Bathrooms nowadays are no longer the utilitarian spaces that they once were. Proud homeowners are splashing out to refurbish their bathrooms into a private oasis of calm. The major aspect of the refurbishment will be the type of tiles used and there is a plethora of choice out there to fit every taste and budget.
For a low maintenance bathroom refurbishment, ceramic tiles are often recommended. While they can be a little cold to touch and may be uncomfortable when used for flooring, ceramic tiles are water resistant, versatile, easy to clean and durable. The biggest advantage of using ceramic tiles, however, is the cost. They are often very good value of money, compared to other options and with such a wide variety of colours and finish to choose from, creating the right look for your bathroom will be easy.
Next to ceramics, glass tiles are also very popular. The extra depth on glass tiles tend to reflect the light, making a small bathroom space looks larger. Like ceramic tiles, glass tiles come in many colours and are equally durable and easy to care for. However, they are much more expensive than ceramic tiles. Hence many tilers use glass tiles as accents with matching ceramic tiles.
Homeowners who appreciate the natural look may opt for natural stone tiles, marble or granite. These are often very durable but special care must be taken to treat them with a sealant before use. When properly treated, these tiles last a long time and if they are good quality stones like marble quarried from Italy, they may even contribute to the value of the house. The attraction of these natural stones is the unique, one of a kind patterns. There may be even a fossil or two! There are engineered versions of these natural tiles that come in many colours and textures so you are not limited to neutral and white and grey colours that stone tiles are known for.