perhaps handmade tiles are the way to go. They are certainly unique, but as the name would suggest you can expect to pay more money for a bespoke, unique floor tile. The results have a human quality to them that cannot be copied by a tile made in a factory. If you value subtle imperfections, slight tonal variations, and richer colours, handmade tiles are hard to beat. A downside to this choice (aside from the cost) is that damaged tiles cannot be sourced and simply replaced.
3. Natural Stone Tiles
For many people seeking bathroom tile design ideas, natural stone tiles are at the top of their list. There is a special quality that is imparted to a bathroom that has a natural stone tile floor. The natural patterns, veining and colour variations lend a distinct luxurious quality. However, there are some key points to bear in mind before laying a single natural stone tile. Firstly, it is important to note that natural stone tiles are porous and they have to be sealed on a regular basis. Secondly, if the tiles are sealed incorrectly, they can become stained. Lastly, even if these tiles are sealed correctly, there is no guarantee that they won’t become stained if certain substances are spilled on them, and they are not cleaned immediately. If you can commit to a certain level of upkeep and understand that natural stone tiles can change over time, a natural stone floor tile may be a good fit for your bathroom.
If you’re looking for more bathroom tile ideas, visit our website or come down and see us here at Matrix Bathrooms. We have 40 years of experience in all aspects of designing and installing quality bathrooms. We offer a professional renovation service and guarantee your start and end dates for the work. If you have any further questions, our sales team will be happy to discuss your specific requirements in greater detail.