Your bathroom is an important part of the home. Not only is it the space for bathing, toileting, and dressing, but the bathroom can also be a retreat away from the rest of the house after a long, stressful day. Of course, the right design can make the bathroom even more appealing and enjoyable. This guide will help you avoid a few common mistakes made during the tiling of your bathroom.
Focusing More on Wall
If you are building a home from the ground up or remodeling your bathroom, you will most likely have to choose a few types of tile for the floors and the tub or shower surrounds. In addition, some bathrooms will have tile installed around the vanity or sink area.
Although all of these tiles should be chosen wisely, focusing more on the wall tile can be a mistake. In reality, you should spend the majority of your tile budget on the floor tiles since these tiles will take up the most space in the bathroom. If you focus more on the wall tile, you may not have enough in your budget to purchase and install the tile you really want for the floors.
Not Considering Lighting
You may have found the perfect tiles in a showroom and placed your order without taking the lighting of your bathroom into consideration. Your perfect tiles may look one way in a lit showroom and look completely different in your bathroom with natural light from the windows and various light fixtures.
Samples are a great way to ensure that you are choosing the right color and finish of tile because you can bring them home and see how they look in the actual light of your bathroom.
Choosing the Wrong Grout
Tiling your bathroom is not possible without grout, but most homeowners do not place enough emphasis on choosing the right grout color. To get started, you will need to decide whether you want the grout to blend in or stand out against the tile. This decision will either make or break the overall look you are trying to achieve.
If you are installing light-colored tiles, such as white, beige, cream, or even a lighter neutral, and you want the grout to blend in nicely, consider a grout in the same color as the tile or a shade slightly darker. If you want to make a statement, choose a dark color of grout for light-colored tiles.
For bathroom tile remodeling, many people opt for white grout against dark tiles to create definition and texture in their bathroom space.