Where to tile in your bathroom… Are you struggling with the thought of redesigning or restyling your bathroom? One issue you may come across is where should you tile- Floor to ceiling? Just in the shower area? Half way? Whatever your choice, bare in mind that it could also affect the cost of your project, since tiling is a skilled job.
Tiling the bare minimum…
You can almost do away without any wall tiling at all, covering only the floor with luxurious marble tiles or a decorative ceramic/porcelain tile to really create an eye catching feature.
Walls plastered in micro-cement can be sealed to ensure waterproofing, and there are various equivalent options for bricks, depending on whether you paint them or leave them bare. Always get a professional opinion about waterproofing areas that will get very wet, as the consequences of even the smallest opportunities for water to go where it’s not meant to can cause long-term bathroom pain.
Tiling half way…
If you choose to run tiles around the walls uniformly at shoulder height, this creates a streamlined, very neat look. The details that make this style of tiling work are the choice of paint colour on the walls above, and the trim, which is key to helping tiles run nicely into a plain wall.
Floor to ceiling…
Floor-to-ceiling tiles can lend a real air of swish hotel style, to a bathroom. The key to keeping the whole look airy and bright is a pale palette.
Where natural light is lacking, visual continuity can really help to open up a dark room. Another great tip is that larger tile options can have the effect of stretching a smaller space, therefore making your bathroom appear bigger and more spacious.
A bright room lends more scope for a busier choice of tile – for example, a smaller in size and varied in tone option.
Make half tiling have a purpose…
Half tiling your bathroom walls could be the star of the show, yet it barely covers half of the room. Metro tiles standout by laying them in a herringbone pattern and at the same time, the painted sections feel deliberate.
If you’ve fallen for more expensive tiles, but aren’t sure the budget will stretch, consider using them in a small area of the bathroom. Here, a patterned design forms an extended splashback behind the basin, yet still makes quite the impact.
Reduce usage even more if needs be by choosing just enough tiles to protect the area directly behind the basin. Keep other tiles plain to maximise your feature.
Remember- It pays to seek advice from professionals, get a couple of quotes from various tilers, plumbers and building contractors- but never settle for the cheapest!
Where to tile in your bathroom… So if you are struggling and need inspiration and design ideas- pop into our showroom based on Red Marsh Industrial Estate, Thornton. Only 10 minutes from Blackpool and 20 minutes from the motorway.
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Porcelain- The Best Option for Bathroom Flooring
Fantastic Houzz article by Sarah Alcroft discussing which material is the best option for bathroom flooring. We certainly agree that you simply cannot go wrong with a porcelain floor- it is available in so many different styles and textures with practically no maintenance or upkeep. Have a read by clicking the link below:
Pop into our showroom on Red Marsh Industrial Estate, Thornton to come and browse through our vast range of porcelain and ceramic tiles.
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It’s our honest and firm belief that everyone should be able to enjoy an beautifully tiled bathroom, kitchen, hallway area etc, which is why we aim to help out and support staff and NHS workers. With NHS staff providing an incredible service in difficult and testing circumstances, we want to show our appreciation with this exclusive discount just for them.
Based near Blackpool & Preston in Thornton Cleveleys, our showroom offers an extensive range of porcelain and ceramic tiles available at affordable and reasonable prices. Pop in to our showroom on Red Marsh Industrial Estate, open 6 days a week, to see for yourself.
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Feature Decor Floor Tiles- 33cm x 33cm- our stunning new range of decorative floor tiles have now been delivered hot off the press!
Available in 2 dark grey and white styles- ‘Flower’ and ‘Arabesk’…
Our newest floor and wall tile range is a traditional looking white and dark grey patterned feature floor tile design, perfect for use in bathrooms, kitchens, conservatories and hallways. The Omani tile is the perfect choice to make your chosen room look complete.
Having a patterned feature floor tile is a massive trend in tile design and looks fantastic in Victorian and Edwardian homes. Victorian floor tiles are fashionable in older homes but can be expensive. The Omani range offers a more affordable alternative to traditional methods.
Pop into our showroom on Red Industrial Estate, Thornton for further information or to take a look for yourself.
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Why choose Porcelain tiles? Porcelain tiles are as popular now as they have ever been. But why choose porcelain tiles over other options such as ceramic or stone for your home? Here we explore the benefits to be gained from the use of porcelain tiles.
Low Water Absorption
Their extremely low water absorption makes porcelain tiles the perfect choice for bathrooms, kitchens, wet-rooms and even swimming pools!
Greater Stain Resistance
Along with being more water resistant than ceramic and stone tiles, porcelain tiles also benefit from greater stain resistance thanks to their denser, less porous properties.
Because porcelain tiles are much harder than ceramic tiles, they are an ideal choice for use on floors, being able to withstand the wear and tear that comes with them.
Variety of Designs
But it’s not just all about substance with porcelain tiles; they certainly don’t scrimp on style either, and porcelain tiles come in a variety of styles and designs. Porcelain tiles can mimic natural stone such as limestone and granite, or other natural materials such as wood.
Polished porcelain tiles not only look fantastic, but they further decrease the tile’s water and stain absorption, along with adding the wow factor to any room!
Pop into our showroom on Red Marsh Industrial Estate, Thornton to have a look at our brand new Code range and many more of our porcelain options.
Article by Laura Wheat 3 January 2019 Houzz UK Contributor. Freelance journalist and interiors obsessive, renovating a Victorian semi one super-slow project at a time. One day I will have a spacious hallway.
A big bathroom may be considered a luxury, but a small wash space can be just as good. After all, it’s a room you mostly use alone, and beyond basic sanitary ware requirements, there isn’t a need to accommodate much more.
Invest time in planning at the beginning of the process: first and foremost, a small bathroom must be efficient and practical. This means considering every possible configuration for your toilet, bath, basin and shower, as well as how best to conceal plumbing and where you can squeeze in storage.
Sometimes, counter-intuitive steps, such as building out a wall in order to install a hidden-cistern toilet, can create more useful space and a better layout. These 10 tips should help you design a stylish and usable bathroom that feels bigger than it really is.
Re-frame your space
If you’re trying to fit a separate shower and bath into a bathroom, it’s important to consider how these will impact on the overall feel of the space. By choosing a ‘frame-less’ shower enclosure, light is able to pass freely through the glass and the cubicle itself seems far less imposing.
Light the way
Lighting may not be at the forefront of your mind when designing a new bathroom, but it plays a crucial role in creating an effective scheme. Think about combining different types of lights; for example, spotlights for the ceiling and any recessed areas (such as the back wall of this bathroom) and decorative pendants above the basin. Have a separate dimmer switch controls for each to enable you to create ambiance for quiet baths, but full illumination for shaving or putting on make-up.
Clear the floor
When floor space is at a premium, a wall-hung basin makes an unobtrusive addition to a bijou bathroom. As well as being a dream to clean and stylish, too, keeping the floor clear will create the illusion of a larger room. You’ll also leave space for additional storage, bathroom steps or a bin underneath.
Build in better storage
Although you might think a small bathroom doesn’t afford the luxury of built-in cupboards, a clever layout will squeeze in subtle storage. In this compact washroom, the linear arrangement of the toilet and basin means plumbing is hidden and a small cabinet is created under the basin.
The depth of space required for the cistern and fixings on a wall-hung toilet is often less than for their close-coupled counterparts, meaning they are especially useful for small bathrooms. Installing fitted cupboards also allows products to be stowed neatly away, avoiding clutter.
Install a skylight
Light-filled spaces feel bigger, so adding a skylight – where feasible – will make a huge difference to a cramped bathroom. Make maximum use of all that lovely light by choosing pale finishes, but with a pleasing tactile quality to prevent any potential sterility.
Work in a wet room
In small bathrooms, waterproofing the entire space to create a wet room can give you the freedom to use a layout that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. In this chic wash space, a super-slim sliver of glass is all that separates the shower and basin. The shower itself sits snugly in the corner, in an arrangement where a normal shower tray would look cramped.
Switch your shower tray
If creating a wet room isn’t an option, a good alternative is a slimline shower tray. There are lots available, and their low profile makes a sleek addition to a contemporary bathroom. It may also be possible to recess a tray slightly into the floor of the bathroom, for a totally seamless finish.
Stick to one colour
Wall-to-wall white tiles and soft lighting give this bathroom a surprisingly cosy feel. By choosing wall-hung sanitary ware, a recessed shower tray, frame-less glass and one colour throughout, the small space is free from visual interruptions.
Choose the right bath
If you’re yearning to incorporate a freestanding bath, choose a style with fairly straight sides that will sit as flat as possible against the wall and won’t require space around it.
Upgrade your finishes
One advantage of overhauling a small room is that you need fewer materials, meaning you may manage to invest in upgrading your finishes. Although this narrow bathroom is short on space, the Lefroy Brooks shower and marble tiles make a big statement about the room’s premium credentials.
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8 Creative Alternatives to Standard Bathroom Storage- Blackpool Tile Shop
Embrace the freedom of an informal rustic bathroom by being creative with your storage options. Ditch the standard mirrored bathroom cabinet and use a piece of furniture you might not usually find in a washspace. Here, the designers have chosen a wooden chest of drawers as sturdy storage. An item like this can transform a bathroom from a clinical, functional space into a cosy sanctuary.If you’re going to use wooden furniture in your bathroom, protect it from moisture by applying a good-quality waterproof finish and ensuring the room is well ventilated.
Here’s another way to repurpose an item from a different area of the home. This garden stool is ideal for tucking towels beneath the basin.It’s light enough to be moved around the room and used for other purposes, too, such as holding magazines by the bath or providing a perch for a post-shower set of clothes, and the bamboo finish on the legs adds a natural feel to the space.
Ladder shelves are a great way to add interest to a room and their slanted design ensures they don’t encroach on the space too much.Choose a finish to match your interior style, whether that’s black, white or brightly coloured. In a rustic-style room, a natural wood ladder like this one works well. Style it by interspersing attractive toiletries and towels with a few decorative items.
A linen cabinet like this one can work well in a shabby-chic bathroom. Hunt in second-hand shops and markets to find old pieces you can upcycle.
As long as the structure is solid and the wood is in good condition, you can revamp the item with a few licks of paint. Sand well beforehand, and add at least two coats of furniture paint to ensure it stands up to scratches.
If you’re short on space, think about ways you can incorporate storage that doesn’t take up too much room.This wall-hung wire shelf unit is an ideal space-saver for storing toiletries near the basin. The open design allows items – including plants – to be displayed, which adds character to the room.
The industrial look has been popular in homes for a while now, so it’s possible to find some creative pieces that tie in with the look. This towel rack radiator is made from copper piping that’s been fashioned into three perfect slots for rolled-up towels.An idea like this is not only practical, it also adds a quirky design feature to the space.
In this glossy bathroom, the designers could have used standard white or glass shelves. Instead, they’ve gone for something more interesting.Reclaimed wood has been cut to fit and inserted into a neat alcove next to the bath. The rough timber adds some rich, natural texture to the room.
How’s this for an interesting storage idea? An old metal locker unit has been repurposed as a storage cabinet for this eclectic bathroom.It’s sturdy and functional, and completely transforms the look of the room. The key idea to steal here is to think outside the box – just because something was originally intended for one purpose doesn’t mean it can’t be used for another.