Homeowners these days are revamping their homes to make it more spectacular. Every space is being covered, whether it is big or small. However, the real challenge is to redo a small space in order to make it look spacious and not smaller or cramped. Bathrooms are one such area where homeowners feel helpless because they don’t know what to do with it. There are a lot of factors that play a vital role in revamping a small bathroom but what matters the most is your choice of tiles. Every home is unique and so are the solutions related to that space. Read on to know how to choose the right tile shape for your small bathroom.
Porcelain Sheets or Large Tiles
It is a natural thought to consider that large tiles will seem out of place in smaller quarters, however, it can be strategically used to your advantage in a bathroom design scheme. Wondering how? As you have a small space, you would want it to look clutter-free and less busy. Having too many competing textures and patterns can overwhelm the space and it will make the area look cramped and smaller. With large format tiles, you are at a distinct advantage of providing significantly fewer grout lines in your design while also assisting in the creation of added space depending on your selected layout. For instance, when you select large, rectangular-shaped bathroom tiles, it helps in creating an illusion of added width. If you will lay it horizontally or alternatively, you can create an additional sense of height when placed it running vertically up the walls in a bathroom with a lower ceiling.
Bathroom Tiles: Small Format
One must spend some time considering the best grout type and color to suit your tiles in order to achieve a sleek and clutter-free finish when using small tiles. With such tiles choose a grout color that is in contrast with it, in this way you can create a bold visual feature and should be used sparingly in smaller areas. You can also opt for a complimenting colored grout that will blend in with the color of your bathroom tiles. Make sure it shouldn’t overpower the tiles as that will take away the harmonious and sleek look in your design. In case the ceiling is low, place the small tiles in a vertically running pattern to create the impression of added height, effectively drawing the eye upwards.
Combining Different Tile Formats
Sometimes, for some people, a single tile format doesn’t work. Such individuals can combine a few different styles in one space to create an incredibly lustrous finish. For a small bathroom, select at least three different types of tiles for a truly show-stopping scheme with just the right amount of contrast and texture. You can use mosaic tiles on the feature wall and complement it with small to medium-sized tiles to balance the bathroom walls. The feature wall of your bathroom acts as a means of highlighting a particular element of your design, which could be a stylish vanity unit or a luxurious freestanding bathtub.