Tiles are the perfect finishing touch to your dream bathroom. Use your tiles to create the right mood and look. Here are four simple and effective tiling tricks.
Work with large floor and wall tiles to make your bathroom space feel larger.
Building to a budget? Take your tiles only halfway up the wall and paint the rest.
Dark grout it easier to clean, conceals dirt and is less likely to change colour. It also makes a bold statement for impact.
Use patterns, colours and textures to create personality and interest.
Pick out a feature wall to make a style statement. Use this zone to get creative with patterns, colours and textures, then keep it subtle elsewhere.
Create a high-impact statement with flooring that really pops. Keep it simple on the walls and let your feature floor anchor your bathroom style.
Your shower zone is a great place to bring character and style into your bathroom. Use combinations of pattern, colour and texture to make it really stand out.
Customise your recessed niches with contrasting tiles. Choose a patterned tile or an alternative colour to the main wall to create impact. This is a great way to add depth and extra storage to your bathroom.
A small decorative gesture can go a long way. Accent tiles are the perfect way to dress up your bathroom in a focused area, like your shower or bath.
A decorative element that highlights your bathroom's best features with striking simplicity. Integrate a different coloured or patterned tile in key areas.
The most common of tile patterns and easy to achieve.
To ensure uniformity, purchase your tiles from the same batch.
The most popular pattern for floor tiling. Ideal for making a small room appear larger.
Diagonal patterns work best in a single colour, or a classic alternating black-and-white.
A timeless look that makes rooms feel bigger and directs the eye with its V-shaped pattern.
Works best in small and narrow spaces.
A simple, striking pattern that makes the tiles appear as if woven over and under one another.
Use two tiles laid next to one another to make a square.
Also known as the Pinwheel, this grid-like pattern is popular for floors and keeps the eye moving with its spinning effect.
Ensure the large tile is exactly twice the size of the smaller ones.
Get creative with a two-colour pattern, or use mosaic tiles for the smaller feature.
This look requires two different tile sizes.
Use Running Bond to create that classic subway tile look. A highly versatile pattern that suits all surfaces and walls.
Works with square or rectangular tiles. The latter is perfect for a signature brick wall look.
This pattern also works in vertical orientation.