When we moved into our little house 6 years ago we knew right away we needed to replace the flooring. 20 year old nasty green carpet covered all the floors except the bathroom and kitchen. Broken and cracked ceramic tile covered those floors. We decided to use vinyl tile on all the flooring. It was cheap and really easy to install. The only room that we still need to update the flooring on is the bathroom in the master bedroom. The original tile is cracked and broken in a few spots. I’m trying to decide what kind of tile to install in the bathroom. There are so many options to choose from. If you want to give your bathroom a fresh look, updating the tiles is a great place to start. You can choose from a myriad of tiles, in a variety of shapes and styles.
If you need some help deciding on a tile theme for your bathroom you can click this link to get some inspiration. You can see all the latest tile trends and find something to suit your décor.
The latest style in mosaic
Mosaic styles can transform your bathroom from ordinary to memorable. One of the most popular mosaic trends for 2015 is metallic finishes for glass tiles, which have expanded the range of mosaic tiles on offer.
Away from glass mosaics, multi-shaped stone mosaics are very popular. Shapes available include hexagons, triangles and ovals. Natural stone mosaic patterns can add a hint of luxury to your bathroom. If you want to highlight the pattern it’s a good idea to use a grout that complements the color of your tiles. For a more subtle effect use a grout that matches.
Softer tile textures
There will always be a place for high gloss tiles in a bathroom, but in 2015, matte and semi-gloss tiles are popular. They are useful if you want a softer feel to your bathroom environment. Following the same theme of mellower styles, there is a current trend for textured tiling. These textures include the look of wood, the look of fabric or a brushed finish.
Opting for a fabric look in your tiles is an excellent way of achieving the soft vibe of wallpaper in your bathroom. Tiles that look & feel like wood can give you a warm and natural feel on your bathroom floor. The techniques used in producing these tiles have advanced so much that it’s often difficult to tell them apart from real wood, from an appearance point of view.
The pop art look
You can show your personality by opting for a pop art design on your bathroom tiles. Designs include those inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Other pop art tiles are adorned with patterns including camouflage and an array of bright colors in a brick shape. Any of these pop art tiles can be used throughout your bathroom, or to make a feature wall really pop.
Bathroom tiling is always going to be subject to individual taste, and there’s nothing wrong with opting for a timeless scheme of white or neutral tones. Although exploring the latest trends can be interesting and fun. When you find a theme that really grabs your imagination you can adapt it to turn your bathroom into the beautiful space that you’re aiming for.