If there was a competition to list the most personal and the most used space in a house, the bathroom would be a good contender for the list topper in both cases. One can easily say that a lot of time is spent in a space like a bathroom irrespective of the reason. It is also one of the most important areas of the house that requires precision and a very calculated tiling process. There are certain factors that play a key role when it comes to tiling a bathroom. Some of the important factors are porosity, durability, looks, cost efficiency, and ease of installation. Tiling of a space is not something that you change very often, so, it’s always better to be right the one time you do it. In this blog, we will look at some of the best options you can have for your bathroom floor tiles and bathroom wall tiles.
Pick your material RIGHT
Picking the right material is very important. You can’t pick a highly porous material for your bathroom as it’ll fill your experience with just complaints and high maintenance. There is no doubt about the beauty quotient that the use of natural stones and materials like marble and wood can increase but all these natural elements being highly porous makes us inclined more towards the man-made of the world. You shall definitely look for marble look and feel tiles, wooden look and feel tiles if you crave that look, or else there are many other designs and options that you can go for, like the mosaic, or create your own concept using ceramic floor tiles, vitrified tiles or porcelain tiles. When you get to the flooring, make sure that the tiles that you’re choosing or opting for are anti-skid as the last thing you’ll want to do in a bathroom is, well, skid.
Theme (and color) is important
Let’s just wing it. NO!
It’s important to plan and brainstorm every step but first, decide on a theme, decide on a color. You can’t just randomly put your finger on one and then hope that the bathroom angels are on your side and you get a wonderful bathroom! That is not how it works, sit with your family and decide upon a proper theme that you want to give your bathroom and a proper collar that you want to base your theme around. Tiles these days come in every color possible, so it’ll not be a difficult task for you to locate one with the color you desire. Thanks to the detailed filters and a wide range of tiles at Orientbell, you can easily locate the tile you want to go for, that too the exact color that you’re searching for.
A single accent piece or wall can work wonders for your space. It’s like the show stopper of the fashion show. Having an accent piece makes it easier to design a decor, a theme, or a concept. You design everything in sync and keep that accent wall in mind. It’s like Ronaldo to the team, that your concept is. Everything points at the accent, everything complements the accent. Accent walls can be of any color/design that you want. Make sure to not overdo an accent piece because there is always a very thin line between eye-catchy and eye-itchy.
As we’ve time and again heard the phrase, ‘size matters’, irrespective of the context obviously. Let us go on record and say that it truly does. In the case of tiles and decor, Oh! It so does. Using large tiles can help your space look bigger and more spacious. This trick mostly comes in handy when you are tiling a bathroom because, in order to have spacious rooms, people often tend to compromise on the bathroom space without realizing that in the long run, that could be a little troublesome. Anyway, for that and only that, comes handy this hack. Use light shades and large format tiles to create this illusion of a more spacious bathroom.
If you’re looking for tiling, renovating, or building your bathroom area, it is very important to have good research, knowledge about nothing else but what you like. Being sure about what you want is half the battle won. While you’re on the lookout for the perfect tiles, you should definitely check out the Orientbell website for their latest tile ranges and releases. Inspire 3.0, Rhino, Eleganz, Granalt, and many more such ranges are bound to give you that look for your space that you’ve been looking and craving for. Have a happy tile experience, y’all!
Isha Tandon has worked within the architecture and interior design industry as a flooring consultant expert – specializing in tiles, stones, and terrazzo. She has worked with Orientbell Limited, a leading tile manufacturer in India, as a product development manager in the design team and has recently joined the marketing team as their digital content expert. Her experience comes in handy in understanding the audience as she creates value-driven functional & informational content for the readers. She creates lifestyle pieces that focus on interior design products, trends, and processes. She loves to travel to historic places with rich architecture.