Today I have a guest post from David Anderson of Bathroom Tiles

                           ” How to Ensure You Pick the Right Bathroom Tile” 

 

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When it comes to decorating any room in the house it’s important to get the colour schemes right, so there’s no clash.  Textures, too, can play a big part here and are worth taking into account when selecting floor or wall coverings.

It’s amazing how difficult it can be to choose the right colour.  The colour you have in mind might not match anything else and you will be wasting money if you don’t first spend time selecting the right one.

There are several things to take into consideration when choosing the right Bathroom Tiles so bear them in mind when you start thinking about which onces to buy.

Try to obtain a sample tile from your supplier.  This will enable you to take it home and try it out against the other colours included.

Place the tile up against the wall by the window, if possible, to see the colour match.  Taking a paint colour chart to the shop and trying to find a match against a tile is nigh on impossible.  The lighting in the shop will prevent you seeing the true colours.  Daylight is by far the best light and will give a true result.

Try the tile out in the bathroom first.  If it’s the floor you’re tiling, put the tile on the floor and see how it looks.  Move it about so you get a general idea of how it will match in all parts of the room.  If it’s a wall tile, try it out in various parts of the area you are tiling.  You can then get a rough idea if that particular style and colour is going to work.

Don’t try to choose a tile that is too modern if you live in a period home.   It’s best to suit your decor to the type propery you live in, otherwise they will look out of place.  This also goes for the decor in the rest of the room.  If you have gone for a classical bathroom suite, choose tiles to match.  If it is very modern, choose accordingly.

Consider the size of the room.  If it’s small, lighter colours will make it appear bigger.  A large, lofty room can have a cold feel, but choosing warm coloured floor tiles can give a cozy feel.  Similarly darker tiles will make a large room appear smaller.

Decide whether you want patterned or plain tiles.  Plain tiles will act as a canvas against which to display a decorative mirror or fancy bathroom suite.  Patterened or brightly coloured tiles will act as a focus themselves and will draw the eye.

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Finally don’t forget to ask advice from the sales team in the shop you’re buying from.  They have a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be able to steer you away from potential mistakes that could prove to be expensive.  They will be only too glad to help, so don’t be shy.

Thanks, Dave, those were very good points!